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I know that we have lots of threads about King sights. But that is because they are so dang cool. So I hope that you're not too offended that I start another one...

A few months ago, at a local Show and Tell with a bunch of King enthusiasts we were asked to bring our King sighted guns AND a Poem about King Sights. When it came time to share poetry, this is the corny poem that I wrote and shared (get ready to roll your eyes):

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I bought lots of guns in the Thirties
But the sights did not work with my eyes.
They were short, small and narrow
On top of the barrel,
Almost, as if in disguise.

The screws that attached them were tiny
And always seemed to shoot loose.
When the matches were tight
Sights would shift to the right
…At least that would be my excuse.

Then I noticed the guy that was winning
With groups that were all in the ring
His slick Smith & Wesson
Showed fruits of progression
With sights and a rib that said “KING”.

So I cleaned and oiled my revolver
And scrubbed it up with a brush
Then with check and a letter
“Please, please make my gun better…”
Off to King’s it went in a rush.

When it finally returned three months later
And I opened the box all a stammer,
There lay beauty and function
My Smith at the junction
New Rib, Sights, and cased cockeyed hammer.

When back to the range and my buddies
With my King Super Target in hand
I achieved all my goals
Punching tight ragged holes
In the paper attached to the stand.

So for shooters who live in the desert
If you want folks your praises to sing,
Put in effort and practice
But don’t shoot the cactus
And... make sure that your sights all say “KING”.

And these are the guns that I took to the Show N Tell.

An early post-war M&P King Supertarget:





An early K-22 Outdoorsman Super Target:









A K-22 4" Masterpiece:







A 38/44 Outdoorsman King Super Target:









A RM that shipped to King (Cockeyed Hammer, Sights and trigger stop):









A pre-war M&P King Super Police (engraved by Orville Kuhl):









... and a few more RMs with King front sights.

I would love to see your Kings, even if they have been posted a hundred times...
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Im just pretty jealous overall. The Smiths and
the fact you have a group that meets nearby to share
the Gun collecting with. Apparantly a decent group of guys. Luv the King pcs you've found. Cant even pick one
out over the others. THE 38/44 and the 4 inch 22
are nice though. Great pics and sharing effort w us.
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My Registered Magnum shipped to Det. Henry Milczarek of the Galveston, Texas PD. It is all original as hipped with King reflector front and king rear. Sorry for the low Q pictures of a gun that really needs a better cleaning. Took these some years back but it is the only gun I have wearing King sights.

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Here are a couple big-bore full-rib S&W King Super Target triplelock revolvers.





The bottom revolver is .44 Special, and the top revolver is .44 Russian.

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Great post! Nothing corny about that poem, it brought a tear to my eye.
The only pistol I have that has the King treatment Is stamped with a little horse.
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Richard - that PW M&P snubby is incredible!!! You just made my week with that gun.
Of course the others are great too
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Nice, Richard. The poem made me grin and the guns made me reel.

It's too hot to do any yard work today, so I have a chance to dig out my guns with King mods and rephotograph them. I'll add them to your thread if that actually happens.
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Richard, I nominate you as the Official Forum Bard of King Sights! I would add engraving, but haven't seen your engraving poem yet Beautiful guns there too!!
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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, my dream is still for a set of Super Police sights installed on my Baby Chief’s Special. If I’ve got my dates right, that would not have happened in the King’s Gunworks shop though. The timing wouldn’t match up.

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Pre-war K-22 King Super Target, K frame Ropers.
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Here’s a 4in King Super Target. Not nearly as nice as the ones in this thread but pretty interesting with the 4in barrel.

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My only King Sighted gun. Registered Magnum 2269.

The base is original, but I'm not sure about the sight blade.



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K22 Outdoorsman S/N 661299. One of four shipped April 16, 1937 to D.W. King Co., San Francisco, CA. This revolver was outfitted by King to include a King Super Target rib sight and Cockeyed hammer.
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This is a 2nd model hand ejector 44 Special with King rib and Roper grips.
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Here are a couple of mine.....two 38/44's and a model of 1950 Military 44 Hand Ejector. All got the King's treatment somewhere along the way.
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We have a poet and didn't know it.
Wow all the nice King sighted guns. I must say that engraved snub nose really trips my trigger.
Thanks for showing them.
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Please excuse the (colt), its my only King sighted gun.



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A November 1948 shipped K-22 Masterpiece with King reflector base front sight w/ivory bead and a U-shaped rear notch . . . maker of grips unknown but original magnas are in the box.

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I love the King's that have been posted above. Beautiful and functional. Here's another King sighted K-22. This one was also engraved by Orville Kuhl of San Francisco.











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Never having been qualified as a critic of poetry I can say that your poem beat the heck out of some I've tried to read. Not well qualified on the engraved guns either but as an interested observer your "Guns" are a sight for sore eyes!
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