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Old 01-20-2021, 05:04 PM
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Of course when I bought the K-22 I looked at the inside of the right panel for the SN. It is there, but look what else I found. This is a first for me. Can someone tell my what the heck this is about?
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Iíve never seen both panels stamped and I donít remember ever seeing a stamped letter prefix like that. It is strange...

Are they a perfect fit to the gun? Could have been a someone new to the job or someone outside of the factory could have added the markings. Just guessing...
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Looks like someone over stamped the original numbers, and added some new ones. Not very subtle.
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Does the serial number on the bottom of the butt start with a K? If so maybe someone thought it would be proper to stamp the whole serial number on the grips.
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Both of the 'K's aren't the same. Different stamps. The numbers don't line up the same on each stamping.

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Some genius thought he would make those grips "original" by numbering them to the gun. Your new K-22 in the 73000 range would have come with sharp shouldered magnas. Those are later. If the original number on those grips is 6 digits beginning with a 3, they are several years later, like about 1958.
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It looks as though the right panel numbers were originally in two lines. Hmmm.
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Some genius thought he would make those grips "original" by numbering them to the gun. Your new K-22 in the 73000 range would have come with sharp shouldered magnas. Those are later. If the original number on those grips is 6 digits beginning with a 3, they are several years later, like about 1958.
Yep. Non-sharp shoulder like my 1958 pre-17 (K 283750). The 1952 I have are correct (SS).

Beautiful gun w/original box...wrong grips!

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