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I have been learning & collecting S&W revolvers for about a year and half now, and my interest have gravaited to Pre War Target models. So when I found this well used, but not abused King Super Target I had to have it The gun shipped January 1937, all the #'s match even the original stocks. Kris (410bore) graciously sold me this set of Beautiful Sanderson stocks to complete her.

I know some think that Kings alterations hurt the value & desire ability of a gun, but I personally think it makes them more desirable. I love the craftsmanship of his work.

Thanks for looking & letting me show off my new revolver!

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Looking forward to a range report.
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Glorious.

You get that off of Gunbroker the other day by any chance?
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You get that off of Gunbroker the other day by any chance?
Yes, that's the one. Pictures in the auction wasn't that good, but I called the store and asked a few questions & decided to hit BIN.
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You're lucky I'm broke I was scrambling to come up with the money to buy that gun. I think you did A-OK on the price there. You are going to really enjoy it. I have one nearly the same as it and it is great to shoot.

Out of curiosity, does it look like King re-cut the checking on the hammer? Mine seems to have a particularly aggressive pattern that doesn't seem to be standard.

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What a beauty !
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Begal -what int he world makes you think the king sight devalues the gun? As a general rule king targets add 15% minimum increase from my research... Beautiful gun and congrats...
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Paul:

Way cool!!! I love the King Super Target conversions. What a fun gun. Anyone who thinks that the Super Target conversions reduce the value of their guns, please let me know - I'm a buyer.

Pre-war version in 22LR:



Post-war K-38, with a set of aftermarket target stocks:



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I can sum it up in 1 word! AWESOME!!! As mentioned, a range report will be in order! Enjoy it, I would! Bob
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I really love the King Conversion guns! My eyes might be playing a trick on me, but I think that this is the first time I have seen this combination. To me, it looks like King's Super-Police Night Sights on a King Super Target Rib, instead of the usual set-up. You have a awesome gun!!

I am sure the more knowledgeable folks will correct me.
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Thanks to all for the pics. I also believe they should bring a premium price. Very cool .
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I think it could hurt the value of a triple lock factory target, or a 1926 3rd model factory target. But on a m&p the value should go up. Nice score. I'm a fan of the King conversions.
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Very nice


I'd like to find one......wouldn't hurt if it was wearing Ropers either.
I'd even pay more
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I'd like to find one......wouldn't hurt if it was wearing Ropers either.
I'd even pay more
I agree! I'll PM you my mailing address if you have a extra set just laying around
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Way cool!!! I love the King Super Target conversions. What a fun gun. Anyone who thinks that the Super Target conversions reduce the value of their guns, please let me know - I'm a buyer.

Pre-war version in 22LR:



Post-war K-38, with a set of aftermarket target stocks:



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Richard, your collection is simply amazing, I always enjoy looking at your collection!
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I always thought the king upgrades would hurt the value but it's still a part of the history of what accessories were available at that time too. I think there is a nitch there that no collector realizes yet. I kick myself now I passed on two king upgraded revolvers a colt and a s&w both in 38 special. The king upgrades are part of the history for that time.

Thanks for showing the king target grips. The last H&R 22 cal revolver I just purchased has the exact same king target grips on it.

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I always thought the king upgrades would hurt the value but it's still a part of the history of what accessories were available at that time too. I think there is a nitch there that no collector realizes yet. I kick myself now I passed on two king upgraded revolvers a colt and a s&w both in 38 special. The king upgrades are part of the history for that time.

Thanks for showing the king target grips. The last H&R 22 cal revolver I just purchased has the exact same king target grips on it.
I have been lucky enough to find one of each in 38 special. I really like taking them both to the range on the same trip. It takes me awhile to get used to them operating in opposite ways.

Bengal, You are really going to enjoy that gun.

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I have posted this before, but thought I'd chime in. Pre War Colt OMT HB King Super Target in .32. King Sights, Rib, Hammer, Trigger Shoe, and fitted with Ropers. I like it--even if it's Brand X.

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I have posted this before, but thought I'd chime in. Pre War Colt OMT HB King Super Target in .32. King Sights, Rib, Hammer, Trigger Shoe, and fitted with Ropers. I like it--even if it's Brand X.

King work makes Colts acceptable.

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Beautiful gun! Gunsmith work, if done professionally, doesn’t lower the value of an old gun for me. And the longer I collect the more I appreciate well done modified guns over bone stock ones.
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What would you do if you had a .38/44 Super Target, with Ropers, a Smith & Wesson cockeyed hammer and was a Massachusetts State Police Christmas Gift gun. All confirmed in a factory letter?
This is a lousy picture, but, I'm getting ready for the Marlboro show.
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Don,

you should sell that to me when the time comes to move it on! I LOVE that.


It could hang out with this 38/44 with King and Roper goodies

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What would you do if you had a .38/44 Super Target, with Ropers, a Smith & Wesson cockeyed hammer and was a Massachusetts State Police Christmas Gift gun. All confirmed in a factory letter?
This is a lousy picture, but, I'm getting ready for the Marlboro show.
Be very happy ?

and keep it away from Hunter
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Is Hunter coming to Marlboro? I can bring it to show (sell) to him.
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I wasn't going to that one but definitely the big E one.

That is ONE I'd love to try to get for him.
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I love any gun with the King Super Target upgrade!


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