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Old 09-09-2017, 03:36 PM
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Came across a 1957 k22 and the grips appear not be original. Does anyone know what they're suppose to look like?

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Old 09-09-2017, 03:55 PM
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Most likely diamond magnas and stamped with the serial number.
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Old 09-09-2017, 03:57 PM
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Thanks. Any idea on it's value I would say 90% or more


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Old 09-09-2017, 04:11 PM
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most likely these ones

K Diamond Magna Exc+ $70 shipped
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One sold recently at one of the major online auction websites for $455 - however, it appeared to be refinished, had bluing loss at the muzzle, incorrect grips, and some freckling. Others in excellent condition have sold at online auctions for $800. You are most likely somewhere in the middle of that. Although I hope some others will chime in with estimates (which are pretty difficult in the absence of photos - if you could post some, you'd probably get quite a few more precise answers)
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Pictures... Maybe they are original....???

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Old 09-10-2017, 07:50 AM
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They are of the correct factory Target style for the era but were probably replacements. The only way to be certain is to get a letter of authenticity, which would also give you the date and destination when it left the factory:

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If the left side looks as nice as the right, I'd guess it to be worth in the middle of the range quoted above, so $600 or so. Enjoy!
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Here is a 1957 K-38 Combat Masterpiece with original stocks.


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IMO Murphydog is in the ball park at $600.

Local markets play a big part in pricing.... and just finding one to buy locally can be an issue.

"Friends and family" pricing could go around $500 for a nice shooter grade like that........ in some markets a LGS pricing would be $650 to 700 with some room to dicker.......

Do the grips have a football cut out on the other/left side?

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I paid right at $600 for this one on Gunbroker less than a month ago.



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Old 09-11-2017, 01:54 AM
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Looks good


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