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    K22 Masterpiece Validation

    Good Afternoon! I just purchased what was advertised as a K22 Masterpiece .22LR with a advertised serial number 13048. After removing the aftermarket rubber grip, it revealed a serial number of 663XXX which is also found on the cylinder and under the barrel. I am very new to S&W revolvers and would like insight on it validity. Thanks!

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    Where did the 13408 number come from? Was that the number stamped on the yoke?
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    Presuming there's a K prefix on the butt it left the factory in 1966. A K22 Masterpiece or Target Masterpiece w/ 6" barrel was re-named Model 17 after 1957 & if you swing out the cylinder something like MOD 17 will be stamped there. If it has a 4" barrel it's a K22 Combat Masterpiece re-named Model 18 after 1957. If the 13048 is w/ the Model # it's a now meaningless assembly #.
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    Yes, it is on the yoke. I did some research and I gathered that was a number used in the assembly process in the factory.

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    I could not locate the K near the Serial #, just the 663XXX.

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    When I swing out the Cylinder, only 13048 is stamped. There is no evidence of a MOD XX on the gun.

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    It sounds as if you have a .22 Outdoorsman made sometime in the mid to late 30’s. The sideplate should have 4 screws and a screw on the front of the trigger guard (5 screws). A picture would confirm this.
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    I believe you are correct, I will post some pictures this evening and that will confirm. THANKS!

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    This is my Outdoorsman. sn.6454xx Made around 1933ish. Does it look like this?
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    Yes, very much like that! It had a B-Square scope mount on it and it appears that the top of the frame is missing a piece. I need to locate that piece, a rear sight and the correct grips.


 
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