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  1. NoahbodyImportant

    NoahbodyImportant

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    These were in my fathers estate. I would like to get approximate value for insurance and possibly for sale.

    I think these are Smith & Wesson K-22 and K-38, but not sure. I will take pictures of the frame underneath the target grips. I do have the original wooden grips with serial numbers stamped on them.

    K-22: S/N 14236
    https://ibb.co/album/eApuLa


    K-38: S/N 81894
    https://ibb.co/album/h0LODv

    Any information is appreciated.
     
  2. Lesloan

    Lesloan

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    The one identified as a K-22 looks like a K-22 Masterpiece alright; aka Model 18 after 1957. But the other one is a model 19 Combat Magnum (.357 Mag.), but the barrel is identified as .38 Spl. which doesn't add up. I've never heard of a Combat Magnum in .38 Spl...maybe re-barreled? So far as I know there's no functional difference between .38 & .357 barrels, but see no reason to mark a Model 19 bbl. .38 Spl. The ejection rod shield is the giveaway. Both look so good I'd suspect they've been reblued.

    It'd be helpful to see the front sights, which are different on the k-series Masterpieces vs. the Combat Masterpiece/Magnum guns.

    One caveat---I've shot & owned many S&W revolvers over the years, but don't profess to be an expert.
     
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  3. 2tuf4u

    2tuf4u Gold $$ Contributor

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    The 38 special is an N frame 38/44 outdoorsman---4 screw sideplate --and collectible. I am an interested buyer.
     
  4. NoahbodyImportant

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  5. ireload2

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    The .38 is definitely NOT a K-38. It is not a K frame at all. It is an N frame and is a very desirable gun in that condition.
    The first give away is the short cylinder in the long frame. That combo means the barrel has to extend through the frame.
    It appears to be a 5 screw gun with the 5th screw being at the front of the trigger guard where it joins the frame.

    The K-22 is also an older collectable 5 screw gun from what I can tell.

    Check here for a little bit of information. It appears both of those Smiths were made before 1955.
    http://www.guns.com/2011/05/26/a-quick-guide-to-collecting-smith-a-wesson-revolvers/
     
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  6. Lesloan

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    Dang! I forgot about the 38/44! Oh, well -- I did say I'm not an expert.
     

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