Re: Combat Masterpiece
I signed up after reading these comments. About 40 years ago, while in the Army overseas, I purchased a brand new S&W .22 revolver. I kept the box and papers for years, but I can't locate them now. I always thought it was a "K22 Masterpiece". It is not marked with a model number so I don't know if it is a Model 18 (although I suspect it is). The gun is blue with a four inch barrel, adjustable rear and ramp front sights. It came with "slab" walnut grips. I installed oversize S&W Combat Grips that I purchased from S&W (I wish I had that box too). It currently has full rubber grips. The serial number begins with a K followed by six numbers (K54XXXX). I figure it was made in the early 60's because I bought it in 1964 at the Rod & Gun Club in Taiwan. I don't remember what I paid for it, but it wasn't much. My uncle raised me and he had a revolver just like it. He told me several times, "it's a K22 Masterpiece, a .22 built on a .38 frame". It's in pretty good shape, it has some holster wear on the end of the barrel. Any idea of the value? I intend to keep it, probably for my grandson. I need an idea of value for insurance purposes. Thanks!