Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > Smith & Wesson Revolvers > S&W Hand Ejectors: 1896 to 1961
o

Notices

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


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-10-2024, 03:36 PM
cmdrcody's Avatar
cmdrcody cmdrcody is offline
Member
K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions  
Join Date: Feb 2022
Location: South of the yoopers
Posts: 51
Likes: 9
Liked 210 Times in 34 Posts
Default K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions

Ive got a line on a K-22 Combat Masterpiece 4 5 screw pre 18 I believe.
Serial is K18XXX or something like that. They are holding it for me. I will try to get a picture or 2


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #2  
Old 02-10-2024, 03:57 PM
Bullet Bob's Avatar
Bullet Bob Bullet Bob is offline
US Veteran
K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions  
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Western NC
Posts: 3,662
Likes: 2,908
Liked 6,494 Times in 1,805 Posts
Default

And your question is?

High probability is that it's a "what is is worth" question. Yes? No?

If so, box, condition info is very helpful. Also I know that many, many, people don't like to state what the asking price is for various reasons, but I personally find it easier to say yea or nay with that listed. What you want to do is entirely your decision.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-10-2024, 04:13 PM
Vtgw938 Vtgw938 is offline
SWCA Member
K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions  
Join Date: Jun 2021
Location: Vermont
Posts: 941
Likes: 721
Liked 2,024 Times in 491 Posts
Default

It is an early one.

K-22 serial K18061 was shipped in April 1948
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-10-2024, 07:46 PM
cmdrcody's Avatar
cmdrcody cmdrcody is offline
Member
K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions  
Join Date: Feb 2022
Location: South of the yoopers
Posts: 51
Likes: 9
Liked 210 Times in 34 Posts
Default K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions

Pictures



Serial is K169742
Its with original box.
Condition is 95% plus.
Asking $1K

Last edited by cmdrcody; 02-10-2024 at 07:48 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-10-2024, 07:53 PM
pasound's Avatar
pasound pasound is offline
Member
K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions  
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 1,867
Likes: 1,466
Liked 2,688 Times in 1,070 Posts
Default

That's a nice revolver. I don't think the big targets are original, but I would have them on my 6" 1947 K-22 Masterpiece if I owned them.
__________________
Heavily armed old man.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #6  
Old 02-10-2024, 08:01 PM
arjay's Avatar
arjay arjay is offline
Member
K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions  
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Colorado
Posts: 15,022
Likes: 91,139
Liked 26,094 Times in 8,333 Posts
Default

Its high,but not outrageous. It dates to about 52 as do the non relieved targets its wearing. Theyre a nice bonus.
I picked one up (k170688)7-8 years ago with muzzle wear and rubber grips for about $550

Last edited by arjay; 02-10-2024 at 08:06 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-10-2024, 08:52 PM
22hipower 22hipower is offline
SWCA Member
K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions  
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth
Posts: 4,060
Likes: 7,775
Liked 11,513 Times in 2,641 Posts
Default

I would attempt to negotiate a lower price but those non-relieved targets are my favorites for K frames; it would likely go home with me even at the asking price.

Jeff
SWCA #1457
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #8  
Old 02-10-2024, 09:36 PM
Engine49guy's Avatar
Engine49guy Engine49guy is offline
Member
K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions  
Join Date: May 2009
Location: South Florida
Posts: 7,738
Likes: 2,443
Liked 8,249 Times in 2,887 Posts
Default

Nice find!
IMO the early non relieved diamond target stocks are worth about $250 and a K22 CM gold box probably around $100 by themselves.

$650 for a clean five screw K22 CM is a bargain.
IIRC that serial range would put it in the time frame where stock medallions were Stainless steel.

Edited to add,
Btw the wide target hammer was an available option in 52 but the standard hammer was the High Speed or Fishhook hammer, a factory letter would likely reveal if it was shipped that way or upgraded later if you are interested to know, if u can post a picture of the box end label and grease pencil writing on the bottom they might solve the mystery as well.

Last edited by Engine49guy; 02-10-2024 at 09:44 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-11-2024, 03:15 AM
Dvus Dvus is offline
Member
K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions  
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 797
Likes: 22
Liked 1,880 Times in 450 Posts
Default

I wouldn't hesitate to bring it home.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-11-2024, 03:32 AM
Vtgw938 Vtgw938 is offline
SWCA Member
K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions  
Join Date: Jun 2021
Location: Vermont
Posts: 941
Likes: 721
Liked 2,024 Times in 491 Posts
Default

serial number K169918 was shipped in February 1953
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 02-11-2024, 08:26 PM
JP@AK's Avatar
JP@AK JP@AK is offline
US Veteran
K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions  
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Palmer, Alaska
Posts: 14,396
Likes: 5,075
Liked 18,773 Times in 6,793 Posts
Default

.22 Combat Masterpiece serial number K169502 shipped in February, 1953. That is only 240 numbers off from yours.

