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Woo Hoo! Completed A Vintage S&W Set Today!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by doc540, Sep 7, 2012.

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  1. doc540

    doc540 Member

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    1953 S&W K-22 Masterpiece

    Well, apart from the Nox-Rust paper, and with a lot of help and advice from the S&W Forum members, I completed the set today!
    Pistol, box, Helpful Hints brochure, sight adjustment tool, and cleaning tools.

    It's a shooter and not a museum piece, but it's all there finally.

    What a great hobby!

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  2. Fotno

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    Nice. One of my grail guns right there.
     
  3. Guillermo

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    she is a bonny lass
     
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    Hello friends and neighbors // Nice set, I'm grinning for you, that is a beauty.
     
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    Wow! Very nice. Now I have one more I need to see about, is there no end?
     
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    Sweet...very sweet!
     
  8. Sealevel

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    She is a beauty - looks as new! She'll be a head turner on the range.

    I have a Mod 17 ('71) and a Mod 48 ('74) that are two of my favorite range guns. I'm looking for a model 18 in similar exc condition.

    Hope you enjoy your new shooter!
     
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    Wonderful gun.
     
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    Gordon, do you work for the government? :D
     
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    Pristine and in its original box. I hope you get or make a cedar wood box to store it in.
     
  13. doc540

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    Thanks, Gary, but it's been shot and shows a little wear on the bluing.


    Therefore, I'm gonna keep shooting it! :evil:
     
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    Protect box though. Don't let it get crushed. I wouldn't even store the gun in the original box. Future generations of Americans will thank you for it.
     
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    Howdy

    Very nice!

    I still have the box and all the goodies that came with my Model 17 when I bought it brand, spanky new in 1975.

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    Drool! I'd place that right in the safe next to my blue box 17 nodash- nice setup!
     
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    I saw a used blue 17 at the LGS today for four hundred and something dollars.
    Want it, can't afford it.
     
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    Spectacular beauty!

    Love the Smith's

    Thanks for sharing
     
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    Seriously nice buy!! That and the K-38 are both on my list. jealous1.gif
     
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    Oh man. Now you've done it. You have me thinking about the K-22 I sold years ago. :banghead:
     
  21. Guillermo

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    there are tons out there.

    And if you are not a stickler for perfect blue, they are not even that expensive.
     
  22. doc540

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    we're gradually getting there

    a little more "correct" for 1953
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    If you hit hard times?

    You can sell the S&W steel handle screwdriver for more then most common handguns sell for!!

    rc
     
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    Then you probably don't want to know that I paid $125 for mine in 1975. Of course, $125 was a fair amount of money back then.
     
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    "You can sell the S&W steel handle screwdriver for more then most common handguns sell for!!"

    crazy, ain't it?

    Last one on Ebay sold for about $125.:what:
     
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