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Old 03-18-2017, 12:52 AM
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Took possession of this late 1950 Target Masterpiece a few months ago for a steal and hadn't had the time for a test session until today. Amazed to say the least. At 10 yards with a stiff Kansas cross wind I was clover leafing the paper in SA. Trust me , I'm not that good. So impressed that I finally decided to take and post a few pics here for the first time. (Pics taken at the range , smudges powder burns and all) Truth be told I've been feeling a little guilty ogling everybody else's Smiths and not sharing with the group. As time allows I will start posting more pics.
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Old 03-18-2017, 03:05 AM
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Old 03-18-2017, 03:10 AM
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Great gun, grips, and habit.
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Old 03-18-2017, 05:23 AM
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I have a K 22 that makes me feel the same thing.
"I'm not that good"
It is my favorite.
I like the Grips on yours also.
Any idea of maker ?
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Welcome to the club! I think almost everybody finds out they have a new favorite when they get a K-22. For me it's a mix of the only accurate guns are interesting thing, along with the feeling of handling a classic that can still TCOB, along with the relaxed pace of using a revolver.

+1 on the stocks, they add a bit of functional style without being flashy.
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Old 03-18-2017, 07:00 AM
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Nothing beats a good .22, I still don't understand why people don't own at least one .22 rifle and handgun, Of course, there are a lot of things I don't understand.

Those grips on your K22 would like mighty fine on one of my S&W's.
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Old 03-18-2017, 07:06 AM
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I really like those grips, I also have a k22 and just bought a pair of targets but now I think I like yours better. Thanks a lot.
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well that is a beauty i think all of us would love to have and love the grips too...they really make the gun...i just got myself a 53 combat masterpiece in 4"....i can see another one in 6" now too...thank u for sharing it with us...God Bless,John
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Old 03-18-2017, 07:28 AM
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Congrats on scoring a K22 at a "steal" of a price. Not easy to do. And I agree about the grips making the gun. That's the only knock I have for my K22, I don't shoot it anywhere near it's potential with the Magna stocks. But to find a hand filling stock worthy of that pistol is going to be a chore.
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Are those ropers?
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K22s are just too much fun! That's a nice one and those grips are very nice!
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Yours is beautiful! Absolutely one of my all-time favorites, and has been since I owned my first one back in the late '50's..... Two in the stable now, and always room for more.


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I have a K 22 that makes me feel the same thing.
"I'm not that good"
It is my favorite.
I like the Grips on yours also.
Any idea of maker ?
They are Fitz grips. I have not seen another pair like these and have been looking since December after getting this pair on the K22. With slightly larger than average sized hands these are perfect. Ill get some detail pics up soon.
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Are they marked Fitz? I was going to guess Sanderson or Herritt grips.
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I really like Grips.
That is by far the nicest set of Fitz I recollect seeing.
Really like the checking and pattern.


I'd love to shoot it once....Like so many other guns.
This is my favorite K 22.
I'd take this one to the grave if I wasn't depriving someone else.
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Here are some pics of the Fitz stocks. If anybody has another set like this for a "K" I would like to purchase for a reasonable price. Would love to have a set for my 14-2.
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Didn't realize fitz made the right stock thicker for the hand.
Or even that they offered rosewood.

Nice grips. Its very enjoyable using a set of grips that feel great in the hand and do not look like mass production.
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I seriously covet those grips!

Sorry - nice K22 you have there.
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well finding another set of those will be very hard and i bet very costly....they really make the gun....thank u for sharing more info too..God Bless,John
one thing u could do is have a set made as u have these to copy...
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Nice S&W and as everyone else has said, nice grips as well. You don't see aftermarket grips of that era in Rosewood very often.
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well finding another set of those will be very hard and i bet very costly....they really make the gun....thank u for sharing more info too..God Bless,John
one thing u could do is have a set made as u have these to copy...
Judging by everyone's interest in the grips , it seems unlikely that another set will be easy to find. The only other sets like this that I can find any info on were posted on this forum a few years ago. Interesting that all three sets have unique checking.

5” K38 & FITZ stocks
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fitz grips . . . the wood “semi-target” type

Makes the $450.00 I have in this package all the more sweeter I guess.

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What I find very interesting is the similarities to S&W target stocks.
Even the disks in them.
Which came first is something I'd like to know.
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Easily a ninety percent gun. I have had my eye out for one for a while. This one showed up for a decent price and I jumped on it.
Grips number to the gun. Serial # K 618XX. Can you guys give a date on this one.

The pictures for some reason make it look rougher than it really is, not sure why.
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