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I'm selling a Smith & Wesson Model 17, 6". The gun is matte blue with 10 shot
stainless steel cylinder. Also has gold bead front sight with white outline rear sight and tuned action. Fired
app. a brick of ammo. All forged parts. No MIM. Over-all in about 98% condition. No box.
$590.00 delivered to your FFL.








 

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Is this a Model 17 or a Model 617 that has been refinished? Model 17's do not have the full underlug barrel (at least the ones I can find).

"MIM"???

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Look inside crane to find model # 17-?. looks like a 17-9 that was the last model 17 before it was discontinued. Let me know what you find out.
I might be interested in your S&W
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The gun is a 17-8. The blued cylinder was replaced with a stainless
cylinder and tuned by the S&W Performance center. The gun is sold
pending receipt of funds. Thanks for the kind words Ross! MIM
is "metal injection molded" parts.
 

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You're welcome, just telling the truth. MIM parts, AKA "squirted" parts, not well thought of by quality oriented folks.
 

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I haven't seen a "bi-color_ or "two-tone" S&W for a long time.

I have a Model 29 made in 1968 that has a nickel frame and blued barrel and cylinder, and a factory letter stating it was built that way as a custom order.
 

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During the 60's and 70's, S&W made up a number of revolvers mixing
blue and nickel parts. Usually it was done before inventory. If they
had a large number of frames but were short on cylinders or barrels
of the same finish, they would sub another finish. These guns were
sold to the distributors for a 10% up-charge.
 
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