Model 10 Fun


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hinton03
February 12, 2011, 10:34 PM
Went to the range last week to put a couple hundred reloads through my high end 1911's, but about 6 months ago I picked a 60's vintage Model 10 with the pencil barrel. I threw it in the bag since I hadn't fired it yet along with a box of WB 125 JHP +p.

The Model 10 stole the show; I had a blast shooting it, the trigger is very smooth, it handles the recoil well and shoots POA an 15 yards. I toted one just like it as an Army Aviator for about 10 years but didn't get a chance to shoot it much, now it will get a workout whenever I head to the range.

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SaxonPig
February 12, 2011, 11:39 PM
Pencil barrel? Is that anything like the standard barrel?

joeyl
February 12, 2011, 11:41 PM
Old K-frames are like aged whiskey. :)

dispatch
February 13, 2011, 12:10 AM
Love my Model 10's . Both are pencil barrels- don't know if that was the standard barrel- lots heavy barrels out there. First one I ever shot was an Army Aviator's side arm. Then as now these are fine revolvers. Welcome to cult of the Model 10.

W.E.G.
February 13, 2011, 12:15 AM
I think he means one of these.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd7/rkba2da/pistol%20pics/DSCN3272smaller.jpg

CajunBass
February 13, 2011, 06:28 AM
I think he means one of these.

Yep. A Model 10 with the "pencil" or tapered barrel.

A 10-7.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b292/CajunBass/handguns/100_0146.jpg

As common on a cops belt a few years back as a Glock is today.

huntershooter
February 13, 2011, 07:00 AM
If there's a better double action on a revolver than a "broke in" model 10, I have never shot it...

flightsimmer
February 13, 2011, 07:51 AM
When my step Father in-law died some years back, he left a blued 4" pencil barreled S&W model 10, 38 special that he had when he was a security guard. My Mother in-law gave it to me as I was the one with guns in the family and the only one who wanted it. I took it to the range and to my surprise, I put the first six shots into one ragged hole in the 10 ring of the target at 50ft. Now that's a keeper! So I bought some Pachmayr grips for it and now it is a part of my prized collection.

10mm, when you care enough to send the very best.

SaxonPig
February 13, 2011, 09:40 AM
I've searched through a lot of documentation on S&W revolvers and it appears the factory never used the term "pencil" barrel. Why do we? It's a silly term and not very descriptive. If you mean the standard barrel then why not say so?

Is the heavy barrel now to be called the "ball point pen" barrel? Would a flintlock pistol have a "quill" pen barrel?

Iggy
February 13, 2011, 10:01 AM
SP,
Podner, I'm afraid you're fightin' a losin' battle.:(

skoro
February 13, 2011, 10:02 AM
I have a couple of Model 10s and their SS cousins, the Model 64. Both thin and heavy barrels. They're a true joy to shoot.

bannockburn
February 13, 2011, 10:14 AM
While there's nothing wrong with the standard barrel, I always have preferred the heavy barrel version. Just seems to balance better for me with the extra weight out front there.

flightsimmer
February 13, 2011, 02:03 PM
[quote] I've searched through a lot of documentation on S&W revolvers and it appears the factory never used the term "pencil" barrel. Why do we? It's a silly term and not very descriptive. If you mean the standard barrel then why not say so?

Is the heavy barrel now to be called the "ball point pen" barrel? Would a flintlock pistol have a "quill" pen barrel? SaxonPig

[reply] Someone started calling the "Standard" barrel weight a pencil barrel (probably a gun writer) because it is thin as opposed to the "heavy" barrel and the term stuck, it is an informal term and will not be found in any factory literature. Some people would not understand what a "standard" barrel was untill they saw the two side by side. The heavy barrel seems to be preferred for +P & +P+ ammo because of the extra barrel weight that helps tame the recoil, others could care less and just like the lighter weight of the standard barrel for carrying. Both are just fine and I would be happy with either or both.They are fine handguns either way.

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