New to me Model 10


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kentucky_smith
June 4, 2006, 07:06 PM
New to revolvers and just picked this up. .38 Smith's seem to be looked down upon, but I'm enjoying it anyway.
http://www.crownvic.us/~kysmith/goodstuff/sw10.jpg

http://www.crownvic.us/~kysmith/goodstuff/swk.jpg


Shot it yesterday behind the house, here's the shooting bench.

http://www.crownvic.us/~kysmith/goodstuff/4wheeler.jpg

Can anybody pick out what else is on there? Sorry, it's taken with a camera phone.

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1911Tuner
June 4, 2006, 07:37 PM
Looked down on? Not by me, brother! I love K-frame Smiths.:cool:

Lemme see if I can pull up a picture of a 10 that I picked up in a trade not long ago. Manufacture date in mid-1966. The gun is as near new as it can be. Zero endshake and barely a drag ring on the cylinder. Hang on...

Okay! Click to enlarge.

bakert
June 4, 2006, 08:33 PM
kentucky_ smith, nice looking model 10. The one I have with the slender barrel maybe looked like tuner's a long time before it came to me, but even with the nicks, dings and worn bluing it's still tight, accurate and has a very smooth double action and trigger pull. Still gets shot a lot and carried concealed at times. I can see what looks like some nice autos in the pic but can't really tell what they are.
BTW , where in Ky are you? I live outside of Louisville in Lyndon.

1911Tuner
June 4, 2006, 08:46 PM
Bakert...One man's nicks and dings are another man's character marks.
There just ain't nothin' quite like a slicked-up-by-use K-frame, is there?:cool:
Harlan County Ky born here...and my ol' man was on hand for the unpleasantness in the 30s that lent it the infamous moniker of Bloody Harlan.

michael_aos
June 4, 2006, 08:55 PM
I put a couple hundred rounds through a friends Model 10 over Memorial Day.

EXTREMELY fun to shoot.

He had a little extension around the stocks that filled your hand. Very nice.

In fact, I was so impressed, I bought myself a Model 67 when we got back to town.

http://www.smith-wesson.com/wcsstore/SmWesson/upload/images/firearms/162802_large.jpg

swampdog
June 4, 2006, 09:27 PM
I have a model 10-7 with an 1" 7/8 barrel. I shoot this one better than any other snubnose I own. 38 +p are actually pretty pleasant to shoot in this revolver but it is rather heavy for pocket carry. Tight, accurate, with a super slick, well used, double action pull, no one looks down on Smith 38's around here.

Enjoy your new revolver, it looks like you got a nice one. Mine "likes" 158gr bullets, btw. Remington 158gr +p shoot exactly to POA. Play with yours until you find the right round.

kentucky_smith
June 4, 2006, 10:01 PM
Somewhere between Morehead and Mt. Sterling.

The rest of them are CZ's.

I did my senior thesis as an undergrad on the Battle of Evarts and the National Miners' Union.

Trigger pull on this thing in SA is more like a touch. Double is pretty hard though. Can't hit crap in DA. SA it is VERY accurate.

bpisler
June 4, 2006, 10:02 PM
here's nothing wrong with a 38spl,my 3" 10-7
shoots 158gr LSWCHP +P's just fine.

Huskerz85
June 4, 2006, 10:53 PM
God bless the K-Frame. :D I've got a K-38 Combat Masterpiece (1955 vintage--shooting 125gr. Winchester JHP's) and boy do I love it. Nothing can pull me away from those .38's right now :cool:

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i235/huskerz85/000_0207.jpg

Stephen A. Camp
June 4, 2006, 11:22 PM
Hello and kudos on your M10. I'm sad to say that I've owned more than a few over the years, but currently only own two. One is an older 2" SB while the other is a newer 4" RB, but without the lock.

The Model 10 remains a solid work horse and a revolver I enjoy shooting immensely.

Best.

MCgunner
June 5, 2006, 10:20 AM
Haven't fired my M10 in a while. Seems to be a lot of M10 lovers on this board. :D I used to shoot it in matches and beat up on all the revolver class shooters over at a gun club about 40 miles from here. They held money pistol matches about every three months. I went though half dozen 38/357 wheel guns to find one as accurate. It was one of the pencil barrel guns and I stuck a heavy barrel on it. It's doesn't seem to be desirable to purists, but it sure shoots better! I inherited this gun from my Grandpa so it'll never get sold.

