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Old 03-18-2012, 09:01 PM
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can anyone tell me anything about serial #k26965
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Welcome to the Forum.
That serial number dates to 1948.
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would it be worth getting restored?
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Welcome to the Forum. Photos would be very helpful here, but if it has a 6" barrel it's a K-22 Masterpiece; a 4" would be a K-22 Combat Masterpiece. It probably shipped in 1948 or '49.

To post a photo, click on Post Reply under the last message, then Manage Attachments. A smaller box will open, where you can browse your computer for the photo, then click Upload. Hope this is helpful.
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pics of k-22 masterpiec
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Very nice. In the second photo it looks like it is holding your keyboard hostage .

It appears to have normal holster wear, and since you only have an original finish once I would not recommend a refinish. If it had severe rust or pitted metal it might be an option.
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what would this gun in tghis condition be worth?
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this gun also has adjustable rear sight
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If it is mechanically sound, probably about $450. K-22s of all types have gone up in value in the past few years, partially due to ammo costs and collector interest.
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Nice revolver. Those early postwar K-22 Masterpieces are much in demand, and I would estimate that the condition of that one makes it potentially a $500-550 gun.

You can't make a gun worth more by refinishing it. The conventional wisdom defines refinishing as a process in which you spend $200 to cut a gun's value by 50%.
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I would like to thank you very much for all the info...found this gun friday as we were cleaning things out of my dads apartment. He past away this last monday. I havent seen this gun in 20 years. Thank you very much.
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I would like to thank you very much for all the info...found this gun friday as we were cleaning things out of my dads apartment. He past away this last monday. I havent seen this gun in 20 years. Thank you very much.
So sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. To me the gun is perfect as it is, just the way Pop's liked it. Every time he holstered it and bumped it was a mark from him. To me all I see is how much time he spent with it and that is priceless, I would not erase any mark that Man made. Best of luck in whatever you do Sir!
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Condolences on the passing of your Dad. That gun is priceless. I wouldn't do anything but shoot it, clean it, and remember your Dad while you're at it.

Someday your grand kids can have the same pleasures. The gun will still be just as accurate then, and dings and scrapes it gets in the meantime will make it even more valuable to them.
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Welcome to the Forum. Photos would be very helpful here, but if it has a 6" barrel it's a K-22 Masterpiece; a 4" would be a K-22 Combat Masterpiece. It probably shipped in 1948 or '49.

To post a photo, click on Post Reply under the last message, then Manage Attachments. A smaller box will open, where you can browse your computer for the photo, then click Upload. Hope this is helpful.
I have a k-22 long rifle ctg with serial number 8808 on the stock that I inherited from my dad. In great shape.
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I have a k-22 long rifle ctg with serial number 8808 on the stock that I inherited from my dad. In great shape.
Condolences on the loss of your father. More info is needed on the K-22... the first thing you'll need to determine is the actual serial number which will be on the bottom of the grip frame. It should be a letter "K" followed by 5 or 6 numbers. If you actually have SN K 8808, that would be a very early post-War gun, I'm guessing 1947 or 1948. "In great shape." covers a lot of ground to mean different things to different people. A couple of sharp pictures showing both sides of the gun and any wear spots highlighted would be most helpful in evaluating what you have.

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my pics are too large to upload except one. will try to getthem at a lower resolution. There is no k on the grip just the 8808 nuumber. It is a 3 screw revolver.

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my pics are too large to upload except one. will try to get them at a lower resolution. There is no k on the grip just the 8808 number. It is a 3 screw revolver.

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Have a look at this post and let us know some more details. If it is a .22 LR S & W revolver similar to the one earlier in the thread, it is either missing several digits or a letter from the serial number, from the bottom of the grip frame.

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Next important question... does the barrel have a raised rib forged onto the top.or is it basically round? Also, if you are seeing only 3 screws on the side plate, have you looked under the top of the grip for a 4th? Is there a screw in front of the trigger guard where the bow meets the frame? The information you have given does not add up to a single model. The picture you posted of the inside of the yoke suggests that it is a pre-1957 model, but beyond that, more information is desperately needed to give any identification at all. Please note that the only official serial number is the one stamped into the steel on the bottom of the grip frame, and in all likelihood it will have a letter K in front of it, even if it is separated by a couple of spaces. As stated previously, pictures will be a big help.

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