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Smith & Wesson Model 17

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Smith & Wesson Model 17

Smith & Wesson Model 17 K-22 - .22LR
Smith & Wesson Model 17-6 - .22LR
Smith & Wesson Model 17-8 - .22LR

The Smith & Wesson Model 17 is a six-shot double-action revolver chambered for .22 LR. It is built on Smith & Wesson's medium-sized K-frame

Since the Model 17 is only chambered in .22 LR, it is not often used in films, except as an 'impersonator' of similar revolvers chambered for larger rounds.


(1947 - 1998)

  • Type: Revolver
  • Caliber: .22 LR
  • Weight: 2.5 lbs (1.1 kg)
  • Length: 11.25 in (28.6 cm)
  • Barrel length: 6 in (15.2 cm)
  • Capacity: 6-round Cylinder, 10-round Cylinder on Model 17-8 only
  • Fire Modes: SA/DA


Show Title / Episode Actor Character Note/Episode Air Date
Columbo Lee Grant Leslie Williams .22LR/ "Ransom for a Dead Man " (S01E00) 1971
Columbo Patricia Mattick Margaret Williams .22LR/ "Ransom for a Dead Man " (S01E00) 1971
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Teri Hatcher Lois Lane "The People v. Lois Lane" 1993-1997

Smith & Wesson Model 53

Smith & Wesson Model 53 with 6" Barrel - .22 Remington Jet

The Smith & Wesson Model 53 was introduced in 1961 in the .22 Jet caliber. It is a revolver of six round capacity built on the small K frame using a double action trigger. The Model 53 can also fire the .22 Short, Long, and Long rifle cartridges using chamber inserts. The hammer had a two position firing pin to allow it to be switched from rimfire to centerfire as needed. The handgun came with target handgrips and sights and in barrel lengths of 4, 6 and 8.3 inches.

In the late 1950s there was considerable interest in the shooting community for revolvers chambered in various .22 caliber wildcat cartridges. Smith & Wesson sought to take advantage of this by unveiling a cartridge known as the .22 Remington CFM (Centerfire Magnum) cartridge or the .22 Remington Jet and chambered a version of the Model 17 in this caliber designating it the Model 53.


(1960 - 1974)

  • Type: Revolver
  • Caliber: .22 Remington Jet
  • Weight:
  • Length:
  • Barrel length: 6 in (15.2 cm)
  • Capacity: 6-round Cylinder

Video Games

Game Title Appears As Mods Notes Release Date
World of Guns: Gun Disassembly S&W Model 53 2014

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