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Old 04-12-2018, 11:45 AM
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I am hoping to receive a ballpark value of a S&W K-22 with a 6" barrel 4 screw a friend of mine has for sale. I won't see it in other than picture form until later today, hence the lack of detail. What I do know is he states the bluing to be 90% and it appears to be, the hammer and trigger sound like .500 with diamond target stocks. I forgot to get the serial # and am now unable to contact him so as I said not many details. I have no experience with this (Pre-17 ?) but I have owned both a later model 17 and 18 and really enjoyed them. He is thinking it's value to be around $600 and I said I would ask the pros. I hope this is the correct venue but I thought it had to be old enough to meet this criteria. Thanks in advance for any help or comments you might be able to provide.

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Old 04-12-2018, 11:53 AM
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It sounds to be worth in that price range, possibly higher for an earlier (5- or 4-screw frame) or less depending on its exact condition.
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Old 04-12-2018, 12:58 PM
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I agree with Alan. $600 sounds good, if your description is accurate.
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I’ve seen these prices all over the place depending on what year, pre war, post war, % of bluing, box with accessories.

My online dealer had these priced from $695 to $1,200 for s&w k22’s and as high as $1,700 for colts. That was a few years back.
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+1 $600 doesn’t sound too bad at all for a K-22 these days.
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If as described I would gladly pay that for K22. I bought a well used 1948 for $500 with incorrect stocks and thought it was a fair price.
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I would agree with what has been said already in this thread... if that K-22 is actually a 4 screw and it is in 90% condition as described, then $600 is a fair price to you and him. I, like smithrjd, have a 1948 vintage K-22, in my case an 80-85% finish one bought at auction about 5-6 years ago at what I thought was a screaming deal for $425. I'd buy the gun in question in a minute if I were in the market for a K-22.

BTW, the 4 screw configuration is probably something of a bonus... it's the variation that was made for the shortest time. Not a huge premium, probably, but worthy of note.

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