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jim8115
December 1, 2012, 10:00 PM
Just ran across this at a pawn shop..got it for 299.00, doesnt look to hardly ever been fired
Model 64 , no dash

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Black Knight
December 1, 2012, 10:54 PM
A pencil barrel 64, nice. Most of the 64s I have seen were heavy barrels. The two 64s (one as an armed security officer and one as a police officer) I was issued were heavy barrels.

PabloJ
December 1, 2012, 11:13 PM
I always referred to these as Model 10 skinny barrel. Well, regardless these are real sleepers of revolver world. The alloy framed version of this is one of the best defensive revolvers ever made.

Fremmer
December 1, 2012, 11:23 PM
Awesome find! Love that dark blue and skinny barrel. Let us know how she shoots.

btg3
December 2, 2012, 06:47 AM
Model 10 = blue.
Model 64 = stainless.

But yeah, the photo looks sorta like a 10.

Brian Williams
December 2, 2012, 08:50 AM
That skinny barrel is actually called a standard barrel profile. I have one from a model 64 that I had installed on a round butt model 65.

here are a few of my pencil barrel S&W 65 in 357 mag

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=172770&stc=1&d=1349088815

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=172771&stc=1&d=1349088815

http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii24/perfessr/blueandss.jpg

jim8115
December 2, 2012, 10:22 AM
My phone doest take very good pics, it is stainless

MIL-DOT
December 2, 2012, 11:09 AM
Nice piece,Jim. A couple months ago, I was hoping to score one cheap, but got outbid at the last minute on one being sold by a local pawnshop on Gunbroker. It went for only $211.Being local, I would paid only $15 in tax rather than $60 in shipping and transfer. Oh well,wasn't meant to be.....
This is it here....http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=305902342

jim8115
December 2, 2012, 11:32 AM
The trigger doesnt feel as smooth as any of my model 10's, but we will see how it shoots, maybe today

S&W-Keeper
December 2, 2012, 11:55 AM
Nice, every one I see appears to have been dragged behind a car.

Lone Star
December 2, 2012, 06:15 PM
I think these all had stainless hammers and triggers that wore too fast and caused some galling. They were replaced with flash-chromed carbon steel parts.

But as a potential collectible, it could turn out to be a good purchase.

Or, you could just put a couple of drops of oil in the action and see if it gradually smooths up and just use the gun as long as it works okay. Maybe your hammer and trigger will wear-in and work okay.

I do like the idea of a standard bbl M-64 very much. One with a round butt would make even more sense, but I don't think they made round butts except as snubs.

BYJO4
December 2, 2012, 06:50 PM
Nice find. Enjoy it.

Walkalong
December 2, 2012, 08:58 PM
Very nice. Worth every penny.

Jim PHL
December 2, 2012, 09:47 PM
Brian Williams; I have always loved that "custom" 65 of yours with the 4" standard barrel. My own favorite revolver is my 65 with the 3" barrel but that's a great idea well executed.

MikeJackmin
December 3, 2012, 09:00 PM
Might have some dried-out WD40 in there. Take off the grips, get some Kroil or your favorite solvent, and see if you can't clean it out a bit. An overnight soak can work wonders.

Ky Larry
December 4, 2012, 01:37 PM
Enough jaw-jacking. Get it to the range and let us know how it shoots.

Guillermo
December 4, 2012, 01:46 PM
Jim,

Great to find one in such good shape.

Brian...you have some nice guns too!!!

You guys made me realize that I don't have any Model 10s

:(

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