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My new old M&P

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Gunsnrovers, Jan 3, 2003.

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  1. Gunsnrovers

    Gunsnrovers Member

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    Just wanted to share a picture of my little friend. :D
    MP.jpg
    It's a circa 1946~1948 M&P that's in NIB condition.

    Going to go to the range on Monday and see how it goes.

    I think it will be very very handy with Federal 124gr Nyclads.

    Jeff
     
  2. Gewehr98

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    Sure is a cute little thing!

    Did the M&P come originally with such a short barrel? Mine all have the standard 5" barrel, that's why I'm asking.

    Sam, what's your take on it?
     
  3. Old Fuff

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    Over the years Smith & Wesson's 1905 Hand Ejector / Military & Police ahs been offered in barrel lengths of 2", 3", 4" 5", 6" and 6 1/2 inches - although not all of those lengths were offered at the same time. Those with 2 inch barrels were relatively rare during the late 1940's and are prized as collectors items.

    The fixed sights were usually regulated for the standard 158 grain lead round-nose police load that was "standard" during most of its production.
     
  4. Mike Irwin

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    The earliest 2" M&Ps appear to have been offered starting with the Model of 1905 4th change, which was introduced in 1915.

    I suspect, however, that the 2" models weren't commonly offered until after WW II.

    The earliest 2" M&P I've seen would probably date from the late 1920s to early 1930s.
     
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  5. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    Really cute little gem! Around 1971-72, I had a Smith
    and Wesson model 15 with a 2" barrel and adjustable
    sight's. Kind'a liked it cause it always had that big city
    "detective look" to it. I purchased it NIB for $97.50, out
    the door!

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
  6. Mike Irwin

    Mike Irwin Member

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    I wish you handn't posted that picture...

    I'm now thinking that I need a 2" Model 10 or Model 12...

    Sigh.
     
  7. Detachment Charlie

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    Nice picture of my gun! Mine is a late 70's Mod. 10, 2" w/ Tyler Grip. Using 158 gr. ammo, it's dead on. And, it's as reliable as a brick, but MUCh more effective. Great choice, IMHO. Shoot well and enjoy.:D
     
  8. FPrice

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    Gunsnrovers...

    Nice pic! My dealer had this beauty several years back and I grabbed it up. Not in as good condition as yours but is has some special meaning. It was shipped in Aug 1949, the month before I was born.
     

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    Its funny I was just at the range today shooting that same exact S&W Model 10 Snubbie my friend had just received at New Year Eve from his girlfriend as a gift it was her fathers .It shot great,nice action and a pinned barrel.:D
     
  10. Jason Demond

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    Very nice!

    I think I am coming down with a case of the wants.:uhoh:
     
  11. firestar

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    I saw a 2" model 12 at the gunshow today with the standard grips and it felt great in my hand! I almost allways need something to fill the area behind the trigger gaurd but this gun felt good without it.

    I would have been tempted to get it but the price was a little steep for the condition. He wanted $230.00 for it but it was in about NRA very good. I have seen bettter ones online for less.
     
  12. hansolo

    hansolo Member In Memoriam

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    S&W MP .38, circa 1956

    I have a 4" tapered barrel .38 Special that was carried by an LAPD officer. The blueing is pretty close to "like new" and it is a pleasure to shoot.

    I'll never sell/trade this piece of Americana!:D
     
  13. Mike Irwin

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    Firestar,

    The biggest problem with the Model 12s is that the grip frame is slightly thinner than the standard K-frames, meaning that getting a good fit with grips can be a real problem.
     
  14. xring

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    My mdl. 10 is just a youngster. Made in '69.

    r
     
  15. ruger357

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    That's one good looking snub.
     
  16. Thirties

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    mod. 10-5

    since we're showing off our SWs, here's my model 10-5 from '69 or '70, 4" blue.
     

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  17. Kframe

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    Here's my Model of 1905, 4th change from c.1915.
    The second picture shows the great wood and excellent fit.
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    :) -Kframe
    (BTW, sometimes photoisland links don't work the first time the page loads, and the pic will "X" out, but if you right-click and "Show Picture" it usually goes.)
     
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