With the classic line of revolvers from Smith and Wesson, now you can own a piece of history. The Classic model 17 Masterpiece in .22lr is the pinnacle of S&W performance and looks. The medium-sized K-frame revolver fits the hand extremely well and the 6" blued steel barrel it balances well and provides excellent sight alignment. The Smith and Wesson model 17 .22lr comes with micro-adjustable rear sights and pinned front blade can be replaced with a higher visibility blade like a fiber optic if so desired. The double action trigger is smooth albeit heavy and the hammer can be cocked for a much lighter single action more accurate pull. The 6-shot cylinder mimics the size of larger .38 caliber cylinders so the transition to larger caliber firearms maintains the same form factor for a smaller learning curve. The walnut wood grips with S&W medallion are a beautiful addition to the high polished blue frame, cylinder, and barrel.