What was the model of the Smith and Wesson K-38 Target Masterpiece?
After 1957 they switched to a more simplified numeric naming system and this revolver became the Model 14. I affectionately call this revolver a K-38 Target Masterpiece, but it actually is a newer variant and it is a Model 14-3.
When was the K-38 special Model 14 made?
In 1920, this series was renamed the Military and Police (M&P) with a designation of K-38: K-frame .38 Special. The Model 14 has a serrated, target-width hammer and grooved topstrap to reduce glare.
Are there iron sights on the Smith and Wesson K-38?
This coming from a middle-aged guy with perfect vision, but black-on-black metal iron sights are difficult to align under the best of circumstances. While the rear is micro-adjustable so you can fine-tune your accuracy if you bag the gun, it will always be a difficult sight picture to gaze at.
Are there any gripes with the Smith and Wesson Model 14?
While as a whole this Model 14 revolver is a sweet shooter, one area in which it falls short and is traditionally my only gripe with classical Smith & Wessons are the sights. This coming from a middle-aged guy with perfect vision, but black-on-black metal iron sights are difficult to align under the best of circumstances.
When did the s and W K 22 come out?
The S&W K-22 Masterpiece was produced from 1946 to 1957 and was then continued as the Model 17. It is a 22 caliber revolver with a 6″ barrel and a 6 shot cylinder. It was built on the “K” frame, has a blued finish and checkered walnut grips.
When did s and W start stamping serial numbers?
You have a .38 Military & Police model of 1905, 4th change, dating from the 1920s. I believe that S&W began stamping the one line “Made in USA” on the right side after 1921. The large ejector rod knob went away in the late twenties. Correct serial number is on the butt and at the rear of the cylinder.
Is the Smith and Wesson K-22 Masterpiece in good condition?