Smith & Wesson S&W Model 617-4 .22 LR 6″ DA/SA 10-Shot Revolver MFD 1999
SOLD FOR: $1175
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 617-4, The K-22 Masterpiece Stainless Full-Lug
Serial Number: CDR8044
Year of Manufacture: 1999
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
Action Type: 10-Shot Single and Double Action Revolver with Swing-Out Cylinder
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON” and the right side of the barrel is marked “.22 LONG RIFLE CTG.”. The yoke cut is marked “CDR8044 / 617-4”. The yoke and sides of the grip frame have inspection marks. 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.
Barrel Length: 6”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a pinned Patridge style blade pinned into a rise in the serrated solid rib. There is a square notch S&W micrometer click adjustable rear sight adjustable for windage and elevation. The top strap is drilled and tapped under the rear sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is a smooth wood one-piece Hoge grip with finger grooves. There are some little tiny nicks and a few faint scratches, the most noticeable are on the bottom. The grips have some light handling wear. There are no chips or cracks. The grips rate in about Fine Plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless Steel
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 scattered draglines and swirl marks. There are some scratches and more noticeable wear on the barrel at the muzzle, mostly on the left side. There are a few little nicks. There are some scattered light handling marks. There is a turn line on the cylinder. There is a small piece of metal between the strain screw and mainspring. The screw heads range from sharp to lightly used with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. There is a small piece of metal between the strain screw and mainspring. The single-action trigger is crisp and the double-action is smooth. The cylinder locks up with light play on each chamber. 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: None.
Our Assessment: This is a Smith & Wesson Model 617, 10-Shot .22 Long Rifle Single and Double Action Target Revolver with a 6” full underlug barrel. These revolvers are tremendous fun to shoot and this one will be no different. So much fun, that an aftermarket supply of speed-loaders and speed-loader blocks has sprung up to service the demand. You can use this revolver to compete in everything from Ruger Rimfire Matches to the Steel Challenge. You can use it for informal or formal target shooting and taking care of pests. You can 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! Please see our photos and good luck!