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S&W Model 10 Post war

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by ohio58, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. ohio58

    ohio58 Well-Known Member

    I have a chance to get a hold of a Smith and Wesson Model 10 post war , I believe is around (Circa: 1948-1949) Its a snubnose and nickel. The thing is , im not sure about is the gold hammer & trigger. I dont believe Smith and Wesson ever used gold on there guns. This revolver has been in a collection for over 40 years. The current owner doesnt know either. If its not factory, why would someone put on a gold trigger & Hammer, or was this a common thing to do way back when ? or maybe just a custom thing to do in the late 40's, 50's, or 60's ? The gun looks like new but no box. Thanks
  2. Remo223

    Remo223 member

    i've never heard of a gold trigger as a factory option on a smith&wesson revolver. Maybe it was though. Ya never know.
  3. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Never a factory option.
    So we have to assume someone at Bob's Bumper Shop not only plated the hammer & trigger, but maybe the whole gun as well.

    In all, I would say there are much better ones out there that haven't been screwed with like that one.

  4. Remo223

    Remo223 member

    Maybe it's possible it was a special commemorative edition from someone other than S&W. for instance, I think I've seen the NRA offer certain commemoratives with some gold plating in certain areas.
  5. zoom6zoom

    zoom6zoom Well-Known Member

    The designation "Model 10" wasn't introduced until 1957.
  6. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Well-Known Member

    If it's factory nickle look for a N stamped on the grip frame under the grips. The gold plated hammer/trigger could be from a commemorative revolver or just a custom job. It can be chemically removed or even polished doff, as it is very soft and very thin, probably less than .0005 thick. There are a lot of pre 10 M&P parts floating around, finding replacements should not be a problem.

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