I still wanna find a K frame round butt snub, don't really care the caliber. I'd like stainless, but not a qualifier. It's good to have a desire if only for it gives you something to look for at gun shows.:D All the good used K frames on the market makes shopping fun.

Deanimator
June 5, 2006, 11:29 AM
But I'd prefer to find someone who sells bullets cast from the old 245gr Hensley & Gibbs 107A .429 wadcutter mould.
I've never owned a Model 10, but I used to own a 5" .38-200 Aussie(?) surplus M&P/Victory Model. VERY slick gun. If it had been a .38 Special, I'd probably still have it.

I currently own a Model 14 K-38. I use it in my club's DA revolver league which just finished.

I'm casually looking for a 3" Model 13.

Darned if the last five guns I bought weren't S&W revolvers!

Diamondback
June 5, 2006, 02:51 PM
I have a model 10-7 with an 1" 7/8 barrel. I shoot this one better than any other snubnose I own. 38 +p are actually pretty pleasant to shoot in this revolver but it is rather heavy for pocket carry. Tight, accurate, with a super slick, well used, double action pull, no one looks down on Smith 38's around here.
Enjoy your new revolver, it looks like you got a nice one. Mine "likes" 158gr bullets, btw. Remington 158gr +p shoot exactly to POA. Play with yours until you find the right round.

Like Swampdog I have a snub model 10-7. Although she has a few character marks she shoots straight ( also with 158gr. ammo ) and is just as slick as the day I got her !.......however I must admit to carrying my Colt Detective Special more than the model 10.

-Regards

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Essex County
June 5, 2006, 02:54 PM
Gee, I thought I was the only one still in love with the K-frame. I've sold/owened/traded a bunch over the years. Tomorrow I'll pick up a lnib early 4" Mogel 67 I looked at Saturday. I carried a blued Combat Masterpiece in the Air Force. ( it's been a while ). I'm still looking for the right Square But Model 10. I'll find one sooner or later. Best to all.....Essex

cookekdjr
June 5, 2006, 04:05 PM
The model 10 is one of the best revolvers in history.
I miss my 64 (stainless model 10).
-David

Shear_stress
June 5, 2006, 08:33 PM
The only person who looks down on the M10 is the person who hasn't shot one. The K-frame Smith and Wesson is the pistol-shooters best friend, and just the thing for converting dyed-in-the-wool semi-auto people. May you get years of enjoyment out of yours.

P-35/53
June 5, 2006, 09:04 PM
My second gun was a K frame Model 10 , that was in 1975 now I have two Model 10's in four inch and one in 6 inch. Still looking for a 2 and a 3 inch barrel. I caried a Model 10 till my department went to 357 and I bought a Model 13.

Paperpunchr
June 7, 2006, 10:47 AM
I picked up an ugly looking M10-8 with 4" heavy barrel...too much time in the leather had worn the bluing off in patches and stripes, but after a re-blue and a Hogue monogrip it looks as good as it shoots. It was carried a lot but not shot much by someone. Single and double action are both smooth as a baby's bottom, and it's going to be hard for me to give it up to my Dad as a Father's Day present for home defense!
Doug in Colorado

XavierBreath
June 7, 2006, 05:01 PM
The Model 10 is the quintessential double action revolver. Anyone who looks down on it really doesn't know his seat from a hole in the ground. Enjoy your Smith & Wesson. It's one of the finest handguns ever made.

FWIW, I own three Model 10s, but if you count the M&P's there are eight of 'em in my accumulation. I'll buy more at the right price too!

http://www.bayourovers.com/SmithWessonModel10-5snubbie.jpg
Model 10-5 Snubbie

joneb
June 7, 2006, 10:35 PM
My model 10-5 told a few to many fibbs , and now look at it :eek:
40919

ezypikns
June 7, 2006, 11:53 PM
The sweetest firearm I own. Not much bluing but tons of character, deadly accurate, and a trigger you can't get anymore.

Cocked & Locked
June 8, 2006, 12:12 AM
Did someone say Model 10? :uhoh:

http://pic14.picturetrail.com/VOL523/3082611/6486421/112030102.jpg

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The_Antibubba
June 11, 2006, 02:52 AM
I recently got one, too. It has seen a few adventures, I'd guess.

The wood grips look original, they're certainly worn enough.

On the right side, below the cylinder, is:

MADE IN U.S.A.
MARCAS REGISTRADAS
SMITH & WESSON
SPRINGFIELD, MASS.

It has an oval lanyard ring on the butt, and the serial no. is C547XXX.

Anyone care to take a guess on this?

It works flawlessly-the double-action pull is a dream.

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