Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: Model 422
Serial Number: TAW8785
Year of Manufacture: 1987
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
Action Type: Single Action Magazine Fed Semi Automatic Pistol
Markings: The left side of the frame is marked “SMITH & WESSON / TAW8785”. The right side of the frame is marked “MODEL 422” above the grip. The right side of the frame is marked with the four line “Marcas Registradas” address. The right side of the frame is marked “22 LONG RIFLE CTG”.
Barrel Length: 4 ½”
Sights / Optics: The pistol is mounted with a fixed serrated ramp front sight. There is a micro-click adjustable square notch rear sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered walnut with gold colored S&W medallions. The grips appear completely unblemished. There are no chips or cracks and the checkering remains sharp. The grips rate in about Excellent Plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is mirror bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no fouling or erosion and the muzzle crown is good.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 99% of its metal finish. The flats of the slide have a few light scratches, otherwise the finish unmarked. The grip screw heads are sharp and clean. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol rates in about Excellent Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. One magazine is provided. We have not fired this pistol.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The original box with end label matching the pistol is provided. The box is worn on the bottom, corners and edges, but everything printed on it is easily legible. The owner’s manual, original bill of sale from 1987, two new targets provided by S&W, cleaning rod, brush and mop, along with the two bladed flat screwdriver for adjusting the sights are also provided.
Our Assessment: This pistol does not look like it has been fired very much. The S&W Model 422 was introduced in 1987, and there is a bill of sale for this gun dated 9/29/87, along with the shop tag. This pistol is in Excellent Plus condition with its entire useful service life still ahead of it. Designed with a fixed barrel set low in the frame, clearly it was intended to have minimal muzzle flip and to have target gun accuracy. Production ended in 1997, but you can still buy this one from the first year of production as “almost new”.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This pistol is not on the California “roster of certified for sale handguns”, and can only be transferred to a California resident as a private party transaction (PPT) at our shop in Simi Valley.
LSB#: 120419KT08 Make: Smith & Wesson Model: Model 422 Serial Number: TAW8785 Year of Manufacture: 1987 Caliber: .22 Long Rifle Action Type: Single Action Ma
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