Above are a couple of pictures I swiped from the web. On the early one-liner k22s, was the rib on the barrel and option or was that something that was added in later production?
Please tell us more about that gun.? Is that what is called a Pinto?? Chrome, nickle stainless??The top gun is an early post-war K22 Masterpiece. It has the new "speed hammer" also called the fishhook hammer by some collectors. The term refers to the shape of the hammer tang which I think looks more like a tomcat's tail than a fishhook. The bottom gun is a pre-war K22 Outdoorsman's revolver, AKA the 1st Model K22. It was made from 1931 to 1940. In 1940, S&W introduced the K22 Masterpiece with a short throw action and microclick adjustable rear sight but no top rib on the barrel. This model is referred to as the K22/40 by collectors. It was only made for a short time and is highly collectible.
Here is my K22 Outdoorsman.
SG covered it while I was typing one line of verbiage instead of the usual four. I'm sure there are more accurate and better ways of describing it.Ok, I've colleccted S&W's for some years now and I've never heard the term "one liner" in regards to S&W. What is that? Thanks and sorry for the ignorance on the matter.