SOLD FOR: $1265
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 617-1, The K-22 Masterpiece Stainless Full-Lug
Serial Number: CBE2445
Year of Manufacture: 1993-1996
Caliber: .22 Short, Long, and 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 “CBE2445 / 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”.
Barrel Length: 8 3/8” 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 grip is a Hogue monogrip with pebble texturing, molded S&W monogram logos, and finger grooves. There are some scattered scuffs and light marks. The texturing is strong. There are a few light handling marks. There are no rips or tears. The stocks are in Fine 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 95% of its metal finish. There are some spots of minor surface oxidation on the hammer and trigger. There are a few spots of faint discoloration on the grip frame. There are some draglines and swirls from use and storage. There are some spots of dark discoloration on the barrel, some of the most noticeable are on the left side of the barrel between the frame and the markings. There are a few spots of discoloration on the matte topstrap and rib. There are a few tiny nicks, some of the most noticeable are on the bottom of the underlug. 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 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: None
Our Assessment: This is a Smith & Wesson Model 617-1, 6-Shot .22 Long Rifle Single and Double Action Target Revolver with a 8 3/8” 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. For the collectors, this revolver was produced prior to the introduction of the internal locking system, so if you want to add a “Pre-Lock” 686 to your safe, this would be a great option. Please see our photos and good luck!