Scratchin' the K-frame itch ... M 15 & M 10 nickel snub


Old Dog
December 23, 2012, 10:10 PM
Picked up an unfired, LNIB Model 15 4-incher and a nickel Model 10 snubby in nickel:
The 15 is pretty much flawless. The 10 has been shot, but not much. The pics make it look way worse that it looks in person.

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December 23, 2012, 10:19 PM
You got two great guns, I think the model 15 is about the best bang for the buck in handguns never had one that wasn't a great shooter. I have been looking for a nice M-10 snub for awhile. Congrats awesome pickup!!!

Old Dog
December 23, 2012, 10:26 PM
I pretty much love the Model 15 -- the 19 used to be my all-time favorite S&W, especially in 4-inch trim, but the 15 is such a great all-around revolver, handles so well and is so accurate, that it's now #1 in my esteem ... and with a Model 10 snubby, who needs the J-frame?

December 23, 2012, 10:29 PM
Nice buy! 2 of my fav wheel guns

December 23, 2012, 10:30 PM
Old Dog couldn't agree more on both points!! I just don't care for 5 shot revolvers just don't seem right.

December 23, 2012, 11:55 PM
The 15 you picked up is a dandy deluxe ! I picked one up at a GS about a month ago, one of the best snags I've ever gotten, 4" like yours, no box or docs, I can't shoot them anyway. The snub is a dandy also, had a blued one some years back, should never have tried to better myself. Congratulations and Merry Christmas!

December 24, 2012, 01:02 AM
Model 15s are addictive

December 24, 2012, 01:05 AM
I like the snub.

December 24, 2012, 02:47 AM
A 15 was my first wheel gun about 20 years ago. And a nickel 2" 10 is actually going to be my next to the family. Was looking for one the last few days, actually. I agree with the comment - "who needs the J frame" - the 2" 10 round butt is a really concealable and good shooting weapon.

December 24, 2012, 06:06 AM
Great score on two great K frames! That Model 15 is a fantastic find; like it just left the factory. I didn't even see a turn line on the cylinder. The Model 10 also looks to be in nice shape too.

December 24, 2012, 02:09 PM
We need a green with jealousy smiley for occasions like this.

You did good.

4 Paws
December 24, 2012, 10:21 PM
Wow, two classic K frame revolvers. Nice find and I'm sure you'll have years of enjoyment shooting them.

December 25, 2012, 04:07 PM
Gawd, I love me some Model-15! And yous is a gem!;)

December 25, 2012, 11:02 PM
The S&W M10 and M15 have always been my favorite Smiths. I am especially fond of the M15. I've owned a dozen or so of that fine revolver in both blue, nickel and a few of its stainless variation. I consider it to be the finest all around holster gun you can get (for revolver fans of which I am one).

Possibly my most treasured revolver is a (slightly modified by me) heavy barrel M10 I bought in 1973. It's blue and has a 4" barrel. I deeply regret letting my M12 go even though it was around 35 years ago.

Old Dog
December 25, 2012, 11:07 PM
Heh, I had a NIB Model 12 4-incher that I never even shot, traded it off in a fit of total foolishness. I mentally kick myself in the head every time I think of that, especially since the piece I traded it for is no longer in my possession, either.

Still can't articulate why, but the 15 is at the top of my favorite list, too ...

Lucky Derby
December 26, 2012, 06:52 AM
Congrats. The 4" M15 is, IMHO, the best dedicated .38 service revolver ever made.

December 26, 2012, 11:23 AM
That should scratch the itch quite nicely. Two lovely revolvers.

December 26, 2012, 11:37 AM
I just got this in a swap...

December 26, 2012, 03:45 PM
I got addicted to those back in the mid 1980's when I bought my first, a 66-2 2" for $150. As a result, all the revolvers I pick up now I compare to those gems. Such nice workmanship and clean triggers right out of the box.


1 old 0311-1
December 26, 2012, 04:01 PM
Tough to beat a nice K frame:D

December 26, 2012, 05:03 PM
Great pair of S&W .38's! Got a 2" nickel model 15 but always wanted a similar model 10. :)

Dave Markowitz
December 26, 2012, 06:52 PM
Nice finds!

Now you need a 2" Model 15, and a Model 18 for cheaper shooting.

December 26, 2012, 07:29 PM
A very nice pair of Smiths.

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