When did the Smith and Wesson Model 48 come out?

When did the Smith and Wesson Model 48 come out?

Smith & Wesson Revolvers – Model 48. NEW TODAY! GI#: 101336873. The Model 48 was introduced in 1959 as the .22 Mag counterpart in the K-22 series of K-framed .22 revolvers. Despite being produced after 1957 when all S&W revolvers went from “named” …Click for more info. Seller: Shooter’s Supply, LLC.

When did the Model 48 MRF Magnum come out?

The Model 48 K-22 MRF Masterpiece was introduced in May 1959 and, presto, S&W had a first rate .22 Magnum hunting revolver on the market.

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How old is a Smith and Wesson revolver?

One of the most common postings I’ve noticed on gun forums begins with a member that has a Smith & Wesson revolver; they want to know everything about what it is, how old it is, and how much it’s worth.

Is the S & W M48 a double action revolver?

S&W initially cataloged a convertible M48 with an extra .22 LR cylinder. However, swapping cylinders on a double action revolver is not accomplished in seconds without using any tools, as it is with a single action Peacemaker type revolver, and the convertible option was quickly discontinued with very few produced.

When was the S & W Model 48 masterpiece made?

However, swapping cylinders on a double action revolver is not accomplished in seconds without using any tools, as it is with a single action Peacemaker type revolver, and the convertible option was quickly discontinued with very few produced. The Model 48 Masterpiece was manufactured from 1959-1986.

Are there s & W 48-4 Ko 1xx pistols for sale?

SALE PENDING!!!!!This is an un-marked S&W model 48-4 with SN# 78 KO 1XX, that is 99.99% New, I am unable to find a bonified mfg. date.I find no wear on the revolver or the grips anywhere. Th …Click for more info $ 1,050.00 plus shipping and Insurance.

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Is the Model 48 Magnum the same as the 22?

Most gun manufacturers do not change model numbers when the same gun is chambered for a different cartridge, but S&W does, creating some confusion about their line. Incidentally, S&W called the .22 WMR the “22 M.R.F.” (Magnum Rim Fire) and stamped the barrels of their Model 48 revolvers accordingly.

When was the Model 48 Masterpiece Revolver made?

The Model 48 Masterpiece was manufactured from 1959-1986. During that time there were five minor engineering changes and the revolvers are stamped accordingly on the frame inside of the cylinder crane (Model 48, 48-1, 48-2, 48-3 and 48-4). Our sample is a Model 48-4.

What’s the serial number of a Smith and Wesson 22 Magnum?

Smith & Wesson Model 48 K-22 Masterpiece Magnum Revolver serial #K374263, 22 MRF, 4” pinned barrel with an excellent bore. The metal surfaces of 1959-made revolver retain about 99%… (read more) Smith & Wesson Model 650 22/32 Kit Gun Revolver serial #AFL1107, 22 Magnum RF, 3” heavy barrel with an excellent bore.

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When did the Smith and Wesson K-22 come out?

RARE Smith & Wesson 2nd Model K-22 Masterpiece Reflector Base King Sights Mfd. 1940 WOW! The factory S&W historian has confirmed this awesome 2nd Model K-22 Masterpiece shipped on May 23, 1940 to Dunham, Carrigan & Hayden Co. in San Francisco, California.

No, The Grips shown on my model 48 came with it, as it shipped out of the factory with them in December 1959. It was a One owner gun when I got it last spring and came with it’s box, paperwork and tools. The ones I got from you are in my safe awaiting the right gun to be placed on at this time

When was the last Model 48 revolver made?

Our sample is a Model 48-4. The -4 was the last numbered engineering change and it moved the gas ring from the yoke to the cylinder. This change was introduced in 1977. The first years of M48-4 production were the last when S&W revolver barrels were both screwed and pinned in place.