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New to me S&W Model 17 (photos)

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by SJshooter, Nov 1, 2006.

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  1. SJshooter

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    Well, as I posted earlier, I've been posting in every gun forum and searching every gun shop within 50 miles for about two years looking for a late Model 17 (with the full lug). This isn't an easy find in California, since you can't bring them into the state.

    Then two weeks ago, a forum member tipped me off in email and I finally picked it up today.

    Here is the "before" picture, all messed up with a sales tag, tons of fingerprints and ugly rubber tires:

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    I just knew that with a good, solid cleaning and some nice wood, this glorious pre-lock could reclaim some of it's glory.

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    I have some traditional medallion target stocks on the way, but threw on these really nice full-checkered rosewood stocks that I had for just such an occasion as a nice find. They cover the backstrap, but they look so nice that I might just keep them. Checkering is sharp and I like it!

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    Paired up with her sister, the 586-7, they make a nice pair:

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  2. Jim K

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    I guess I am asking for some sort of sense where there is no sense, but why would the K-22 be banned from import into CA? I can't think of a much less likely gun to be the choice of criminals.

    Jim
     
  3. rico700

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    Very nice pair! Thanks for sharing the pics.
     
  4. SJshooter

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    Well, California has an "approved" gun list for guns you can import into the state. They are all current-production guns only. Since the Model 17-6 is no longer in production, in can not be brought into the state via sale. California has a lot of bizarro gun laws, despite being the largest gun-buying state in the nation.
     
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    Congratz on a nice find here behind enemy lines.

    Joe
     
  6. XavierBreath

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    Beautiful gun! I like those grips! Are they available anywhere?
     
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    I think Ma gun laws will give Ca's gun laws a run for its money
     
  8. SJshooter

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    I have another set just like them that I am getting ready to sell on eBay soon. Grips there are going for really high prices, so I'm looking for min. of $75 plus shipping. The wood is nice and the checkering was done by hand... I'm not saying that they are worth that much, but I know I can get that much. Shocking the prices people will pay there.
     
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    Congrats!

    Very Nice indeed and I agree with the looks of the new stocks.
    Her sister is a quite a looker herself.
     
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    ya know, i didnt like it at all when the window opened, but with those new grips, that thing looks AWSOME. congrats.
     
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    Awesome! I love all K22s, great and small.

    You didn't happen to find it at Imbert & Smithers, did you?
     
  12. SJshooter

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    Nope, Sportsmen's Supply in San Jose.
     
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    I'll give you the $75 for the checkered rosewood grips. Tell me where to send the money by PM. Thanks!
     
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    S&W Model 17

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    and if Martha Croakly gets in as AG, we may become worse off than Calif. in the gun law area. I have been told by several in the know, that she makes Tom Reilly look pro gun!:eek:
     
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    Just want to report that SJshooter is a man of his word. He said he sent the grips the other day and I got them today. They are every bit as beautiful as he said. Here's a couple of pix of my 8 3/8" 617. Blame the photographer for any flaws, these handles are be-you-tee-ful! :D
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  16. SJshooter

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    I am so glad you like them! You definitely know you're holding a gun when you have a full palm full of sharpened wood!

    Great pics!
     
  17. BigG

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    Those little diamonds ARE sharp, aren't they, bud? :evil:

    I don't think I'd like to shoot a MAGNUM with those grips.
     
  18. SJshooter

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    Why not? You'd have permanent grooves in your hand that would allow you to get the same grip every time!
     
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    And if you feel like a fancy dinner at the range, you can use them as a cheese-grater when you run out of ammo.

    Actually, I LOVE the grips on your 586. Those are unbelievably sexy!!!
     
  20. SJshooter

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    There's a set just like them on ebay right now (not sold by me): search for item 170049916444
     
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    I have a 17-6 as well, mine was wearing a 1x burris scope with a no drill and tap mount that used the existing rear sight holes, no rear sight though, I removed it and bought a sight off E-bay for $23.

    I have some wood Hogues on mine.

    Who makes those grips??
     
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    SJshooter-thank you for the suggestion, but they are for a round butt. My 19-3 has a square butt.
     
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