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Old 10-13-2020, 09:47 PM
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Is this a model of 1950 or k22/pre 17?
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Old 10-13-2020, 09:52 PM
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That is a K22 pre-17 also known as a Target Masterpiece. Very good looking gun.
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Old 10-13-2020, 11:39 PM
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Looks like a pre-14 since it has a pin on the hammer.
Or maybe not...
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Well, I'm pretty sure it's either a K-32 or K-38, almost certainly the latter.
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The height of the front sight suggests it most assuredly is not a K-22---more likely a K-38. On the other hand, if it says something like .22 Long Rifle Ctg on the right hand side of the barrel, then it sure enough is a K-22----with the wrong front sight installed. Another sure thing is it's not a Model of 1950 anything----they're larger, pretty much every place they have a place.

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NOT a K22.

K32 or K38, maybe.

But it's
Not a K22


No visible pin for the .22 firing pin.

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If it is your gun, or you have access to it, letting us know the caliber stamp on the right barrel would be nice.

Just by production numbers, it is more likely a K-38 than a K-32 Masterpiece, made sometime in 1948. And if the knurled end of the extractor rod is larger than the rest of the part (along with a corresponding notch in the barrel bottom - hard to see in the photo) it is a fairly rare variation that was only made for a short time.
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38 special. K38 it is. In my op I meant 1905 instead of 1950. Thank you all
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Welcome to the forums from the Wiregrass! Well, that wouldn't be a Model 1905 in any case although that model is its ancestor as it is for all the M&P-like K frame revolvers. The Masterpiece series of target revolvers was an entirely new model separate from the M&P. They were uniquely crafted for target shooting and are the epitome of that genre. If you own the K-38 you pictured, congratulations!
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Good looking Smith K Frame there!
My guess, edition as paralleling my pix below. Between .32 & .38... Going with the odds! Also perhaps with odds... That front sight as non-original or... "Rare Factory Variation" snake gun for dispatching targets less than a meter distance!
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