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S&W Hand Ejectors: 1896 to 1961 All 5-Screw & Vintage 4-Screw SWING-OUT Cylinder REVOLVERS, and the 35 Autos and 32 Autos


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Old 07-11-2010, 09:09 PM
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Here's my new favorite...
S/N: K2361XX, a 5 screw K-22 from early 1955.





I recently acquired this from a fellow Montanan, with a set of non-relieved target stocks. It shoots like a tack driver.

I've got several other K-22s and an Outdoorsman, but they're just too nice to pack around on the ranch. This one is a joy to handle and use as a working gun.

I'm told the non-relieved stocks were only made for a year, or two. The K-22 may be the only model you can get away with using them on, without causing damage during ejection. On a .38/.357 gun, it's almost impossible to eject cartridges without striking the left stock.

The holster is by Colorado Saddlery, and also dates to the 1950's. I have to admit, though, that it only goes out on special occaisions. Mostly I carry the K-22 in an older Hunter holster.
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Old 07-11-2010, 10:13 PM
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It's a classy set-up and would be anyones favorite!

I like period correct stocks and leather for some of my shooters too.

It's fun to have 'em just like they were "back in the day".

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That's a great looking combination of vintage K-22 and leather.

Thanks for sharing with us.

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Excellent revolver excellently equipped. I also have unrelieved target stocks on one of my K-22s. I put some on a K-38 as well but haven't fired the gun since mounting them. I'll have to see if there is a conflict.

I recently acquired a K-32 with some later diamond magnas that don't quite fit it. I have a couple more sets of unrelieved diamond targets lying around, and one set may go on the .32 as well.
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My k38 with unrelieved grips (1956)



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Mitch, great looking combination! The gun, the holster, and those stocks all go together beautifully! I love diamond target stocks! I keep an eye open for a set, but they don't come along often. At least not for me. Congratulations on a great outfit!
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Nice leather. Gun looks good, too.
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I have one made in 1955 also, shown below with Herrett's grips. I have newer and older ones, but for some reason this is the one that most often goes to the range, by far:


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Old 07-12-2010, 11:27 AM
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I have a 1956 and a newer 17-3. The old guns just seem to shoot like a dream with those smooth actions...

Nice piece there.
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I've got K244xxx, also from 1955 and it's my favorite revolver to shoot. They were doing things right back then.

Great looking gun and holster. I recently picked up a set of unrelieved targets; now I'm gonna have to try them on my 55-K22. -S2
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Nice leather. Gun looks good, too.
Ditto! Thanks for shareing that one.
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I have a 1955 5-screw K-22 Serial K 2413XX with the "speed hammer", tapered barrel, the high gloss "Bright" finish and the charcoal gray box. It's shown with a vintage George Lawerence basketweave holster. It's by far my favorite rimfire handgun.

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Really some nice guns being shown on this thread. The period holsters are great too. Nice to have a complete package.
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Here's a late pre model 4 screw shipped late 1957. I am not sure if the red ramp front sight is original, but it too is a tackdriver.
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The K22s shown in these threads are what collectors' (and shooters') dreams are made of. I have a 48 vintage K22 that I just love taking to the range. Still a tack driver. I'm not much of a computer guy and if I ever figure an easy way to post pictures on this form I will.
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