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Check out this "Model 10"

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Guillermo, Nov 17, 2012.

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  1. Guillermo

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    I think that deserves one of these: :eek:

    (Now I want a nice .38/44 Heavy Duty too... :banghead: )
     
  3. messerist

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    What a revolver! And for a very nice price. I'm always hunting Gunbroker for revolvers but my CFO(wife) always puts the "keebash" on my delusions of grandure!
     
  4. Guillermo

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    Pedalbiker started a thread about a 7 shot 9mm and I suggested that the answer to his problem was a Model 10.

    I was going to look up some for him on GunBroker since Buds's and J&G didn't have any on their website and came across that.

    a 38/44 for 400 bucks...(sounding exactly like Ted Nugent) are you kidding me?!?!?!?
     
  5. SaxonPig

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    Every 38 S&W from the M&Ps to Victory Models and even the HDs get tagged as a Model 10 by uninformed dealers. OR... he put the wrong photo in the auction listing.
     
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    Good Grief! Nice "model 10" :what:

    I would like to stumble across a nice 4" HD misidentified and available at that price. Never happens. :(
     
  7. Walkalong

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    Sweet!

    Are you grinning like the cat that ate the canary? :)
     
  8. Guillermo

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    I am pretty stoked.

    Told the guy that he had it misidentified.

    He said he took it in pawn (probably gave the guy a hundred bucks for it) and he was happy.

    He's happy, I'm happy.

    Never owned a N frame before. If I don't like it I can sell it, give someone a good deal AND make a profit.
     
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    Ok, G....For those of us who are S&W rookies and can't tell what it is from your picture could you enlighten us please? Regardless of what it really is, it looks very nice. But hard to understand why you haven't had any N frames before.
     
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    *sigh*

    Nice score.

    Q
     
  11. Guillermo

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    38/44

    This one is a transitional model, built just after WWII.

    It is an N frame 38 Special

    They were kicking up the velocity of the cartridge...think of an early .357.

    38/44s are not common and pretty pricey. If this one is in as nice of shape as it looks, it could be a 650-750 dollar gun.

    http://www.38-44heavyduty.com/38-44_HEAVY_DUTY_HISTORY.php
     
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    Yup, built with pre-war (long-action) parts with only the addition of the positive hammer block. They are far more rare then the K-frame .38 Military & Police (pre-model 10) in the same configuration. Watch where you go or you'll be mugged by a collector.

    If any revolver can be set up with a smoother, flawless double-action trigger pull then a long-action M&P .38 this is the one, and it can be safely carried fully loaded.

    Oh... This is one time where I'll agree you are good to go with all of the .38 Special Plus-P you want to shoot. :evil:
     
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    WOW!:eek:
    And a transitional too? I was bidding on a miss marked one of these a couple of years ago but some other folks noticed it and it went on up. The buy it now is what made it for the purchaser.
     
  14. Guillermo

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    I have never liked the balance of N frames so I do not know how much I will like it.

    If they make the right offer I might let them have it.

    this thing was made for a LOT hotter ammo than the regular 38 ammo of the day (+P in current jargon)
     
  15. Guillermo

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    Perhaps I am wrong but I think that Old Fuff is saying that this might not be the worst buy I ever made.

    I just hope that I can stop him from cutting off the trigger guard

    :what:
     
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    The reason these are not common is because nobody wanted to "drag" that thing around. If you're into stuff like this $400 is very good price. Personally I would rather have ubiquitous K frame .38 with RB and anorexic barrel for less money.
     
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  17. Guillermo

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    I understand the love for K Frames

    3 15s, 1 14 and 2 K22s indicate that I just MIGHT have a K-frame problem...especially if you add the hand ejector 3rd change.
     
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    G,

    Take my word for it, "you'll love it!" I think you're destined to be that guy that falls in the pig yard and smells like a bouquet of roses! Will wonders never cease! Ha

    You did good Guillermo, give this ol' gal a chance, mine shoots lights out, bet you'll be surprised too. The heaviest +p loads will shoot like .22's !
     
  19. Guillermo

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    788Ham,

    I would like to point out that I was doing something nice for a fellow THRer when I came across the 38/44.

    And I gave the guy a chance to back out of the deal.

    Not a "septic tank broke and was filled with Chanel #5 when I fell in" situation. Just good karma.

    I can't wait to get the old girl into my hands.

    U know I will let you know how she is. (the pics look really nice)
     
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    Good base for conversion to a Fitz in .45 Colt... :evil:

    Nah, seriously that's a really great buy. Glad I didn't see it because I'd have been rather depressed because I wouldn't have had the money for it. :banghead:

    Have fun shooting it while I keep an eye out for another nice Model 10 pencil barrel when I have the money for it :)
     
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    I did the same thing a few years ago, local had it listed as a M&P.
     
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    That's got to be close to the deal of the year.

    I know some S&W collectors including me that would be having fits over that deal.

    Let me know if you decide you don't like N frames.:cool:
     
  23. skidder

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    Not something you see everyday.
    Congrats G.

    A 357 in sheeps clothing :rolleyes:. I bet that would eat Elmer's 38 loads for breakfast (and maybe some of mine).:evil:

    Man... that would make a great hiking revolver. The wolves, bears, lions are getting real close to Grandma's house.:fire:
     
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    Damn, I'd have been all over that!!! :D


    You mean like those model 27's that never sold very well at all??? Fact is, this is not "just a .38" but a .38-44HD and loaded properly, will do 90% the .357 will do with the added cool factor. They're not very common because the .357 superseded it. Pablo, you post the weirdest things. :rolleyes:
     
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    Damn Guillermo,

    You are riding a hot streak. I oughta' have you shopping for me!
     
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