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    Smith Wesson model 48 K-22 which version was the best made?

    Hello to everyone, as I am on the market for model 48 22 magnum, and I am not very familiar with the gun ( I never had one) I would like to ask which variation ( I guess which dash number) was the very best mechanically produced. thank you !!

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    Re: Smith Wesson model 48 K-22 which version was the best made?

    Welcome.

    There really isn't any "Best" model. There are those that more desirable, more expensive, somewhat better estectis, some easier to find and therefore cheaper.... much depends upon what your needs are.

    I have a couple of 48's from the later 1950's and early 1960's, but rarely shoot them. I find little to justify the additional expense of the .22 Magnum round. Mine are collectables.



    If you want to shoot a K-22 maybe you should consider a .22 Long Rifle Model 17 instead. That havng been said, 48's from all eras can be good guns.

    Drew
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    Re: Smith Wesson model 48 K-22 which version was the best made?

    Drew.
    estectis ??
    You typing with one hand and warming your brandy with the other?
    I think I know your intent, but maybe it is local vernacular.
    Bill

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    Re: Smith Wesson model 48 K-22 which version was the best made?

    Quote Originally Posted by RdrBill
    Drew.
    estectis ??
    You typing with one hand and warming your brandy with the other?
    I think I know your intent, but maybe it is local vernacular.
    Bill
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    Re: Smith Wesson model 48 K-22 which version was the best made?

    beegee.
    I have owned 2 of them. They are gone now. As a shooting gun they are very dirty and require much more cleaning to keep running.
    There are some, as Drew posted, that are very good ones to buy and keep.
    Buy early ones and buy condition.
    I don't know about the asthaphetics portion of gun buying, but I think it has something to do with LOOKIN GOOD.
    Bill@Yuma

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    Re: Smith Wesson model 48 K-22 which version was the best made?

    Quote Originally Posted by RdrBill
    beegee.
    I don't know about the asthaphetics portion of gun buying, but I think it has something to do with LOOKIN GOOD.
    Bill@Yuma
    LOOKIN' GOOD? Crap that leaves me the hell out....

    Agreed that the ball powder used in at least some of the loadings will accumulate under the extractor and tie the gun up... I've not had this problem with any of the .22 Long Rifle rounds.
    ".... Evil Flourishes When Good Men Do Nothing...."

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    Re: Smith Wesson model 48 K-22 which version was the best made?

    What bore diameter did S&W use on these?

    giz

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    Re: Smith Wesson model 48 K-22 which version was the best made?

    I don't know about aesthetics or venacular, but Sebago Son speaks Smith and Wesson exceptionally well.

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    Re: Smith Wesson model 48 K-22 which version was the best made?

    Giz, I have read .224 for the 22 mag.

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    Re: Smith Wesson model 48 K-22 which version was the best made?

    I'm with Drew here.
    Mine is a 1960 M-48.
    The bluing and fit-and-finish of that late-50's and early-60's era is unsurpassed.
    Any and all .22 WMR's are problematic as to cleaning, and they have a tendency to be picky about what kind of ammunition produces the least amount of crud under the ejector star.
    That being said, the ass-thetics speak for themselves!

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