SOLD FOR: $2026
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 617-1, The K-22 Masterpiece Stainless Full-Lug
Serial Number: BRE6795
Year of Manufacture: 1994
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
Action Type: Single and Double Action Revolver with Swing-Out Cylinder
Markings: The right side of the barrel is marked “.22 LONG RIFLE CTG.” and the left side of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON”. The yoke cut is marked “BRE6795 / MOD 617-1”. The left side of the frame has an S&W logo and the right side of the frame has the four line Marcas Registradas address. The butt of the grip frame is marked with the serial number. There are inspection marks on the sides of the grip frame and on the yoke. The ejector rod recess of the underlug is marked “S” and “X”.
Barrel Length: 6” with Full Underlug
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a Patridge blade pinned on a serrated ramp on a serrated solid rib. There is a square notch S&W micrometer click adjustable rear sight installed on the topstrap, it is adjustable for windage and elevation. The topstrap under the rear sight is drilled and tapped for mounting optics (none included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece smooth goncalo alves combat stocks with S&W medallions, a speedloader cut, and finger grooves. There are a few scattered light handling marks. There are a few marks through the finish on the bottoms. There are no chips or cracks. The stocks are in Fine Plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless
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 some scattered draglines. There are some scuffs that have caused smooth spots, some of the most noticeable are on the trigger guard. There are a couple of little nicks and light handling marks. The cylinder has a light turn line. There is light operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The single-action trigger is crisp and the double-action smooth. The cylinder lockup produces light side-to-side movement. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be required to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is a Bianchi leather holster.
Our Assessment: This is a Smith & Wesson Model 617-1, 6-Shot .22 Long Rifle Single & Double Action Target Revolver with a 6” barrel. These revolvers are tremendous fun to shoot. You can use it for informal or formal target shooting. You can use it for pest control or use it for practice, as an understudy, instead of using expensive centerfire ammo to practice double-action revolver shooting. But most of all, you can use it with your friends and family to have fun! This will be a great companion for your 686 and with good bore and strong mechanics is ready for the range. Please see our photos and good luck!