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Old February 10, 2013, 10:26 AM   #26
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Ruger Single Six 22/WMR. With a trigger job, it's outstanding. The WMR cylinder puts it into another realm.
GeauxTide took the words right out from under my typing fingers. I love my 5.5" Single Six, whether shooting .22 LR or .22 WMR. As a bonus, I also have an identical 5.5" stainless Ruger .44/.44 magnum.
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Old February 10, 2013, 11:35 AM   #27
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edit: would like SA/DA
I'm VERY happy with my S&W Model 17.
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Old February 11, 2013, 03:39 AM   #28
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I've owned Smith & Wesson, both Model 17 and 18. Both great guns. You wouldn't be disapointed with either. Same for Dan Wesson 22's. Great shooting, if somewhat heavy to carry. I've owned several Ruger Single-Six's and Colt single actions.

Today, I've only got a Ruger Single-Six, and a High Standard R-106 Sentinel. The Sentinel is a really fun gun. It's become the gun I carry when I take my walk in the morning. You never know when you'll be attacked by a rouge pine cone or something. About the same size as a K-frame, it's a nine shooter with a 4" barrel, and an aluminum frame. It's not a target gun or anything, but just a neat little gun to have and seems to be plenty accurate enough for plinking. And best of all, it was inexpensive. I bought it about a month ago for less than $175.00.

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Old February 11, 2013, 07:54 AM   #29
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can up my price to 800 max....im wanting somthing on the nicer end....preferably new....
There's a very good reason why the older S&W K-frame .22's carried the "Masterpiece" moniker...
You may luck into one as new in box if you look long and hard enough.
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Old February 11, 2013, 06:25 PM   #30
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i think ive found it....going to look at a k22 masterpiece....looks to be in perfect condition in box with paperwork....600 bucks...going to see it tuesday
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Old February 11, 2013, 08:43 PM   #31
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The K-22 Masterpiece series is the top of the line for SA/DA .22 revolvers, especially at any kind of reasonable price. There are plenty to be found in the $400 - $800 range. Find a nice one, buy it, and don't look back.
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Old February 12, 2013, 05:46 AM   #32
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K511...............................BUY IT!!
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Old February 12, 2013, 10:30 AM   #33
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Look Around

Spend some time shopping around-and try to find an original Smith Model 17-I bought one for $500 and of course it was used,but well cared for.Money well spent.A very accurate and reliable revolver.
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Old February 12, 2013, 10:36 AM   #34
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So I see the title to your thread and automatically think K22 before I even open it only to find you're heading the right direction. Hope you score a good one today.

Let us know.
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Old February 14, 2013, 04:31 PM   #35
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GOT IT.....money well spent...took a couple extra days to meet with the seller but,here it is....only got the one pic, camera was stolen the other day...but its a good one ....gonna go shoot it now
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Old February 14, 2013, 04:40 PM   #36
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Holy _____ (fill in the blank to suit the TOS)

That's a _____ beautiful K-22. Wow.

You paid $600 for that?
You did extremely well.

I don't have enough superlatives. Fine, fine shopping you did.

Just, wow.
Take those grips off and store them.

We should go shopping together, for me, with my money.
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Old February 14, 2013, 04:43 PM   #37
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^ what he said. That is an outstanding deal in my opinion. Almost too pretty to shoot.. almost
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Old February 14, 2013, 05:02 PM   #38
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Only had time to run about 30 rounds through it off my porch, but WOW what a great shooter... i get lucky sometimes......last year i found a 1918 colt 1911 in a footlocker while working, and the owner gave it to me for FREE...check out the thred in semi forum called "my greatest find yet"

Edit: yes, its perfect condition, and i got the box and paperwork...
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Old February 14, 2013, 05:07 PM   #39
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Remove the grips.
Put something else on there and shoot with them, store the originals.
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Old February 14, 2013, 05:29 PM   #40
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Edit: yes, its perfect condition, and i got the box and paperwork... i get lucky sometimes...
k511, Yes, yes you do sir... Kudos! Now to find THE ammo it will shoot best. It'll shoot most any .22lr round well, some better than others, so find the round it prefers.

It is almost too pretty to shoot. But shoot it anyway, with a smile on your face.

Did I say, really nice?

ETA... what year is that?
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Old February 14, 2013, 05:50 PM   #41
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If you are leaning S&W...
My personal favorite is pretty much what your initial post spoke to.
I've had several M-17s and really enjoyed them. Prefer the 617. I did what Mr. Doyle did, I waited. When the gun presented itself, I bought it. It was not a bargain. About full retail. But these guns do not show up very often....I was going for a no-lock model with 10 shots...a bit more difficult to locate.

Good luck.

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Old February 14, 2013, 06:06 PM   #42
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Baba Louie: it is a 1956

VonFatman: thats a fine looking revolver there...i didnt realize the 617 had the full lug...going to have to keep a look out for one of those aswell
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Old February 14, 2013, 08:29 PM   #43
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You did great getting a true K-22 in mint condition for $600. They are getting scarce and expensive. I don't see a need for the underlug on a .22 but others like it. The K-22, M17, and M617 are all very accurate guns.
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Old February 15, 2013, 10:38 AM   #44
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I have two .22 revolvers. A ruger LCR .22 and I just bought a rare hard to find brand new Smith Wesson 351pd .22 magnum revolver. Both are snubbies. I took it out for the first time a couple of days ago and the new SW was great. But, I still like my ruger LCR 22 revolver the best I think.

The trigger pull is just perfect. I have to get used to the magnum I guess.

I made of a vid of my outing the other day. Here it is if you care to take a look. I am shooing the Ruger .22 LCR Revolver. I love this gun. Good luck:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_b2uUK0aG0
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Old February 17, 2013, 12:49 PM   #45
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I faced the same quandry and I went with the Ruger SP101 .22 LR. It is an heirloom quality firearm, built very solidly but not overweight like the S&W.

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Old February 17, 2013, 01:31 PM   #46
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built very solidly but not overweight like the S&W
I've heard ruger over S&W before, but never for S&W's high weight. All I need to do now is hear about ruger's superior trigger.
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Old February 18, 2013, 10:13 AM   #47
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built very solidly but not overweight like the S&W

I've heard ruger over S&W before, but never for S&W's high weight. All I need to do now is hear about ruger's superior trigger.
Roger may be speaking about the 617, which is a bit barrel heavy, particularly the 6" version.

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Nice K-22! They really are the gold standard in double action .22 revolvers. I also removed the perfect condition diamond magnas from mine for safe keeping, and installed a set of Ahrends. Just realized I've not shot my K-22 (17-0) recently, I'm going to have to do something about that. They have gone up a lot in price, I picked mine up for $430 7 or so years ago. Of course, some picked theirs up 35+ years ago for under $100. Great find!

I did end up getting a cheapie, well worn H&R 622 for those days when I don't feel like cleaning the K-22 afterwards (it is kept religiously clean, the H&R, not so much ) . It's a good little shooter (better than the Taurus 94 IMHO for less money), but not in the same league as the K-22.
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