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my new to me smith and wesson 17-2

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by roval, Nov 10, 2022.

  1. paul105

    paul105 Member

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    Couple of K22s (pre-17 - early 1950s?). One of my favorite 22 platforms.
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    The pretty one.
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    Also have a M17-6 .
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  2. Master Blaster

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    The 17-2 K-22 Target Masterpiece is a great gun. Get some good standard velocity ammo like CCI sv or Aguilla and it will shoot tiny groups at 25 yards.

    Very nice and a great price, you could also get some brownells Oxpho Blue, and very fine steel wool and spot touch up the bluing and it will look nicer.
     
  3. conan32120

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    the grip angle on the 17-6 seems strange to me, is it the grips or is it truly designed that way?
     
  4. paul105

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    No design change, just the Herrett grips.
     
  5. The Happy Kaboomer

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    GREAT purchase. Many happy hours ahead.
     
  6. roval

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    hopefully to the range in the next couple of days. have to research on how to apply oxypho blue.
     
  7. P5 Guy

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    Fun shooting gun, my 17 no dash from 1959.
     
  8. DR505

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    A 17-6 and an 18-3.

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    And a 17-4.
     
  9. airfoil

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    That old thing won't shoot...I'll give ya 600$...then, go get the 8" version, now that will shoot.
     
  10. roval

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    i still haven't taken it to the range, between a new puppy that has to be taken out every couple of hours and cold temps( for me at least) i just haven't gone.
     
  11. Jeff olson

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    Some of the nicest Smith and Wesson had to offer. You're going to love them both. I have a pre 14 K38 that shipped in 1947, a 14-4 that shipped in 1972, and a 17-3 that shipped in 1980. 20221120_155859.jpg
     
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  12. CraigC

    CraigC Sixgun Nut

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    They really got everything right when they designed the K-frame. For me, the 17-4 came first, about 25yrs ago. I wandered a lot of miles, popped a lot of critters and mulched the landscape with empty .22 hulls with it.

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    A year later I got a screaming deal on an 18-3.

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    A year later I found a 14-4 brand new in the box in an old gun shop that time had forgot.

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  13. BullRunBear

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    Congrats on the new to you acquisition. Much as I like my Ruger single actions and black powder revolvers, the K-38 and K-17 are superb shooters. They are included in my will. They aren't going anywhere until I do. :D

    Jeff
     
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  14. Driftwood Johnson

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    Howdy Again

    I forgot to mention I have this Model 17 no dash with an 8 3/8" barrel, that shipped in 1963.

    Quite muzzle heavy, the oversized target grips help steady it.

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