My Smith & Wesson .22 cal revolver has a 6" heavy barrel,
target grips and adjustable rear sight. The hammer
is checkered and the trigger is ribbed. Serial# K562*
The overall condition is approx.95 percent. I have attached several photos.
Can you please tell me the model # of this revolver
and an approximate value for insurance purposes.
Hubbard Lake, MI
Your revolver is a Model 17-2 and probably shipped from the factory in 1964. Prior to 1957, this model was referred to as the K-22 Masterpiece. Model numbers were assigned beginning in 1957 and the K-22 became the Model 17. It still gets referred to as a K-22. The dash 2 variant was introduced in 1961 with an engineering change in the cylinder stop and the consequent elimination of the retaining screw in the front of the trigger guard.
The stocks on your gun are not original. Original stocks at the time this gun was shipped would have been Magna style with the smooth diamond around the screw escutcheon. If it came with target stocks (unlikely), they would have had a different checkering pattern, including the diamond, and a S&W medallion inlaid in the stock circle. I've attached photos to illustrate both types.
Based on the condition revealed in your photos, the value is probably around $600. It would be more if you have the original box, accessories and original stocks.
Thank you very much for the prompt reply to my
inquiry. My curiosity is satisfied and I know how to value this pretty revolver. You have done me a nice
I am interested in all of your affiliations, particularly your association with the Alaska Professional Hunters.
Do you know Sandy Jamieson who lives in the Fairbanks area? He and his wife are great friends of my sister
Mary Beth Smetzer He built her log cabin quite a
I have never met him but I do have a nice piece of his art.
I keep track of the goings on in interior Alaska on
the pages of the News Miner. Mary Beth works there.
With kindest regards,
Hubbard Lake, MI
Glad to help out with your Smith question.
I became a Charter Sustaining Life member of APHA a very long time ago. Back in the day, I knew a lot of the guys who had the old exclusive guide areas and was close friends with some of the organization's hard working and somewhat flamboyant leaders. Some of those guys are dead now and others have retired. I still have some friends in the guiding industry, but I'm pretty much retired now too.
I may have met Sandy at one point, but I can't say I know him. Since Lynn died, I have not had a lot of contact with the Fairbanks boys. I understand the lodge at Wood River has been sold. I was up there with Lynn when he was building it, but that was many years ago.
Thanks for the contact. Come up and see God's country again some time. Perhaps we could grab a cup of coffee at the Noisy Goose or something.