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Old 07-15-2017, 10:07 PM
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I happened to be looking through the YouTube videos today for a tutorial for replacing the extractor on my 22LR Victory pistol with the Volquartsen part, when I came across a video by 'Mountain Storm' discussing his polishing, honing, and smoothing of his SW Model 22A-1 pistol.
Lots of close-ups of the pistol, showing a modified frame and grip, with Hi-Standard push-button type barrel release, longer barrel with rib, and the barrel and frame had the S&W name and Logo with the model number on the frame.
Nothing found on the S&W website to support or substantiate existence of this product.
Either this person went to great lengths to create the product on the video, or...........?
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ARCHIVE: Model 22A | Smith & Wesson

this link says it is no longer in production; subject to change.
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Old 07-15-2017, 10:40 PM
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Here is a 2011 thread from this forum that talks about it.

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The 22A was the entry model S&W .22 that was produced from 1997 to 2015. Here is a picture of my 22A-1 with 7" and 5" barrels.

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Old 07-18-2017, 07:45 PM
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For the price point these were and still are a decent gun for the money. I fired around 10,000 rounds out of mine before moving up to a M41 and a M46. It behaved very well for me the whole time I owned it.
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Well, I guess I wasn't paying much attention to S&W .22LR pistols for quite a while, and I humbly apologize to the membership for that!
I've read all your replies as well as the link to the 2011 thread discussing the pistol, and have the following questions:

1) are the 5.5" & 7" barrels on the 22A and 22S series pistols interchangable between the A & S models, and where can they be purchased at a reasonable price today other than S&W?

2) are the S&W magazines for the 22A and 22S series pistols interchangable, and are they still available and from what sources, in addition to the factory?

3) everyone described the 22A-1 as a reasonably-priced pistol with great accuracy (one called it a 'poor-man's M-41'). What could I reasonably expect to pay for one today with a single barrel and 2 magazines in decent condition? I didn't see any listed with both barrels.

4) It was my understanding from some of the videos on YouTube on the 22A/S series pistols that S&W discontinued them for lack of profitability: excessive production costs vs. selling prices; so should I expect to pay today less than, the same as, or more than the street prices of these pistols when they were still in production?

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