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Just got my new S&W Model 17 today!!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by George Dickel, Dec 7, 2019.

  1. George Dickel

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    IMG_1071.JPG IMG_1072.JPG IMG_1073.JPG IMG_1074.JPG IMG_1071.JPG IMG_1071.JPG IMG_1072.JPG IMG_1073.JPG IMG_1074.JPG Got it off Gun Broker, was the only bidder which really surprised me. Advertised as NOS but had been a display gun. My pictures don't do the bluing justice because it looks much better than depicted. There is a faint turn line on the cylinder probably from people fingering it, but no marks on the cylinder from hits by the firing pin. I can't find and powder residue or any evidence of it being shot. Everything is tight and works like it should. Have a tight week ahead so I don't know if I'll be able to shoot it, anxious to see what it will do. I got it for $706 delivered to my hand. A local shop has a new one "on sale" for $849.99 before tax and background check.

    Edit: Don't know how I got so many duplicate pictures. Don't know how to fix it.
     

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  2. Bush Pilot

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    Nice gun, you can't go wrong with a Smith 17.
     
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  3. BullRunBear

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    I have a model 17 with the 8 3/8" barrel. If yours is even half as accurate you will love it. The parts fit together closely and I clean it after each session. A little crud under the extraction star can make it difficult to open and close the cylinder. Congrats on the new toy.

    Jeff
     
  4. Thomas Mayberry

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    Congratulations on a fine revolver.
     
  5. Walkalong

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    Sweet!
     
  6. ArchAngelCD

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    What a nice revolver, enjoy!
     
  7. Tallball

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    Nice purchase! :)
     
  8. George Dickel

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    There is a group here that shoots bullseye competition, rimfire and centerfire, and it interests me. I read some older threads about the accuracy of the Model 17 so when this one popped up on Gun Broker I figured I'd give it a try. I never thought I'd get for the price I did. I have a Model 15 that I plan on using for the center fire matches.
     
  9. Driftwood Johnson

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    Howdy

    A 17-9! Can't say as I have come across one of those. According to SCSW the 17-9 was introduced in 2009 a part of the Classic series.

    I cannot find an instance of the CNW Serial Number prefix, but CNP, CNR, CNS, and CNU prefixes seemed to leave the factory in 2010. Did you get the box with it? The box may have a date on it.

    Can you supply a photo of the other side? I can see in one of your photos it has the internal lock, and it looks like it has the old standard shaped thumb piece instead of the newer 'streamlined' one. Would like to see a photo of the gun from the other side to confirm.

    Thanks
     
  10. bannockburn

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    George Dickel

    Nice Model 17! Have seen quite a few of them over the years but prices were always in the stratosphere! Looks like you got a great deal on yours! Let us know how it does at your first range trip.
     
  11. 460Shooter

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    Gorgeous! Should be a fine shooter.
     
  12. CajunBass

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    Pretty hard to beat that. Congratulations.
     
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    George Dickel, Congrats! The model 17 is a fine shooter. I have an older one, a 17-4. I enjoy it very much.
     
  14. Master Blaster

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    Nice find I really like my model 17.
    Get some CCI standard velocity to shoot you will get great accuracy at a reasonable price.
     
  15. George Dickel

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    Took a picture of the other side of the gun and posted it with my initial post. Unfortunately there is no date on the box but the serial number on the label matches the number on the gun.
     
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    Deleted, wrong model number
     
  17. ontarget

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    OMG throw it away. It has the lock. Throw it in the nearest swamp or river and go wash your hands before the dreaded lock cooties get a hold of you. LOL.

    Seriously, nice gun. I love those 17s. If I ever see one for a great price I will be all over it.
     
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    George Dickel,
    Before you fire it check the tightness of the Ejector Rod within the Cylinder. It has reverse threads so lefty - tighty, righty - loosey :D
    My new models 63 and 60 Pro came from the factory barely snugged up and I had to tighten them. The cylinder would not release when pushing the release button because the rod backed out after firing 50 or so rounds. You only need to tighten it hand tight if it’s loose.

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    http://www.ballistics101.com/integral_parts_of_a_firearm.php
     
  19. Driftwood Johnson

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    Thanks for the photo.

    As I thought, S&W went with a thumb piece more like the old style than the newer 'streamlined' style.

    I also can see that the frame has the rib machined onto the frame that keeps the cylinder from backing off the extractor rod. That is a relatively recent development. In the old days the cylinder was retained by a stud pressed in from the inside of the frame.

    Like this on my Model 17-3 that I bought brand spanky new in 1975.

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    I hope you enjoy your new Model 17 as much as I have enjoyed mine over the years.

    By the way, in the drawing in the post above, it always drives me crazy when someone calls the holes in a revolver cylinder cylinders. The holes in an engine block are called cylinders. The holes in a revolver cylinder are either called chambers, or charge holes. Not cylinders.
     
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  20. Riomouse911

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    Nice! I love the 17-3 I picked up a few years ago on consignment, it’s one of my favorite revolvers to shot. I’m sure yours will become one of your favorites, too :thumbup:.

    Stay safe.
     
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