My new old M&P


January 3, 2003, 09:25 PM
Just wanted to share a picture of my little friend. :D
It's a circa 1946~1948 M&P that's in NIB condition.

Going to go to the range on Monday and see how it goes.

I think it will be very very handy with Federal 124gr Nyclads.


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January 3, 2003, 10:15 PM
Did the M&P come originally with such a short barrel? Mine all have the standard 5" barrel, that's why I'm asking.

Sam, what's your take on it?

Old Fuff
January 3, 2003, 10:41 PM
Over the years Smith & Wesson's 1905 Hand Ejector / Military & Police ahs been offered in barrel lengths of 2", 3", 4" 5", 6" and 6 1/2 inches - although not all of those lengths were offered at the same time. Those with 2 inch barrels were relatively rare during the late 1940's and are prized as collectors items.

The fixed sights were usually regulated for the standard 158 grain lead round-nose police load that was "standard" during most of its production.

Mike Irwin
January 4, 2003, 02:21 AM
The earliest 2" M&Ps appear to have been offered starting with the Model of 1905 4th change, which was introduced in 1915.

I suspect, however, that the 2" models weren't commonly offered until after WW II.

The earliest 2" M&P I've seen would probably date from the late 1920s to early 1930s.

Ala Dan
January 4, 2003, 05:46 AM
Really cute little gem! Around 1971-72, I had a Smith
and Wesson model 15 with a 2" barrel and adjustable
sight's. Kind'a liked it cause it always had that big city
"detective look" to it. I purchased it NIB for $97.50, out
the door!

Best Wishes,
Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member

Mike Irwin
January 4, 2003, 07:20 PM
I wish you handn't posted that picture...

I'm now thinking that I need a 2" Model 10 or Model 12...


Detachment Charlie
January 4, 2003, 10:01 PM
Nice picture of my gun! Mine is a late 70's Mod. 10, 2" w/ Tyler Grip. Using 158 gr. ammo, it's dead on. And, it's as reliable as a brick, but MUCh more effective. Great choice, IMHO. Shoot well and enjoy.:D

January 4, 2003, 10:30 PM
Nice pic! My dealer had this beauty several years back and I grabbed it up. Not in as good condition as yours but is has some special meaning. It was shipped in Aug 1949, the month before I was born.

Kahr carrier
January 4, 2003, 10:50 PM
Its funny I was just at the range today shooting that same exact S&W Model 10 Snubbie my friend had just received at New Year Eve from his girlfriend as a gift it was her fathers .It shot great,nice action and a pinned barrel.:D

Jason Demond
January 4, 2003, 11:20 PM
I think I am coming down with a case of the wants.:uhoh:

January 5, 2003, 01:10 AM
I saw a 2" model 12 at the gunshow today with the standard grips and it felt great in my hand! I almost allways need something to fill the area behind the trigger gaurd but this gun felt good without it.

I would have been tempted to get it but the price was a little steep for the condition. He wanted $230.00 for it but it was in about NRA very good. I have seen bettter ones online for less.

January 5, 2003, 01:25 AM
I have a 4" tapered barrel .38 Special that was carried by an LAPD officer. The blueing is pretty close to "like new" and it is a pleasure to shoot.

I'll never sell/trade this piece of Americana!:D

Mike Irwin
January 5, 2003, 02:17 AM

The biggest problem with the Model 12s is that the grip frame is slightly thinner than the standard K-frames, meaning that getting a good fit with grips can be a real problem.

January 7, 2003, 09:54 AM
My mdl. 10 is just a youngster. Made in '69.


January 7, 2003, 10:26 AM
That's one good looking snub.

January 7, 2003, 04:41 PM
since we're showing off our SWs, here's my model 10-5 from '69 or '70, 4" blue.

January 10, 2003, 04:28 PM
Here's my Model of 1905, 4th change from c.1915.
The second picture shows the great wood and excellent fit.
:) -Kframe
(BTW, sometimes photoisland links don't work the first time the page loads, and the pic will "X" out, but if you right-click and "Show Picture" it usually goes.)

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