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S&W Model 17-2

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  1. Reloadron
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    Came upon a S&W Model 17-2 Serial Number K789408. Traveling for the Holidays and believe one that I already have is a Model 17 No Dash #K336897 a much earlier gun and I think it is a 4". The one I just grabbed is a 6" and I "think" the one at home is a 4". Any idea on the date for this Model 17-2 SN K789408?

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  2. Ron James

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    S&W K frame serial numbers started at K779163 and ended with K848781 in 1968, Hope that helps
     
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    Thanks a bunch.

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    Ummmmm??

    S&W K-Frame serial numbers started at K101 in 1946.
    And ended at K999999 in 1970.

    The one the OP ask about was made in 1968.

    The one at home was made in 1958.

    But, If the OP has a 4" one at home, it is very likely not a Model 14 K38 Target Masterpiece, but more likely a Model 15 K-38 Combat Masterpiece.

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    RC, many thanks for the additional info. I can't remember if the gun at home is 4" or maybe 6". Quite possibly I now own two 6" model 17s. The price was right on the gun I grabbed today so I pulled the trigger, Merry Christmas to me. Just down in Columbus. Ohio from Cleveland, Ohio visiting kids and grand kids as well as siblings. Never planned on buying a gun but when opportunity knocks...

    Thanks for the replies, they are much appreciated.

    Ron
     
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    rc

    I think Reloadron was talking about finding a Model 17 (.22LR), not a Model 14 (.38 Special). If he had a 4" barrel version like that at home wouldn't that be a Model 18, not a Model 15?
     
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    I think you are right! :banghead:

    Regardless, the serial number info would still be correct.

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    Following Christmas when we get home I'll get into the safe and see what I have and will post back. The only reason I seemed to think a Model 17 was because of info on my laptop. I had the 4" in my head for some reason. Really appreciate the dope guys, especially on this new addition. Easy to call the new gun when I am sitting here looking at it. :) Worst case scenario is I have two Model 17 6" revolvers which really isn't a bad thing. :)

    Thanks
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    Well home again. The gun I had was indeed a 6" Model 17 no dash so I now have two model 17 revolvers in 6". The newer is in slightly better condition than my first and the one I just got is a 17-2. The grips are different slightly. Everyone who helped me ID this new gun down to the year, many hanks and very much appreciated.

    Ron
     
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    deleted because I didn't read the previous post close enough and answered a non question.
     
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    What edition do you have??

    I have the 3rd. Edition.
    And K serial numbers are listed concurrently, year by year, from the first one in 1946, (K101) through the last one it covers in 1983. (311K273.

    Maybe you have an older version of the book??

    rc
     
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