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Old 11-27-2011, 11:28 AM
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I am looking at a Model 422 Target. It looks to be in great shape. The owner doesn't have the box, or paperwork. What would be a good price to offer for it?


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There is no such thing. The 422 & 622 models were offered with fixed or adjustable sights. The 2206 was offered with fixed, adjustable, and a target version. The 2213 & 2214 models had fixed sights. There was also a 622 with a vent rib available one year.

A nice 422 with adjustable sights and wood stocks would bring $300.00+ in my area. I sold one for that a few months ago. I personally would not pay half that for one in need of refinishing.

I have owned nine of this series of pistols, still have six of them. Why S&W dropped them is beyond me.
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I paid $225 for this one almost 2 years ago. It's a 1993 vintage and came with 1 12 round magazine, no box, and most of the paperwork, including the original buyer's sales receipt. He acually paid almost the same amount 17 years earlier. Condition was very gently used.




I love that it uses the same magazines as my model 41. Trigger is a little gritty and heavy, but it actually shoots quite accurately. Fun factor is very high!!

I think S&W made a mistake dropping this model.
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These were prone to about a 4% FTF and FTE at some big shooting events.
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I also paid $225 for my almost NIB 422 last year with all paperwork and a 2nd magazine. 6" adjustable sights and walnut grips (actual wood, not the plastic version). I probably got a little discount however as I bought a 2214 NIB at the same time...also for $225. I've found the 422 to be a lot more reliable than my 22A-1.
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There is no such thing. The 422 & 622 models were offered with fixed or adjustable sights. The 2206 was offered with fixed, adjustable, and a target version. The 2213 & 2214 models had fixed sights. There was also a 622 with a vent rib available one year.

A nice 422 with adjustable sights and wood stocks would bring $300.00+ in my area. I sold one for that a few months ago. I personally would not pay half that for one in need of refinishing.

I have owned nine of this series of pistols, still have six of them. Why S&W dropped them is beyond me.
Just want to point out, according S&W manual, they do refer the adjustable version of 422 and 622 as "Target" version. It just not label on the box nor mark on the gun.
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I just bought one a couple of months ago. 4.5 inch, wood grips and adjustable sights with two mags, No box or papers, I bought it to shoot so I don't care. $325. Good condition.
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I just bought one a couple of months ago. 4.5 inch, wood grips and adjustable sights with two mags, No box or papers, I bought it to shoot so I don't care. $325. Good condition.
Congrats, the wood grip is getting difficult to find now. I just put my money down for a 2206 and will pick up some time around the end of next month.
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On 3-15-89 I paid $169.11 out the door from Bass Pro in Springfield, Missouri. Don't know why, but it has only had maybe 200 rounds through it. Just sits in the safe and looks at me.
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Last month I found a 422 , 4" barrel, adjustable sights, with the wood grips at a gun show. It was a private seller for $225.
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Last month I found a 422 , 4" barrel, adjustable sights, with the wood grips at a gun show. It was a private seller for $225.
That's pretty good deal. I wish I can find gems like that at my lgs.
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I paid $199+tax about 5 years ago for a six-inch 422, fixed sights, but a previous owner had added the wooden grips. It has wear-marks, but I didn't care, I haven't seen too many 422s around here.

Love this pistol, my kids handle this one like pros.

Ditto the comments about a "Target" model...I'd thought that back in the late '80s / early '90s when the 422s / 622s were in their heyday, the adjustable sight / wood grip versions were considered "target-grade" and the fixed sight / plastic grip versions were considered "field-grade" models. This recollection may be coming from an article by Terry Murbach in the old "Handguns" magazine, where he compared several .22 handguns...that article inspired me toward my first 422 purchase in the 1990 timeframe.

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I am looking at a Model 422 Target. It looks to be in great shape. The owner doesn't have the box, or paperwork. What would be a good price to offer for it?


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I purchased my smith& wesson 422 in 1990 new. cost $175 plus $8.75 tax it has fixed sites plastic grips. 6.5" barrel. very sweet weapon.

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hello this is brentar i have just joined. I have a smith & wesson .22 semiautomatic model 422. I purcchased in 1990. i really have enjoyed this weapon. I took my concealed carry license with it it's a very nice weapon.
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