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Exit308
January 13, 2014, 22:00
I had no idea this was coming my way. I have a friend, an 86 year old Korean war vet, my best friends step father, and for some reason he decided I was the guy he wanted to have this. WOW, you guys know how special something like this is. Here are some pics.
http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j326/exit3081/P1010023_zpscbaa19bd.jpg (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/exit3081/media/P1010023_zpscbaa19bd.jpg.html)
http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j326/exit3081/P1010029_zps07720cd8.jpg (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/exit3081/media/P1010029_zps07720cd8.jpg.html)
http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j326/exit3081/P1010028_zpsa641ac71.jpg (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/exit3081/media/P1010028_zpsa641ac71.jpg.html)
http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j326/exit3081/P1010024_zps882d8186.jpg (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/exit3081/media/P1010024_zps882d8186.jpg.html)
http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j326/exit3081/P1010027_zps5cb80c8b.jpg (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/exit3081/media/P1010027_zps5cb80c8b.jpg.html)
http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j326/exit3081/P1010031_zps875de3df.jpg (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/exit3081/media/P1010031_zps875de3df.jpg.html)


From what I can tell from my searches it is the third model(post WW2 and pre 1957) before the model numbering system. The serial number is K 2979XX. Anybody know what year it was made? Thanks, exit308

BUFF
January 13, 2014, 22:26
1957. Very nice.

ALL FAL
January 14, 2014, 00:59
Truly very sweet. You are a lucky Man.

Gazz
January 14, 2014, 09:30
That's a real beauty! Lucky you!

TenTea
January 14, 2014, 09:44
w00t!

A peach.

Timber Wolf
January 14, 2014, 13:58
Wow, just wow.

Wildcat
January 14, 2014, 16:10
He must know a little bit about you.

Looks fantastic!

rarecat
January 14, 2014, 16:18
Congrats, that's a keeper!

Bug Tussell
January 18, 2014, 18:16
Nice.

Congratulations.

abbynormal
January 18, 2014, 20:59
You'll learn more about revolver shooting by shooting a brick of .22's out of your K22 than shooting several thousand out of a .38!

yellowhand
January 18, 2014, 23:26
The original box and wrapping paper is about as expensive as the pistol and that is one great pistola!
Between my 19's and the K-22 Masterpiece, not sure which I'd give up first.
Your new one looks nearly unfired.
Enjoy.

MajHenryWest
January 21, 2014, 22:48
We should all be so lucky as to have a friend close enough that would entrust
such a treasure to us while in their twilight years.

Is your friend a collector? Tell us a little about him if you can.

hawk962
January 22, 2014, 17:17
That is a real beauty. He must think a lot of you! Congratulations!

Howie58
January 22, 2014, 23:06
Wow! That's all I can say.

SWOHFAL
January 26, 2014, 19:00
Take care of it. I remember reading about a some guy who loaned out his model 27 to a buddy who left it in his trunk for a few days in the middle of summer in Alabama and got back a rust-pitted mess.

STGThndr
January 30, 2014, 11:43
What a very fine gift you have received... The gentleman who gave you this must really think quite a bit of you. Enjoy and treat it well!

Guy-epic
January 30, 2014, 11:48
WOW so kick A$$

ByrnieMac
January 31, 2014, 00:37
Woah! Nice!

Jarhead504
January 31, 2014, 21:37
You made a lasting impression on him. He really thinks highly of you. I'm sure you will do him justice by taking care of it until the next generation receives it. I need to start giving my firearms away but I have to decide who gets/needs/deserves what. I want to give them away face to face with some explanation from me on what they are instead of getting them from my wife after I'm cold and stiff in a box.

Jarhead

Exit308
February 09, 2014, 14:25
Guys, thanks for all the good words, it is a beautiful revolver and this gift means a lot to me. There is one issue that I need to have taken care of with the K22. The cylinder release sticks. I can push it forward and release the cylinder but it requires too much effort and feels like it snaps loose. It will then work easily as it is supposed to until it sits overnight and then it is sticky again. Anybody else ever experienced this or know what it is caused by? Probably going to take it to the gunsmith for some cleanup and repair but would like to know what it may be. Thanks, exit308

Wildcat
February 09, 2014, 15:45
The cylinder release sticks. I can push it forward and release the cylinder but it requires too much effort and feels like it snaps loose. It will then work easily as it is supposed to until it sits overnight and then it is sticky again.
Could be several sources based on the description. Check to see if the ejector rod might be only finger tight (left hand thread BTW).

If it isn't tight, there are ways to avoid scratching it up while trying to solve the problem. :)

yellowhand
February 09, 2014, 17:24
Guys, thanks for all the good words, it is a beautiful revolver and this gift means a lot to me. There is one issue that I need to have taken care of with the K22. The cylinder release sticks. I can push it forward and release the cylinder but it requires too much effort and feels like it snaps loose. It will then work easily as it is supposed to until it sits overnight and then it is sticky again. Anybody else ever experienced this or know what it is caused by? Probably going to take it to the gunsmith for some cleanup and repair but would like to know what it may be. Thanks, exit308

My old K38 had same issue, seems prior owner liked oil, a lot of oil and it harden up over time, 20 or 30 years, along with dust bunnies mixed in.
I pulled my side plate off, very gently rapping with a wooden dowel, and out came the number 9 and then a few quick hits with the air, took care of the issue post kicky.

FUUN063
February 09, 2014, 18:32
That is a very nice revolver. I really like mine, too. Way more accurate than I can be, too. I, too, had a similar friend give me a revolver. While not a S&W, he gave me a new and unfired Colt Trooper early model .22LR caliber 4" revolver that his dad was issued when he was the local Post Master. My friend said that his dad received it, put it in a drawer and it remained there until he took it out and gave it to me!


Leland

4x401
February 09, 2014, 18:44
Your obviously a good guy to receive such a treasure, Congrat's!:whiskey:.