Model 10-7, Model 36 and model 27 My photography director, Paisley, is looking over the layout Back in about 2013 I started getting interested in revolvers. Shortly thereafter I became a full blown addict. Never really thought I would get a nickel plated revolver though. I’d seen too many “bad” nickel finishes and was under the impression it was a fragile finish. To look good it has to be about perfect. The no nickel thing lasted until May of 2018, when an area shop posted the 10-7 for sale at $485. I drove over the next day and looked it over. Found no flaws. I laid 9, $50 bills on the counter and offered $450 out the door. The guy thought a few seconds and said, sure, I’ll do that. Back in February, my buddy said that same shop had got in a couple dozen older S&W revolvers, many like new with the box & documents. I again took a drive and was able to get the nickel model 36 Finally, a couple months ago, I was able to look for my grail gun, a 3.5 inch model 27. Would never find one around here, so off to Gunbroker. I fully intended to get a blued one but when I came across this nickel plated, 1960 no dash, I knew I had to try to win it. It was close and I went $16 over budget, but I got it. I love the contrasting blued ramp & blade as well as how the pins were left “proud” on these older guns. It gives them some unique charcter I learned that nickel is not a fragile finish. It is way more resistant to allowing the gun to rust than a blued finish, but the blued finish looks fine with some wear on it, nickel not so much. How many nickels are in THR members gun safes. Lets see them!