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I just inherited a Smith & Wesson 22 long rifle CTS I'm kind of curious what year it was built and how much it's worth. The serial number looks to be 5K89484 mod. 17-3. Mine has gold inlay as well I don't know if my uncle paid for that aftermarket cuz I looked around and haven't found one like that.
 

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Your gun is a Model 17-3 shipped in 1974. It's built on the K Frame and .22 Long Rifle CTG is the cartridge the gun is chambered for. If you are referencing gold filling in the stampings It was most likely done by a previous owner and can be removed with acetone if you don't like it. Value depends on condition and included accessories such as factory box, papers, and cleaning tools. Rough guess $500 - $700.
 

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CTG stands for "Cartridge" which is the correct term, not "caliber" that everyone uses today. I have a 17-4 K-22 Masterpiece (just had it out today) and it is a great shooter. I paid ~ $600 a few years ago without box or tools or paperwork from a daughter selling her dad's gun at a flea market. I considered it a good deal.
 

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That would be a bizarre thing to do! And not an inlay anyway. A photo would clarify.
It's gold paint. Seen it alot with older guns to highlight the rollmarks.
 
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Welcome to the forums from the Wiregrass! Your Mod. 17-3 is also known as the K22 Masterpiece target revolver, as Abby's Dad notes above. This is often shortened to the K22. The original gun was introduced in 1940 (the K22-40) and only a few were made before WWII. After the war, S&W brought it back with a top serrated rib and also made matching Masterpiece versions on the K frame in .32 (Mod. 16) and .38 (Mod. 14) caliber. These guns are nearly identical right down to the weight so a target shooter could alternate calibers without having to compensate for changes. Arguably, it is still the finest target revolver ever made. Congratulations on your inheritance!
 

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Your gun is a Model 17-3 shipped in 1974. It's built on the K Frame and .22 Long Rifle CTG is the cartridge the gun is chambered for. If you are referencing gold filling in the stampings It was most likely done by a previous owner and can be removed with acetone if you don't like it. Value depends on condition and included accessories such as factory box, papers, and cleaning tools. Rough guess $500 - $700.
Thanks for the info, I would post some pictures but I could not figure it out. It doesn't have factory box papers, just a gun and a zip up leather type case. Looks to be in pretty good shape. The grips seem odd to me though. Maybe I figured out the pictures.
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Here is a few more images, I did not realize how many people responded at first. That pretty cool! I was told from my aunt that my uncle had paid somebody to gold inlay one of the
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I'm assuming it's this one, because the other gun I got from her looks to be stock gold inlay.
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I would not use a case but a silicone sock to keep rust issues at bay.
 
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