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First thread on this site! Anyway, I just received a S&W K-22 from a family member and have done my research up to the point of figuring out the year and worth basically (though I wouldn't sell it). I've located all the serial numbers and markings. There is a set of numbers I am not sure about on the crane and on the cylinder swing arm. I'm also pretty certain it is the 4" barrel revolver. I will include pictures, but any additional info on this side arm would be greatly appreciated!
P.S. buttstock, barrel, and cylinder are stamped with serial number K 2312xx
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welcome - 1954/55

called the K22 Combat Masterpiece, or also referred to as a pre-Model 18

pretty cool wheelgun..

numbers on the crane don't mean anything, just assembly numbers..
 

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Welcome to forum from Yuma ARIZONA.
Numbers in the crane area are used at factory tracking the fitted parts for assembly. Means very little now. Serial number is the K number. You have a nice 4 inch K22. I would say made in very late 1954.
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Yep, if the last two numbers are 55 or lower it was 1954; 56 or higher would make it 1955.
 

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.....and welcome to the forum.

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Welcome! welcome01
 

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Thank you everyone for your responses. VERY helpful! So yes, the last two serial numbers are very low, so 1954 it is. I love history, so knowing this makes my day. Thank you.
 

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Nice K22! welcome01 to the forums from the Wiregrass!
 
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