Hi, well I am new here and I have inhereted a S&W K22LR Model 18, 4" barrel, K333.... And according to what I was told it dates back to 1956-1957. It shoots very nice. And it is in honestly rough condition. I would like to know more about my gun, if it's an antique or not, if it's worth anything? Should I have it completely reconditioned or not. Thank you!
I seen people trying to sell guns after they been cleaned, fixed, and etc. But we are talking guns over 100 years old. What I am getting at is the older guns hit a point where they are more of a collectors item than a range gun. There is plenty of replicas of any kind of gun you want that you can shoot today. Anything truly old I would leave as is just make sure it's treated well and left original. Any changes will decrease the value significantly and also fixing things like corrosion is frowned upon from what I know.