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Posted: 3/2/2001 2:22:24 PM EST
I am interested in purchasing a good .22lr revolver. I am interested in two pre-sellout S&W 617 revolvers. One has the six round cylinder and the other has the ten round cylinder. Both have 6 inch barrels. Does anyone have any experiences with the 617? Is it accurate? Does HKS make a speedloader for it? What's a good price for a NIB 617? Thanks for any replies. Stoic
Link Posted: 3/2/2001 2:48:05 PM EST
I have the S&W model 17, with the 6 inch barrel. I believe it is the same as the 617, but mine is blued and not stainless. Mine has the 6 round cylinder. I bought mine lightly used, complete with box, for $250.00. I don't believe it was ever fired. It is a nice revolver. The double action trigger pull seems very heavy. I usually fire it single action. I was thinking about installing Wolf spring kit. I have can hold a six shot group within 1 inch at 50ft, using iron sights. I noticed my groups got tighter when I traded the stock wood grips for Hoage rubber finger-groove grips. If I was going to buy a new one, I would buy the ten shot model. I do not fire this revolver much, as I prefer my model 41. I feel the .22LR revolver is the perfect trainer for anyone getting into handguns. I also have a model 48, which is the same revolver in .22 magnum. OSA
Link Posted: 3/2/2001 5:56:39 PM EST
I have a ten shot, 6 inch 617. It was the last S&W product that I purchased new. It's a good gun, with a good trigger and very accurate. Not cheap though - almost $500 new. I've mounted a Burris 2x scope on it and can practically hit a fly on the wall at 50ft.
Link Posted: 3/2/2001 6:48:10 PM EST
I have a 6 shot and my brother a new 10 shot. Also a friend of mine has a 6 shot. All are very accurate and all have excellent triggers. Used around here average $350. if you can find a used one. My brother in MT just purchased his new for $410. A chain store had some in their system they were not moving because of price and it being a SW. Regular price for them was $480. These are all 617 6". Six shot are older square butt and 10 shot is new round butt. Great revolvers I just wish SW hadn't done what they did.
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