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Old 08-10-2017, 11:49 PM
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I have recently acquired a 14-4 Target Masterpiece that belonged to my father in law. I do not know much about it. Serial # 19K9741 Any information would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-10-2017, 11:53 PM
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1977 time frame; 10K0001-24K9999.

Should be a sweet shooter. Here is a 14-3 I just acquired and it shoots just fine.
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Old 08-10-2017, 11:53 PM
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I forgot a few details. It has a 6 inch barrel. 38 special
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Old 08-10-2017, 11:56 PM
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"I have recently acquired a 14-4 Target Masterpiece..." S&W called the K-series target revolvers (K-22, K-32, and K-38) simply "Masterpieces." Very few were not 6", but there were also "Combat Masterpieces" usually having 4" barrels. The Model 15 was the Combat Masterpiece counterpart of the Model 14 Masterpiece.

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Old 08-10-2017, 11:57 PM
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Thanks Mike. I can't wait to get to the range and try it out.
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Good to information. When you refer to the K 22 K32 K38 is that the caliber on a K frame?
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Yes, a K-22 is a .22, a K-32 is .32 S&W Long, and a K-38 is .38 S&W Special. All on K-frames.
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I am new to the forum, but the more I read the more hooked I am. All ready trying to decide what my next S&W should be.
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Well you have a good start Molen79. Be careful with the K frames as they are like the Greek Sirens.
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A K Masterpiece with the wide hammer and trigger (.500") would sometimes be referred to on the box label as a Target gun, but they were not officially referred to as such as Target Masterpieces. No confusion there .

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Serial # 19K9741
All 19K numbers were issued in 1978.

The Model 14-4 was made from 1977 until 1982, when the Model 14 was discontinued.
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