Cool Old Smitty: Nearly 100 Years Old


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doc540
January 19, 2011, 08:38 PM
Popped up in a local classified ad today, so I bought it.

Looks to be a M&P model from probably around 1916-1917.

The kid selling it was savvy and held to his price.

I even tried the old "Well, this is all the cash I brought" trick.

Ended up going inside the hardware store nearby and getting another $20 cash with my debit card. :D

Serial number on the cylinder matches the frame.

Grips say: "Sports Inc. Chicago"

Barrel appears to have been shortened, front sight's been reinstalled, probably refinished in nickel.

Somewhere in the past someone fancied up their Smith. Imagine that? ;)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Smith%20and%20Wesson%20Pre%20Model%2010/DSCN3830-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Smith%20and%20Wesson%20Pre%20Model%2010/DSCN3827-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Smith%20and%20Wesson%20Pre%20Model%2010/DSCN3834-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Smith%20and%20Wesson%20Pre%20Model%2010/DSCN3833-1.jpg

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doc540
January 24, 2011, 10:19 PM
Today it got period correct stocks (but no grip screw)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Smith%20and%20Wesson%20Pre%20Model%2010/DSCN3852-1.jpg

788Ham
January 25, 2011, 12:41 AM
Go to your local smithy and see if he has a screw to fit it, shouldn't be too hard to find one.

wnycollector
January 25, 2011, 08:50 PM
Nice revolver Doc. I have a 5" 1924 M&P that is never leaving my family. It is a great old revolver that has the classic "breaks like a glass rod" trigger...gotta love those old long actions!

greener
January 25, 2011, 09:09 PM
Good looking (real) M&P. Learned to shoot handguns on one just a tad younger, about 50 years ago. Still have the gun, wouldn't part with it.

Good buy

wcwhitey
January 25, 2011, 09:44 PM
S&W will ship you grips screws for less than $2.00. Very nice old gun. Good Luck!

45Fan
January 25, 2011, 10:06 PM
A friend has one very similar to that piece, said it was his grandmas. His has ivory grips also, but the blued finish is nearly gone.

BCRider
January 26, 2011, 12:56 AM
Nice find. And it would appear to be in an appreciative home as well.

Be sure to add on to this thread once you get to shoot it.

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