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Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by 336A, Mar 7, 2010.

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  1. BullfrogKen

    BullfrogKen Moderator Emeritus

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    How does that grip adapter feel? Does it improve the handling of the gun much for you?
     
  2. armoredman

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    Kingofthehill, that's a beautiful pic of your snub, very nice.
     
  3. kle

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    I like that it fills up the space between the grip frame and the trigger guard without adding the bulk of target-grips, and changes the grip so that I now grip the gun with more pressure front-to-back, rather than side-to-side. I suppose boot-grips would do the same thing, but I like how the Magna/Service grips look with the T-grip grip-adapter. Something about it says "classic working gun" to me. I'm looking at finding a T-grip for the 10-9, and also a 15-7 (K-frame round-butt) and a 28-2 (N-frame square-butt). I also have a T-grip + Service Grips on a S&W 640-0 and a Colt Official Police:

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    In fact, those three (S&W 10-6, S&W 640, Colt OP) are my carry guns, all with service grips + T-grips.
     
  4. Low Budget Shooter

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    Dear Model 10 Club,

    May I be a member with my Model 10-5? It has had a hard life, apparently, having started out with a police department in the early 70s, because the previous owner had to send it back to S&W for some work. When he got it back, for some reason he didn't think he wanted it anymore and sold it to me for $185!!! I don't know what all was done to it, but it is wonderfully smooth to shoot. The reason I ask if I may be a member is that my oldest daughter just outshot me with it at our local pistol match. It was her first time to move up from .22 (old Masterpiece) to .38, and she ate it up.

    So, do I still get to join?

    LBS
     
  5. dbarale

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    Not without pictures. ;)
     
  6. 1911Tuner

    1911Tuner Moderator Emeritus

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    Ahhhh, Low Budget! Your revolver would be more interesting to me than one of the pristine examples that's spent its life in a safe...wrapped in an oily cloth and never fired.

    While I appreciate the ones that have been preserved...frozen in time...I much prefer those that have walked the walk. I guess I'm an oddball when it comes to old guns, but they're like the old men with the gnarled hands and weathered faces that are testimony to a hard life of work and experience. Those are the ones that I'm more prone to strike up a conversation with than the retired corporate execs.
     
  7. conhntr

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    hey guys; i currently own a 686; but i have a model 10 question for you. a local dealer has "a bunch" of them at advertised at 200$ for the 4" pencil with rubber grips. im assuming condition would be rough; but im considering buying one. i really want a cheaper gun i can leave in my vehicle (legal here) and not worry about it being stolen/wear from bouncing around in the locked center consol. are these ex-police guns in this range generally good to go or would i need to send it to a smith to fix it up?
     
  8. W.E.G.

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    Most likely in solid mechanical condition.

    You can look for a few things.

    Can you shift the cylinder a LOT fore-and-aft?
    Does the cylinder drag on the mouth of the barrel?
    If you pull the trigger very slowly, does the locking lug engage the cylinder notch before the hammer falls? (on each cylinder!)
    With the hammer cocked, does the cylinder still rotate a LOT if you grab it and twist?
    Is the muzzle crown damaged?
    Does the front sight show signs of the gun being dropped on it? (my pet rejection standard)
    With the hammer cocked can you push firmly on the hammer, and it still stays cocked?
    Does the cylinder close smoothly? (no binding as it locks closed)
    Is the ejector rod bent?
    Is there a burr on the recoil shield where the firing pin comes through?
    Is the barrel mouth cracked at the 6 o'clock position?
     
  9. CH47gunner

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    Another Model 10 member here.
    Here's a Model 10-5 4" pencil-barrel, (circa 1966/1967) I picked up a year or so ago. Same make & model I carried as an Army helicopter crewmember.

    Bruce

    S&W Model 10-5
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  10. Oyeboten

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    My daily Carry as of June last -


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    S&W 10-6...was a 4 inch, Square Butt originally, I changed some things.

