Anyone else have a non-full lug 17-6?
I never find much of a response to this query in any thread I've asked it in. My first handgun was a Christmas gift from Mom shortly after my Dad passed away and it was a box-fresh Smith & Wesson Model 17-6, no lug, with TT and TH. Got a trigger stop, had the big grips on it, same as my 686-3 came with.
The bible of Smith & Wesson (SCSW) says that the dash-6 was a transitional year when they went to full-lug. Mine is not and the book doesn't reference how many were made in each style, or if it DOES...I missed it.
There are truly a lot of K-22's out there. If you get a wild hair to look for one, it's amazing how many you can find. They are incredible guns but IMO, they are not at all rare guns.
Other TFL'ers have a 17-6? Full lug or no lug? This revolver was new in '88 or '89. I don't know if mine is more or less "rare" than a full-lug 17-6 but if I had to guess...I'd say it's less rare.
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