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My father in law gave me a S&W 22 revolver. He never takes care of of guns, so it's not in the best of shape.

Anyway what I can decipher it is a K22 and a 4 screw. I have searched by the serial number and and get conflicting answers. Either it was made in 1947, or in the 60s, I'm sure I'm reading it wrong.

Anybody good with these that can help me figure this out? I really would like to kno exactly what I have, when it was made and approx value, I'm not looking to sale or anything, just like to have an idea.

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Pretty sure that's a 1947 gun, with a 5 digit serial #. The K stamped on there is a post war deal. I'd say 1947 is a safe bet. :wave1:
 

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- K Series:
K101 – K614……………......1946
K615 – K18,731…………....1947
K18,732 – K73,121……..…1948
K73,122 – K84,149……..…1949
K84,150 – K104,047…...1950
K104,048 – K136,690...1951
K136,691 – K175,637...1952
K175,638 – K210,095...1953
K210,096 – K231,255...1954
K231,256 – K266,154...1955
K266,155 – K288,988...1956
K288,989 – K317,822...1957
K317,823 – K350,547...1958
K350,548 – K386,804...1959
K386,805 – K429,894...1960
K429,895 – K468,098...1961
K468,099 – K515,478...1962
K515,479 – K553,999....1963
K555,000 – K605.877....1964
K605,878 – K658.986....1965
K658,987 – K715,996....1966
K715,997 – K779.162....1967
K779,163 – K848,781....1968
K848,782 – K946,391....1969
K946,382 – K999,999....1970
1K1 – 1K39,500.........1970
2K1 – 2K22.037.........1970
1K39,501 – 1K999,999...1971
2K22,038 – 2K55,996....1971
3K1 – 3K73,962.........1971
2K55,997 – 2K99,999....1972
3K31,280 – 5K6,616.....1972
4K1 – 4K1,627..........1972
4K1,628 – 4K54,104.....1973
5K6,617 – 5K73,962.....1973
4K54,105 – 4K99,999....1974
5K73,963 – 6K58,917....1974
7K1 – 7K26,043.........1974
7K26,044 – 7K70,577....1975
6K98,918 – 8K20,763....1975
8K20,764 – 9K1.........1975
8K20,000 – 9K100,000...1975
9K1,001 – 9K99,999.....1976
10K001 – 24K9,999......1977
25K001 – 56K9,999......1978 – 79
57K001 – 91K6,800......1980
91K6,801 – 124K000.....1981
125K000 – 269K9,999....1982
270K000 – 311K273......1983
 

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@callaojoe not to contradict you at all but I have a 1932 edition (second year production) in original box that while it has no K on the frame the box is marked K-22 Outdoorsman. So are the early pre-war models not considered K series? I really am not all that educated on these myself and would like to learn more. I know the Outdoorsman preceded the Masterpiece which begat the Model 17 or so I believe. Please correct me if I am wrong on this.
 

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@callaojoe not to contradict you at all but I have a 1932 edition (second year production) in original box that while it has no K on the frame the box is marked K-22 Outdoorsman. So are the early pre-war models not considered K series? I really am not all that educated on these myself and would like to learn more. I know the Outdoorsman preceded the Masterpiece which begat the Model 17 or so I believe. Please correct me if I am wrong on this.
I was talking about the "K" stamped in the butt..... Not the K designation of the model. They didn't start stamping the K there til post war.
 

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Nice little revolver. I carry one when running traps. Depending on condition it is worth around $500 based on your pics. Add another $200 if you have the box and SAT (Sight Adjustment Tool) or as most people call them “lil screwdriver”.
 
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