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Gazzmann
July 2, 2009, 10:26 PM
S&W Model 17 241xxx. date of manufacture?

RJay
July 3, 2009, 12:40 AM
As Mr. Spock used to say " The serial number given does not compute" unless of course there is a K in front of it, Serial number K 241XXX was made in 1955. The Model 17 was introduced in 1946 with the serial number K101:)

Gazzmann
July 3, 2009, 09:12 PM
There is a K. It was obscured by the grips.
Thank you.
John

Winchester_73
July 6, 2009, 01:15 PM
The Model 17 was introduced in 1946 with the serial number K101

1946 is actually the year that production re-started on them since S&W ceased production for the war effort. It wasn't known as the model 17 until 1957 (the first year of the numbered models) before that it was called the K-22 target masterpiece (post war) and pre war it was known as the K-22 outdoorsman. The basic design (the outdoorsman) actually came out in 1931.

RJay
July 6, 2009, 05:46 PM
Removed because it was a snarky posting. Ron James:p

Radagast
July 11, 2009, 09:56 AM
K241xxx dates it to 1955. This makes it a K22 Masterpiece, which was renamed the Model 17 in 1957. There shouldn't be a model no. stamped under the yoke.