Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 651-1 ‘The .22 M.R.F. Target Kit Gun’, Square Butt Target K-Frame.
Serial Number: BKC0219
Year of Manufacture: 1992 (Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson by Jim Supica & Richard Nahas Page 400)
Caliber: .22 M.R.F. (Magnum Rimfire)
Action Type: 6-Shot, Double / Single Action Swing-Out Fluted Cylinder Revolver.
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON”, the right side is marked “22 M.R.F. CTG.”, the underside flat is marked “S”. The left side of the frame has S&W’s trademark logo, the right side of the frame has the four line Marcas Registradas. The left side of the grip frame is marked “C3 X9144 / S / F19”, the butt is marked with the serial number, the right side is marked “L” in circle and “7985 006”. The yoke cut is marked with the serial number and “MOD. 651-1”, the yoke is marked “006 / S”. The rear face of the cylinder is marked “V”, the grip panels have silver-colored S&W medallions.
Barrel Length: 4”, with un-shrouded ejector rod and solid, serrated rib; the top of the rib is matte finished for glare reduction.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is an integral serrated ramp blade with an orange insert. The rear sight is a flat top, square notched leaf in a micrometer-click base that is adjustable for windage and elevation.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered walnut Magna grips with silver-colored S&W medallions. The left stock is significantly lighter in color than the right but both are correct to this model. The stocks have a very slight gap in fit to the grip frame as photographed. The stocks show only a few light scuffs, the grain pattern on both panels are really nice. The grips rate in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless Steel
Finish Originality: Factory 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 93% of its metal finish. The flanks of the hammer and trigger have a high polish, which may have been done outside of the factory. The upper edge of the right-side frame plate is perturbed, suggesting it may have been removed at some point. The cylinder has a faint drag line. The surfaces show extremely shallow wispy scuff marks and a few infrequent light handling scuff marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder produces only a very small amount of side to side play in full lockup of all 6 chambers. The chambers are counter bored. The double action trigger pull is smooth, single action is crisp. 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 651-1 ‘kit’ pistol, thusly named for its usefulness in one’s ‘kit’ on hiking, camping or other outdoor excursions. This pistol has about 93% of its finish remaining, the flanks of the hammer and trigger have a high polish, which may have been done outside of the factory. The upper edge of the right-side frame plate is perturbed, suggesting it may have been removed at some point. The surfaces show extremely shallow wispy scuff marks and a few infrequent light handling scuff marks. The left panel is lighter than the right but they are correct Magna walnut stocks for this model. The bore is bright with sharp rifling and no erosion, making this a superb item that is chambered in .22 Magnum, which has as much energy at 100 yards as .22 L.R. produces at point blank range! Please see our pictures and good luck.