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These three followed me home from the auction Friday night. From top to bottom, K22, Pre 43 "Airweight", and a Model 32-1 "Terrier".
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Very nice trio. I am curious if you used a magnifying glass on the Airweight frame to look for a crack under the barrel? I have a suspicion that most of these guns that have been shot lots are cracked.

At one time I was looking for a nice Airweight, but after looking at a dozen over some time, I found that all were cracked, with some micro-cracked and some plainly visible. A friend of mine picked one up last year without knowing what to look for and I immediately noticed a crack in the frame of that one as well. He sent it back to the company and received a new 686 at no cost, so they are still replacing them when returned.
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On the positive side that looks like a great K-22 Masterpiece. Its 5 screw frame and Speed or fish hook hammer are typical of pre-17s. I promise to eye ball any detail pictures of it that you are generous enough to post.

Most buyers wanted more power than .38 S&W factory cartridges have so Terriers are a lot less common than Chief's Specials. Are you going to reload for it?

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Very nice trio. I am curious if you used a magnifying glass on the Airweight frame to look for a crack under the barrel? I have a suspicion that most of these guns that have been shot lots are cracked.

At one time I was looking for a nice Airweight, but after looking at a dozen over some time, I found that all were cracked, with some micro-cracked and some plainly visible. A friend of mine picked one up last year without knowing what to look for and I immediately noticed a crack in the frame of that one as well. He sent it back to the company and received a new 686 at no cost, so they are still replacing them when returned.
I inspected it with magnification after reading your post. I guess I got lucky, I can see no cracks. The revolver appears not to have been shot much, the rebound plate hardly has a mark.
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On the positive side that looks like a great K-22 Masterpiece. Its 5 screw frame and Speed or fish hook hammer is typical of pre-17s. I promise to eye ball any detail pictures of it that you are generous enough to post.

Most buyers wanted more power than .38 S&W factory cartridges have so Terriers are a lot less common than Chief's Specials. Are you going to reload for it?
I won't be reloading for it. All three revolvers are now in the shop inventory.
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