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Old 03-19-2013, 01:59 PM
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Here is another one I have not seen in person before so I called S&W customer service and found out why. They only made 165 of these six shot guns. I believe this one has not been shot outside the factory although the action has been worked. Product code 170198. Enjoy.
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:37 PM
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I really like the look of you're gun. Its a new 22/40 in a way. Let us know how it shoots, Larry
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:11 PM
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You'll find out soon, mine is one of the straightest most accurate K22's I've ever had the pleasure to shoot.

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Old 03-19-2013, 11:52 PM
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I believe this one has not been shot outside the factory although the action has been worked.
That is a correctable situation. Let me know if I can help.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:52 AM
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Here is another one I have not seen in person before so I called S&W customer service and found out why. They only made 165 of these six shot guns. I believe this one has not been shot outside the factory although the action has been worked. Product code 170198. Enjoy.
Very nice! What is the approximate year it was manufactured?
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Very nice! What is the approximate year it was manufactured?
The majority of the Heritage line were made in the 2000/2001 timeframe.

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That's a beauty! You know, we want to know how it shoots. Is it my immagination, or does the gas ring look different?
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The majority of the Heritage line were made in the 2000/2001 timeframe.

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This one was made in 2001. I have a bunch of Super X ready for it.
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Very nice! I just got a "Heritage" 24-5 last month, and can't wait for spring to finally arrive to put a few rounds through her. Those Heritage guns are really finely made, and in such ridiculously low numbers that I think they're real sleepers as far as investments go. The only gripe I had with the 24-5 was the retro round butt grips...they look and act fine on a K frame like yours, but on a 6.5" N frame, well....kind of like Brian Urlacher in a pair of ballet slippers. I modified a nice pair of custom target cokes I had by crafting a nearly matching wooden filler to fill the RB "gap", so now it has the proper square butt "look". Those beautiful magnas are now resting in the box...
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Kim Arhends makes a rb to sb conversion that I like on mine. I bought a 29 & 24 Heritage Series while they were "sleeping", passed on a 45 Colt twice - both under $900 & now regret it. I would get a .22 too if I could find one locally for a good price.

I just don't understand why a 6" tapered bbl 44 mag wasn't more popular: weight & balance of a 4" bbl with the sight radius of a 6" bbl. It's a neat gun.
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Now I'll ask the question. What should one pay for the little .22? I hope I didn't get in too deep on this one. It may be a while before value catches up with cost. I'll tell the truth after I hear some opinions. Thanks.
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At the NE Ohio bunch there was one with the case colored frame for 1800 unfired. I would expect to pay 750-900 for one in nice shape. NIB, maybe one grand. Over the years everyone claims they shoot great. Have you shot yours yet? Larry
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Well Larry, I feel OK about my $700 OTD on this one. I'm usually at my local range twice a week but for some reason I've been too busy to get there this week, and I'm going on a road trip this week with a buddy. Looks like it's next week to try it out. Thanks for the info.
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OK, we're waiting for this road trip to end so we can get a range report. Hope you have a lot of ammo for the .22, its hard to find. I'm working at the LGS on Sat's for some extra gun money and a lot of ammo is sold out. Larry
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Well, I finally got the Heritage Series 17-8 to the range and it shoots like a dream. Very accurate and a great trigger. I guess I should have brought my rest to see just how accurate it is, and I will do that soon, but I must say that it is much more accurate than what I am capable of. It caused a bit of a stir at the range today, as no one had actually seen one of these gems before.

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I think $700 is a steal, considering that's about what a clean run-of-the-mill K-22 or M17 goes for these days.
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