SOLD FOR: $1,615
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: Model 18-3, the K-22 Masterpiece
Serial Number: 15K7080
Year of Manufacture: 1977
Caliber: .22 Short, Long and Long Rifle
Action Type: Single and Double Action Revolver with Swing-Out Cylinder
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON”. The yoke cut is marked “15K7080 / MOD. 18-3”. The yoke is marked “22009 / B9”. The right side of the barrel is marked “.22 LONG RIFLE CTG.” The right side of the frame is marked with the four line Marcas Registradas address. The right side plate is marked with the S&W logo. The butt is marked “15K7080”. The underside of the right grip is marked “7080”. The left grip frame is marked “9 / 22009 B9 B14 B23”. The right grip frame is marked with a “G” in a circle and an “L” in a triangle.
Barrel Length: 4” Pinned Barrel
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramp. The rear sight is an S&W micrometer click square notch adjustable for windage and elevation.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered walnut with brass S&W medallions. There are light handling and compression marks on the grips. The grips rate in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is distinct. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. There is a faint dragline on the cylinder. There are a couple of handling marks on the cylinder. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions Correctly and features a wide serrated target trigger with a wide target hammer. We did not fire this handgun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes in its original blue two piece cardboard box with blue metal corner reinforcements and matching end label. Inside the box is the original cleaning kit with loop cleaning rod, bore mop, bore brush, and screwdriver. The original owner’s manual and various informational pamphlets are also included along with the original S&W wrapping paper. The box rates in Fine condition with only light storage wear.
Our Assessment: The Smith & Wesson Model 18 is also known as the K-22 Combat Masterpiece. It is the understudy to the Model 19 .357 Combat Magnum. This is a beautiful, blued six shot .22 Long Rifle with a full size frame and adjustable sights. With its wide target trigger and hammer, it’s a great gun to teach new shooters the fundamentals of marksmanship, or to practice those fundamentals yourself, in the (once) affordable .22 Long Rifle caliber. This one is in Excellent condition and retains its original box making it a prime collector’s piece as well.
SOLD FOR: $1,615