Got another model 10

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  1. adcoch1

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    Been eyeing this sweet 4" model 10 for months at the LGS. Price started out at 750, which is way too high and slowly went down to 500 bucks. I couldn't help it anymore and had to bring it home. 541 out the door for a nice tapered barrel model 10. Now my 6" won't be lonely anymore...
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    Here it is with its 6" brother
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    The blueing is great with one small blemish on it, a reasonable turn line, and the grips are in good shape. I will probably swap grips to something in exotic hardwood, but for now it is just fine. Gotta cast up some more wadcutters and load em up. I see many happy range days in the future!
     
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  2. WestKentucky

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    Which dash? Looks nice. Have you got it’s age figured out yet?

    I’m not big on tapered barrels but those are both nice examples.
     
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  3. adcoch1

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    Dash 5, not sure on date yet. It's pretty close number wise to my 6 incher.
     
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  4. Tallball

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    Nice! Another Model 10 is always a welcome addition. :)
     
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    Noice!
     
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  6. JCooperfan1911

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    The Model 10, loaded with a wadcutter, will solve most problems.
     
  7. GRIZ22

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    Can't have too many Model 10s!!!
     
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    My thoughts exactly. And I have a few 44s if it needs more hole...
     
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    And one loaded with 158 grain LSWC's will solve them all. :D
     
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    Beautiful, I'd have have brought it home too.
     
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  11. Bama59

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    Nice model 10 ! Owner of LGS is selling some old revolvers out of his personal collection . Some with original boxes Model 10's M49 Nickel , I bought a M36 3" and M14-3 6" box and tool kit
     
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    Pretty much the twin of this Model 10-5. Yes, I much prefer a tapered barrel to a bull barrel. This one shipped around 1964 or so. I have always assumed the number 54 on the frame was a police armorer's rack number. Best deal I ever got on a Smith, $125 out the door. Of course that was probably close to 20 years ago.

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    I also prefer the tapered barrels. This 4" points an awful lot like a 2" heavy barrel. I fell in love with the model 10 when I first picked up my 6" and tries the trigger. Reminded me of my long lost model 29, only lighter. But the barrel makes holster carry on a belt tedious. Wanted a 3"(who doesn't) but when I picked up this 4"er it spoke to me.
     
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    It is amazing how a 4 inch tapered barrel M10 feels in the hand. I love my heavy barrel 10 and 64 but the tapered model is just perfectly balanced and perfect weight. 20210130_232924.jpg
     
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    That was a nice buy, I would’ve brought it home to meet the other K frames as well :thumbup:.

    I’m a big fan of the heavy barrel model 10 versions. Maybe it’s the ramped front sight vs. the half-moon, to me the sight picture is a touch better and the couple of extra ounces out front makes one balance nicely in my hand. :)

    My pencil barrel is a pre-Model 10 M&P…

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    And my heavy barrel is a Model 64…

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    Stay safe.
     
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    Those are both sweet little revolvers Riomouse911! That 64 is just like one my buddy who works at the LGS has. If he ever sells it I am first in line...
     
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    @adcoch1 I’m glad you were able to buy that model 10. I have a 10-7. At first I didn’t think I would like the pencil barrel, I really do like the way it balances, like @ontarget mentioned.

    I really like that 6” model. :thumbup:
    Someday I will encounter one and it will be mine. There are a couple revolvers that I will buy immediately if they are in good shape and a 6” model 10 like yours is on that list. I will probably have to wait until I leave this state next summer as 6” model 10’s in CA aren’t something I have come across for sale. I found one on Armslist last year but the guy selling it just wouldn’t respond to my messages so I gave up.
     
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  18. bannockburn

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    I picked up a Model 10 with a 6" barrel but it didn't really balance all that well for me so I went to a gun show and traded it straight up for this M&P in .38 Special. The tapered 4" barrel just has a better feel to it for me.
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    When my FIL passed away I was given his service revolver, a S&W model #10, 4 inch pencil barrel, like new that he used when he was a security guard.
    I took it to the range where I worked and fired it off a rest at 50 ft. but I couldn't see any bullet holes in the standard NRA 50 ft. target.
    But when I retrieved it I discovered they were all in the black bullseye.
    Yes, it's a keeper for sure and I still have it.
     
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    I have one model 10 - 8. I have 3 M & P 38 1 Victory model and 1 Model 67. They are all great guns!
     
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    The 4” tapered barrel makes for a easy carrying revolver. I have a Bianchi #3 “pistol pocket”, an IWB holster made of nice leather formed for the K-frame. Makes carrying my pre-Model 10 easy.
    I can see why people prefer the heavy barrel. But I stumbled into my taper barrel pre-Model 10 for a deal price a few years ago, and find it shoots great.
     
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  22. GNP

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    Very nice. I'm wanting one just like it.
     
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  23. Bush Pilot

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    "I have too many model 10s" said no one ever.
     
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  24. adcoch1

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    If they did they need there head examined...
     
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