SOLD FOR: $1326
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 17-2, K-22 Masterpiece
Serial Number: K563730
Year of Manufacture: 1964
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
Action Type: 6-Shot, Double Action / Single Action, Swing-Out Fluted Hand Ejector Revolver
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON”, the right is marked “.22 LONG RIFLE CTG.”. The butt of the grip frame is marked with the serial number. The sideplate has the Smith & Wesson monogram logo and the right side of the frame has the four-line marcas registradas address. The crane cut is marked with the serial and model numbers. The crane and sides of the grip frame are marked with inspection marks. The inside of the right grip panel is matched and stamped “563730”.
Barrel Length: 6”, Pinned
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a Patridge blade on a raised serrated ramp pinned to the barrel rib. The rear sight is a flat top, square notch leaf in a micrometer-click base that is adjustable for windage and elevation.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered walnut magna stocks with S&W monogram medallions and a football cut. There are a few little draglines and light handling marks. The right panel has some light wear on the top peak. The checkering is strong. There are no chips or cracks. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are scattered light handling marks. There is faint thinning on the front edge of the cylinder. There is a little line of finish loss on the left side of the barrel at the muzzle. There are a couple tiny rubs that have lightly thinned the finish. There is a faint turn line on the cylinder that is almost invisible. There are some standard operational marks. The screw heads range from sharp to lightly tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine-Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The single-action trigger is light and crisp and the double-action smooth. The cylinder lockup has very little side-to-side play. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is a serial matching S&W box, manual, and a pair of non-factory smooth wood target grips.
Our Assessment: This is a nice Model 17-2 made in 1964. This example is in about Fine-Excellent condition with about 97% of its finish remaining, a great bore in its 6″ barrel paired with magna stocks. This revolver will make a great gun for training a new shooter to use a revolver, target shooting, or just recreational plinking. With its pinned barrel and classic craftsmanship, they quite literally do not make them like this anymore. This is a wonderful opportunity at an old-school Smith & Wesson with all of the quality craftsmanship that we don’t see much of these days. Please see our photos and good luck!