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Old 03-10-2018, 01:29 PM
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plan on learning reloading.. even pouring our own bullets .. should be a fun extension for the hobby
It is. I've been handloading for about 55 years. It is a wonderful relaxing hobby that can save you money too. Especially now, with the price of factory ammo having gone through the roof. Of course, components cost more now, too. I remember buying Hercules powder for less than five buck a pound . . .
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well looks like I need to buy a S&W Tee Shirt

as: a deal has been struck!

I'm jumping into the deep end of the pool with the acquisition of a K22 Model 17 AND the K38 Model 14 .. my FIRST Smith and Wesson Firearms!

Will take a few weeks before the seller is back in the area, for delivery.. but; they're MINE

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BIG congratulations! You are certain to enjoy your new K-Frames. Mine are absolute favorites for a day at the range, not only for me, but for those I go with.
Please keep us posted on your new S&W's, and remember, we really like pictures here!
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Tnx JH1951 & JP@AK,

Rest assured,, I'll post pictures like a proud papa .. 8-)
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JP@AK,

If I can save money in the long run, after recouping reloading equipment.. that would be great..

I am AS interested in: crafting just the right loads for the gun and me.. the science of : amt of powder, type of bullet, etc. are all intriguing
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getting my first look after all this time: of photos of the K22 and K38 revolvers

the K38 is great..

the K22 < pictures attached > isn't perfect..

does the slight amount of corrosion represent a problem ie> should I back away from it? or is it remediable - how difficult to clean up , is there a concern that if the slight miscoloration or corrosion or whatever it is would propagate if not cleaned up? ..

Thanks

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Old 06-14-2018, 11:33 AM
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They have finally arrived..

The K38 is pristine, basically untouched.. w/ box, papers, tools etc.

The K22 is nearly so, w/ box. with just a little rash of some kind on part of the cylinder, and a tiny amount of pitting along one side of the top strap.. and the stocks have a tiny bit of scuff. Pictures made it look worse that it is ...

The fit on both is wonderful, tight cylinder lockup, no end shake, tight yokes..

Will probably get target grips of some sort, whether S&W, Altamont, or something to improve purchase for target shooting..


Here they are!

Note: someone mentioned a K48 in this thread.. Interesting that we just last week for the first time, put in the .22mag cylinder into a Ruger Single Six..and BAM .. the .22mag has some BANG. Fun round to shoot.. albeit nearly as expensive as center fire ammo! If one were to succumb to S&W acquisition syndrome.. the 48 would be great.. as would a model 27 ( for some BIG bang ) .. 8-)
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The finish issue on the K-22 doesn’t look bad; a little oil and brass wool ‘may’ make it look better but it shouldn’t take away from its ability to print tiny groups. Enjoy!
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What a pair!! Congrats
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Is that discoloration of the model 17 in/through the bluing or on the surface? If it's on the surface a light rubbing with something like Flitz might just clean it up. Congratulations on a very nice purchase!
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