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Old 01-04-2014, 03:32 AM
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Default Model 18 .22 long rifle otg

I just inherited a S&W .22 long rifle revolver Model 18 .. serial number starts with K348*** .. I would like to know how old this pistol is and an average price for this gun .. I would say its a "shooter" has some holster wear but other than that in great shape.. appreciate any feed back .. thanks
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Old 01-04-2014, 06:11 AM
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We need pics.....
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Old 01-04-2014, 06:13 AM
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Welcome to the Forum! Your Model 18 is an early model marked model having been made in 1958. it is a well regarded and sought after gun by many on this forum and elsewhere. Can you post photos? Have you carefully removed the stocks to see if the serial number is stamped or written on the inside of the right one? I hope you keep it in the family if not you will easily find a buyer for it on this Forum. Kyle
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Old 01-04-2014, 07:57 AM
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Welcome to the forum. What a nice gun to inherit. You will enjoy shooting this gun. They are as nice a shooting revolver as you can find. Congratulations. JA
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Again, welcome. The barrel stamping is actually CTG (for cartridge), not OTG. Before model numbers were introduced, your gun was called the .22 Combat Masterpiece. The word "combat" doesn't imply a purpose, but is merely a shorthand term for four-inch barrel with ramp front sight. That configuration will clear a holster more quickly and smoothly in case the gun needs to be produced in a hurry.

Even in worn and scratched condition the four-inch K-22s will bring $450 or so. In better shape, as I take yours to be, it should probably be valued at $500 or a little more. If you were conservative in reporting its condition, it could sell for $600. These fine '50s era revolvers are much in demand. Collector grade guns, new or almost new in the box with all tools and papers, sell for serious money.

Feel free to post pics. We like looking at guns here, and it will help us narrow the value spread on yours.
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