I love the model 17. Your's is very nice despite you saying you hunted with it. Here are a couple pics of my S&W K's in .22......Model 17 and 48 with 8 3/8" barrels.This Smith and Wesson K22 was made in 1948 and belonged to my great uncle. It was the first handgun my father ever shot. I remember hunting ground hogs with it at my grandmother's farm in Kentucky as a young teenager. It is still a fantastic shooter.
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With original stocks:
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I believe your dad got the better end of that deal, and you are still reaping the benefits .I have one just like the OP's,,,I got it from my father who in 1957 traded for it with a guy who wanted a evinrude outboard motor that he offered for sale. The engine had a cracked head and would not run right when the engine got up to temp. Mom got mad at dad for doing that but deals are deals I guess. I shot the gun when I was very young and currently it is in my Safe and that trade was about 60 years ago,,like it was said the action is sooooo smooth.