The model 17 we have here, here paired with a model 14:
is the favorite pistol we have for new shooters we introduce to the sport, they love the simplicity of the revolver and not having to worry about fiddling with controls, practically no recoil and low report and just fun value. We provide ear and eye protection and will even supply ammo for the first trip or two and after that ask them to chip in if they want to go shooting again, practically everybody does chip in and makes the trip!
Have a 17 no dash 4 screw model with Magna stocks numbered to the gun and a Model 17-3 both 6 inch. The 17-3 has what I believe to be a nicely done modified front sight in the Baughman style rather than the more common Patridge Sight.
I got this K-22 Masterpiece from my father in law, based on a quick s/n search (K610XX) it was made in 1948 (which makes it a Model 17 I believe). 6" barrel with a bit of holster wear, nice feeling trigger shoe, and have the original grips with the s/n stamped in them. She's a great shooting revolver!
Here are a couple of my birthday guns. First is a 5 screw K22, second a Colt Match Target. Both are from 1948! Two of my favorite shooters! The K22 is wearing Altamont grips, the Colt's grips are by Lew Sanderson.