Introduced in 1959, the Smith & Wesson K-22 Masterpiece Magnum Rimfire, numbered model 48, was always coveted but never, ever plentiful. For one thing, lay people never understood why Smith & Wesson couldn’t make a double action convertible like the interchangeable Ruger Single Six was. Those same folk, of course, never understood the difference in bullet and bore diameters between the Long Rifle and Magnum. Smith & Wesson offered long rifle cylinders for many years as an option, but discontinued the 48 in 1986. Photo specimen is one of only a few of the recently produced Classic series. This variant, 7th Engineering change, has the classic tapered medium barrel, but has the post 1995 strengthened magnum K frame. Barrel is 6 inch with serrated solid rib; pinned in High Partridge front sight with windage and elevation adjustable white outline rear sight. Frame top strap is drilled for scope mounting. Hammer is flat faced against a floating firing pin, serrated spur .500 Target width. Trigger is .312 smooth faced combat type; and hammer and trigger are both MIM case colored. Grips are factory diamond pattern cut checkered exotic hardwood with left panel recessed for a 22K 6 shot speedloader. Caliber, of course, is .22 Winchester Magnum. Cylinder capacity is 6 cartridges. Weight empty is 40 ounces, with center of gravity under the yoke screw. Finish is traditional blued steel, with 10 groove serrated back strap. It is a lock variant, as the photos show, with a factory internal lock. This revolver came from a brief career as a factory showgirl, possibly one of the specimens on display at the 2012 SHOT show. From its CRW serial number prefix, it was probably manufactured in late 2011. Surface detractions are minimal, only faint carbon deposits and streaking on the cylinder face, and cylinder rotation marking. We classify it as Excellent, perhaps Near Mint, but photos ought to suffice for our shoppers to judge finish grade for themselves. It is certainly excellent mechanically; bore, cylinder chambers and mechanism are all bright, clean, and excellent. We estimate it has been fired fewer than 20 times. It comes with a new factory blue case, instruction manual, two keys for its lock, and a never executed factory registration card. Replacement pricing on the 48-7 Classic in our area is upwards of $1000, and there simply aren’t any. Mint condition 48-4s command prices well over $1000 apiece. We’re offering the 48-7 in the photos, however, for only $ 759.00. Not transferable to civilian residents of California, the District of Colombia, or Massachusetts. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> $15 lower 48; $40 Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico, USPS Priority, insured with Delivery Confirmation. Don’t let your buddies use your account, that kind of thing smells like felony level straw purchase attempt. GA Pay / MC/Visa/Discover/USPS MO paid orders shipped ASAP. 7 day extra hold on checks. FFL ok by fax, e-mail or mail, please ask your dealer to put your name and the words S&W Model 48 on there. 7 day money back on used, no return on NIB, layaway, or ammo. We do not pay transfer fees or return shipping. Lay-away 20% down, balance in 90 days. Phone hours 8:30 – 4:30 CST Mon - Fri CST. Local pickup OK. Robertson Trading Post 117 Front Street PO Box 365 Henderson, Tennessee 38340 We Buy, Sell, or Trade. We always have, since 1952.
$15 lower 48; $40 AK, HI, PR, USPS Priority. 7 day money back on used items, but No Returns on NIB, Lay-away, or Ammo. Lay-away OK, 20% down, 90 days to pay. We Buy, Sell, or Trade; we always have, since 1952.
We Buy, Sell, or Trade. Always have.
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