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I am looking for information on a Smith and Wesson revolver, model 17-5. I found no info on the S&W website, so i emailed them stating, "My grandfather is letting me borrow one of his guns while attending the police academy in indiana. The gun is a revolver, black with wood handle. .22 long cartridge, I guess a model 17-5? I can find a serial number later. He says the gun is probably 20+ years old and is in near mint condition. I have searched for this model on the internet, but can only find 17-4 and 17-6 models. Can you provide more insight or do you need a serial number?". a Mr. Mark Rossini only told me that is was made between 1988 and 1990. now, i have 2 differing opinions on his response: 1) he has not clue about the gun, or 2)he chose not to give out information. Is anyone a collector or know a collector that may have info on this model revolver?

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post your question here, they'll probably be able to help you out.


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Ask on Yahoo! answers. 

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 You'll get better responses.

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How did I miss this ??????????


The S&W 17 is a .22 (which you already know). Manufactured between 1986 and 1993. It was reintroduced in 1996 and again discontinued in 1998. The '-5' denotes the fifth (and final) engineering change for this model. It's also known as the 'K22 Masterpiece'.

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Thankyou GTS197, you have provided more information then the S&W website and customer help.


Question, if the 17-5 was the final model made, what is the 17-6? the 17-6 looks exactly like the 17-5. actually, i take that back, it looks like the 17-6 (6" barrel) has extra "tubing" under the barrel, whereas the 17-5 looks more like the 17-6 with 4" barrel

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I know that the 17 only had five revisions. Is 17-6 stamped on the yoke when you open the cylinder? I also know that there was a run of 6" Model 17 pistols that had the full lug (the 'tubing') and came with a target trigger and target hammer.


Just to confuse you more....there was a base model 'Full Lug' version of the 17, which had only three engineering changes manufactured between 1990-1995.


As per your original post, don't confuse the engineering change with the barrel length when you refer to it as a 17-? If I'm understanding what you originally posted (17-4, 17-6), You seem to be referring to the model and barrel length (not the engineering change.) You really need to open the cylinder and look on the yoke to see what's stamped on the frame.

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I have only seen pics of the 17-6, so I don't know much about it. Actually, only seen it while searching for 17-5. ... don't really remember seeing the 17-4 while searching, only rad about it 1 time.


The 17-5 was stamped infront of the cylinder after it was opened. I will try to get the serial number later.

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It it's stamped 17-5, then that's what it is.