    It's a sweetie...
     
  11. roaddog28

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    Here is mine. Its a model 10-14 4 inch I bought unfired new on gun broker for $286.00. It has the interlock but I have not had any problems. Surprising the action is very good. Other than my M28-2 and M66-4 I would rate my new M10 is good as any new revolver today.;)

    Regards,
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  12. Mr.Revolverguy

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    I can join this club.

    Here is a before and after picture. This revolver sat in a foam case for 12 years after my grandfather passed away, before I got it. I almost passed out when I opened the case. I just could not bare to look at it this way because of the fond memories I had with my grandfather and this model 10 as a child. I decided to call up S&W and sent it back to them, about 5 weeks later I got it back.

    This is the platform I took my first shots ever with.
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    The Miracle S&W performed (the after) few pieces of lint on the cylinder :)
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  13. BullRunBear

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    I hereby petition for membership with a Model 10-8, 4 inch heavy barrel. One of those overseas duty weapons I picked up at a gunshow a couple of years ago. It led a tough holster life and looks it but the bore is good it and it's tight and more accurate than I am with 158 gr. handloads.

    After reading the posts here, I have to keep an eye open for a pencil barrel model. Haven't handled one but with so many comments about their nice balance I have to try one. (Just don't mention it to my wife!)

    Jeff
     
  14. BullfrogKen

    BullfrogKen Moderator Emeritus

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    Mr.Revolverguy -

    What an awesome job S&W did on your grandfather's Model 10. Unbelieveable.


    What sort of package did you ask be done besides the cosmetics, and do you mind my asking what they charged you to perform the work?
     
  15. Hondo 60

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    It's good to belong to something! :D

    The snubbie pic is from when I bought it off of GB.
    I wish I knew how to take pics like that.
     

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  16. bdb benzino

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    Oyeboten,

    I have been thinking of doing the exact same thing to my 10-8, all but the grip mod but I do like the way it looks. I think that is a perfect revolver for carry, very nice. Who did your mods??
     
  17. Diamondback

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    My 10-5 with elk stags :

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    - regards
     
  18. Dr-Science

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    WOW! Yeah! I agree with BullfrogKen! I wanna know how much that cost! That's amazing! I'd love to know for future reference!
     
  19. conhntr

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    i piked one up; 4" heavy barrel. in pretty good shape except it has ugly uncle mikes rubber grips. where should i look for a nice set of those skinny wood grips?
     
  20. 336A

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    Wow there sure are some great looking M10's here, keep em' coming fellas. I'm glad to see that there is still a big fan base for this Ol' warhorse, and that there are those here that enjoy the M10 as much as I. What do most of you folks feed your pets?

    I currently use 158gr SWC over 4.6gr of Unique for most purposes. However I have some 148gr (they actually avg about 150gr) test loads using Unique from the Speer #13 manual to try out as well. I just purchased some W231 to try about two weeks ago as well, and have some test loads made up with it. I've had no problems with Unique but I kept hearing great things about W231 so I figured why not.
     
  21. Husker_Fan

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    336A, I love W231 in .38 spl.
     
  22. rainbowbob

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  23. conhntr

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    is it round or square its a 10-14 heavy barrel...

    id rather have cheaper than 30... probably wait till i see something at a show; the whole gun was only 200
     
  24. BullfrogKen

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    I've been using AA Number 5 a lot lately.

    5.5 grains works pretty well for me with 158 grain jacketed bullets, both Winchester bulk and Hornady's XTP. I also use the same amount for a full wadcutter that drops at 161 grains from my 30+ year old Lyman mold # 358432.

    When I'm loading up some 125 grain XTP's, I use 6.5 grains of AA Number 5.
     
  25. dbarale

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    4.5gr Unique and 158SWC for plinking, 5.0gr for carry in that one:

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    I sold it, yes I'm an idiot.
     
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