I believe it is unlikely those target stocks came with that gun. Possible, but unlikely. That said, they are worth a few dollars as mentioned above.
__________________
Jack
SWCA #2475, SWHF #318
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-12-2024, 10:12 AM
glowe's Avatar
glowe glowe is offline
US Veteran

K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions  
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Michigan Western UP
Posts: 12,819
Likes: 2,990
Liked 14,040 Times in 5,369 Posts
Default

Starting in the 1950s those stocks were sold through hardware and sporting goods stores, so certainly possible to put them on post-factory. The revolver with target stocks did not fit in the gold boxes of the day, as they were too long and wide, so it is suggested that many were ordered or sold separate from the factory order, hence one can only find serial numbers on a very few examples. That revolver would have been manufactured in 1953, so likely would have been sold and shipped that same year.
__________________
Gary
SWCA 2515
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-12-2024, 01:21 PM
larryofcc larryofcc is offline
SWCA Member
K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions  
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Cedar City,Utah
Posts: 2,847
Likes: 5
Liked 2,948 Times in 806 Posts
Default

# 199088 was shipped to Rex Firearms 11-53. Letter shows target hammer and target stocks. They are unrelieved. The box is numbered to the gun. Gun remains unfired. Big Larry





\
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #14  
Old 02-12-2024, 05:10 PM
GSP Fan's Avatar
GSP Fan GSP Fan is offline
SWCA Member
K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions  
Join Date: May 2021
Location: Michigan
Posts: 655
Likes: 1,042
Liked 1,130 Times in 364 Posts
Default

Thats a very fair price IMHO for that gun. I'd buy it in a minute for that price and I have two already.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #15  
Old 02-13-2024, 03:08 PM
cmdrcody's Avatar
cmdrcody cmdrcody is offline
Member
K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions  
Join Date: Feb 2022
Location: South of the yoopers
Posts: 51
Likes: 9
Liked 210 Times in 34 Posts
Default

Settled for $900. Original grips were in the box.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #16  
Old 02-13-2024, 03:43 PM
Keith Brown Keith Brown is offline
Vendor
K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions  
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Beavercreek,Oh,USA
Posts: 800
Likes: 2
Liked 2,765 Times in 416 Posts
Default

At a grand it was a very fair deal even without the original grips. Original grips plus box and the nice early Targets you scored well. Congrats !
__________________
kbgrips.com
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #17  
Old 02-15-2024, 02:47 PM
cmdrcody's Avatar
cmdrcody cmdrcody is offline
Member
K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions  
Join Date: Feb 2022
Location: South of the yoopers
Posts: 51
Likes: 9
Liked 210 Times in 34 Posts
Default

Got it home.



Reply With Quote
The Following 7 Users Like Post:
  #18  
Old 02-15-2024, 03:07 PM
Engine49guy's Avatar
Engine49guy Engine49guy is offline
Member
K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions  
Join Date: May 2009
Location: South Florida
Posts: 7,738
Likes: 2,443
Liked 8,249 Times in 2,887 Posts
Default

Yayyy...Love a happy ending.
Does the barrel flat have a serial number and if so does it match the heel and cylinder serial number ?
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 02-15-2024, 04:11 PM
cmdrcody's Avatar
cmdrcody cmdrcody is offline
Member
K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions  
Join Date: Feb 2022
Location: South of the yoopers
Posts: 51
Likes: 9
Liked 210 Times in 34 Posts
Default

Yes it does and it matches. The box has a handwritten serial number faint after 70 some years but it matches.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 02-15-2024, 04:21 PM
Bald1's Avatar
Bald1 Bald1 is offline
Member
K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions  
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: NY
Posts: 2,694
Likes: 2,025
Liked 4,821 Times in 1,773 Posts
Default

Please keep the original grips on it. Apparently I’m the only one that thinks target grips look to big on a K frame. Especially a 4” K frame. Congrats on finding a beauty.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 02-15-2024, 04:31 PM
Dvus Dvus is offline
Member
K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions  
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 797
Likes: 22
Liked 1,880 Times in 450 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bald1 View Post
Please keep the original grips on it. Apparently Im the only one that thinks target grips look to big on a K frame. Especially a 4 K frame. Congrats on finding a beauty.
You are right, Bald1, you are the only one. I have targets on my 18s/pre 18s and think they look as good as they feel. Especially the diamond targets which seem to be just a little smaller than the later non-diamond targets.
To the op, that is a wonderful score! I'm so jealous.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #22  
Old 02-15-2024, 05:01 PM
CajunBass's Avatar
CajunBass CajunBass is online now
Member
K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions  
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: North Chesterfield, Va.
Posts: 6,166
Likes: 8,387
Liked 12,882 Times in 3,198 Posts
Default

I think those diamond targets look perfect on that gun, but then I grew up in the era when that's what I saw on all Smith and Wesson's it seems.

I've got one of the 6", 22 LR Masterpieces, K128XXX, which is about the same time period I suppose. I tell myself it's a '52, since I'm a '52 model myself. I'm keeping my eye out for a CM from the same period.
__________________
John 3:16 .
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
*SOLD* Pre-Model ## K-22 Combat Masterpiece 5-Screw & K-38 Combat Masterpiece 5-Screw THREEDFLYER GUNS - For Sale or Trade 1 07-25-2021 01:34 AM
Questions: Model 15/Combat Masterpiece Inusuit S&W Hand Ejectors: 1896 to 1961 4 03-15-2016 04:20 PM
More Combat Masterpiece questions..... policerevolvercollector S&W Hand Ejectors: 1896 to 1961 15 09-05-2015 12:15 AM
Combat Masterpiece Questions Please! iskra S&W Hand Ejectors: 1896 to 1961 9 07-21-2015 01:00 AM
K-22 Combat Masterpiece questions. GF S&W Hand Ejectors: 1896 to 1961 12 02-09-2010 12:03 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:32 AM.


Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)