I got two of the S&W M10 round butt revolvers from Buds'. The bluing is worn but they are in good shape. I got the firswt one about one months ago and the second last week. I changed the grips on them, since they were really worn.
Anyone who loves the traditionally made pre-lock revolvers has a last chance here.
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March 17, 2012, 04:55 PM
They are fine revolvers and you have a nice pair there...they must a been hand picked?
March 17, 2012, 06:05 PM
what are the grips with the finger grooves on the revolver on the left? BTW nice looking pair. I am trying to get a mate for my 3" model 10-5 but not having any luck at finding one in California. I hate the safe gun roster.
March 17, 2012, 06:57 PM
Those are classic, classy wheelguns, for sure. :)
March 18, 2012, 12:41 AM
Thanks for the compliments, I love K frame revolvers and particularly the fixed sight version.
I don't think Buds is offering any hand-picked option, the guns were $269 shipped (plus Transfer) and from what I learned on arf.com is that the RB are sold out now but SB is still available.
The grips with the fingergrooves are S&W factory fingergrooved combat grips (FGC), I used to buy them at gunshows for $5 but now they are collectibles that cost over $100.
March 18, 2012, 12:45 AM
269 delivered?! Holy cow, how'd I miss this?
March 18, 2012, 12:49 AM
They still have the square butts. The guns have bluing wear and the grips are really worn but they are tight and both haven't been shot a lot.
No, they aren't C&R eligible. Both are 10-10 and the Heavy Barrels are not being manufactured long enough, so you have to pay transfer.
March 18, 2012, 12:59 AM
Ah, gotcha. Still a darn fine deal.
March 18, 2012, 05:36 AM
Yes, I think in today' s market this is still okay. I wouldn' t have paid over $100 about 20 years ago but then I paid also just $5 for an ounce of silver and gas was about $ 1 per gallon.
I actually had a K frame round butt shortage, with only a M19 in 2 1/2 inches, I had to find hosts for some extra Nill grips that I got in a drawer since a couple of years. They will go on after I have rust blued the guns.