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Extremely rare S&W Model 10-9

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Shear_stress, Nov 18, 2006.

  1. Shear_stress

    Shear_stress Well-Known Member

    Yup, that's right. A limited edition: one of only five to seven million. Only made since 1899.


    (Obviously, I'm just borrowing a camera and trying to get some use out of it before I have to return it.)
  2. Old Fuff

    Old Fuff Well-Known Member

    I recognize its uniqueness, but go outside on a gray day, or find someplace where there is shade on a bright one, and take another picture... :neener:
  3. Shear_stress

    Shear_stress Well-Known Member

    Go outside? But the UV rays will damage the priceless color case-hardening!
  4. Old Fuff

    Old Fuff Well-Known Member

    In the shade boy... You take the picture in the SHADE if the sun is out... :)

    Trust me... :cool:
  5. Shear_stress

    Shear_stress Well-Known Member

    Sheesh, I suppose, but don't you think I'd be taking a risk by exposing such a rare gun to all that moist outside air??!
  6. Old Fuff

    Old Fuff Well-Known Member

    Of course you would. I thought you knew enough to not go outside unless it was wrapped in VIP and sealed in a plastic bag. Do I have to explain everything...! :neener: :D
  7. hexidismal

    hexidismal Well-Known Member

    Shear, I'm rather shocked that you cocked back the hammer to take this picture. How could you ? Surely you know that kind of wear and tear devalues such a unique and invaluable collector's piece.
  8. Eightball

    Eightball Well-Known Member

    Maybe it came that way, and he hasn't wanted to devalue it more by decocking it? :p
  9. earthworm

    earthworm Well-Known Member

    Ok;I'm a idjit

    What's the difference between a Model 9 & a Model 10 & why is it so valuable besides scarcity?
  10. Old Fuff

    Old Fuff Well-Known Member


    That's a model 10-9, not a model 9...

    We are having a little fun at Shear_stress' expense. He is trying to learn how to take pictures with a borrowed camera, and the subject is just about the most common revolver there is. While it is an excellent handgun it is not particularly valuable or rare.

    Sometimes a few members on this forum get carried away. :D :D
  11. Preacherman

    Preacherman Well-Known Member

    To be serious for a moment, if you want to set yourself up to take really good pictures of handguns (or any other small item), consider the SAKAR Portable Lighting Studio. It gives you two small lights, two different backdrops, and sets you up to take really good pictures at home in even the most confined spaces. Highly recommended.
  12. Shear_stress

    Shear_stress Well-Known Member

    That's an easy one. I packed the piece in a velvet-lined case and sent it to Doug Turnbull. While a notary public looked on, Doug carefully removed the cylinder, cocked the hammer by first pushing the cylinder release, and replaced the cylinder. The work cost me a mere $1200 and took six months. However, you'll understand the lengths to which one is forced to go to avoid turn lines on a rare gun like this.
  13. 420Stainless

    420Stainless Well-Known Member

    Is that a pre-lock? You ought to have a smith add on an aftermarket to bring it up to current standards.;)

    I'm glad to read the photog. tips. I have a decent camera, but am a bad photographer.
  14. Old Fuff

    Old Fuff Well-Known Member

    I'm going to look into Preacherman's set-up. It looks like an excellent solution that's relatively inexpensive and would work with any camera.
  15. Marko Kloos

    Marko Kloos Moderator Emeritus

    There's something very comforting about carrying a gun that has had its bugs worked out when Roosevelt was in the White House...Theodore Roosevelt.

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