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chrisf8657
August 31, 2008, 12:47 AM
Picked up a nice Model 10 at the local gunshop, needs a reblue but it's solid and nice otherwise.

Can anyone tell me when it was made?

Serial # D736xxx
Model 10-6

Also, can you use +P in it?

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jt1
August 31, 2008, 02:49 AM
chrisf8657 - The SCSW 3rd lists SN's D659902 - D75000 as manufactured from 1974 to 1975. The 10-6 was produced from 1962 to 1977.

novaDAK
August 31, 2008, 04:01 AM
straight out of the Smith and Wesson Revolver manual .pdf
Looks like if your gun was made after 1958 it's ok to shoot +P :)

“Plus-P” (+P) ammunition generates pressures in excess of the
pressures associated with standard ammunition. Such pressures
may affect the wear characteristics or exceed the margin of safety
built into some revolvers and could therefore be DANGEROUS.
This ammunition should not be used in Smith & Wesson
medium (K frame) revolvers manufactured prior to 1958. Such
pre-1958 medium (K-frame) revolvers can be identified by the
absence of a model number stamped inside the yoke cut of the
frame. (i.e., the area of the frame exposed when the cylinder is in
the open position.

“Plus-P-Plus (+P+) ammunition must not be used in Smith &
Wesson firearms. This marking on the ammunition designates that
it exceeds established industry standards, but the designation
does not represent defined pressure limits and therefore such
ammunition may vary significantly as to the pressures generated.

bluetopper
August 31, 2008, 11:48 AM
You can write Roy Jenks at S&W and for $30 :(he will send you back a letter stating what day the gun was shipped from the factory and where it was sent to.

chrisf8657
September 1, 2008, 03:03 AM
Thx guys

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