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Old 07-13-2017, 05:06 PM
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Hello all, I have recently tracked down the two revolvers that I learned to shoot with. They are (I believe) a model 10 and a model 17. Here are the only pics I have. I am working on gettingg better pics. Based on these, would anybody be willing to give a ball park estimate of value?

Also the 10's serial # is S 919714 and the 17's is #K561069 (with Mod K2) written underneath.
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Old 07-13-2017, 05:07 PM
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A few more pics.

And many thanks!
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Well, to paraphrase one of Robert Shaw's characters, "That ain't no Model 10, boy!"

It's better.

Your postwar .38 Military & Police revolver with a 5" barrel and serial number S919714 probably left the factory around July or August, 1947. The Model 10 didn't exist until about 1958, more than 10 years later.

This one is very nice - original blue in excellent condition and what appear to be the original stocks. They have the correct ("sharp") shoulder and the early postwar checkering pattern. My guess is if you remove them, you will find the serial number of the gun impressed into the wood on the inside of the right hand panel (minus the S).

Personally, I would probably be willing to go as high as $600 for one in this condition, especially if the stocks number to the gun. I collect these and I just don't see them in this condition very often. Also, I'm partial to the 5" tube, even though I have at least one of every barrel length.
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the 17's is #K561069 (with Mod K2) written underneath.
That serial number points to 1964 manufacture. Are you sure it doesn't say MOD 17 in the yoke cut? "Mod K2" does not make a lot of sense.

Nice K-22 Masterpiece!

I'm glad you are getting re-acquainted with your early shooting experiences. Congrats on owning a couple nice revolvers.
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Probably, the .22 is stamped MOD "17-2" with the 1 and 7 too close together .

I would guess $650-700 for it. The Target stocks are of the correct type for the era; most of these came with stocks similar to those on the .38 M & P but they may have been original to the gun.

Whomever cared for these over the years were definitely gun people. Enjoy!
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Probably, the .22 is stamped MOD "17-2" with the 1 and 7 too close together.
Good catch, Alan. The Model 17-2 was made from 1961 to 1967, so a 1964 revolver would be a Model 17-2. You probably hit on the answer.

I agree. Both of these guns have had great care.
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Thank you, gentlemen. These aren't mine yet. They still belong to the family of the man that used to own them. He was an early mentor of mine, a WWII flight surgeon, and a fine example of the greatest generation.

I'm sure it probably does say "17-2" as you suggest; I will double check with the owner.
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Thank you, gentlemen. These aren't mine yet. They still belong to the family of the man that used to own them. He was an early mentor of mine, a WWII flight surgeon, and a fine example of the greatest generation.

I'm sure it probably does say "17-2" as you suggest; I will double check with the owner.
If it helps you at all, I bought a 17-2 on July 3rd. Buy it now for $550. Shipping and FFL, up to $590. Super nice. No box or extras. Rubber grips. It dates to 1964 also. Bob
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Oh, so these are the ACTUAL guns you learned to shoot with? My first read was that you tracked down similar models to replicate your early experience. If so, you've got a gold mine of personal history along with your mentor's fingerprints on these guns. The memories are priceless. I wouldn't quibble too much about the price you pay to the family.
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The memories are priceless. I wouldn't quibble too much about the price you pay to the family.
Yes, I agree, which is why I want to be sure that I make a fair offer. In this case money is not so much a concern. Since there have been no other opinions expressed, I will assume the top end of these valuations is fair. Will keep you posted!
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These two memories are on their way! Will post proper pics when I get the chance.
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Well, they have arrived! I realize that the M&P belongs in the other forum, but I figured I'd stick with the thread that I created. I honestly couldn't remember which of the two I shot more as a youngster, but when I picked up the Model 17 at my LGS/FFL, something deep in my memory bank sent a shiver from brain to spine to arm to hand! This is it! The gun with which I learned how to shoot!

If you are looking down Dr. Z, thank you for the memories. I will cherish them, and I hope to one day pass them to the next generation!
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Beauties. Both of them!
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