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New to me Model 10

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by kentucky_smith, Jun 4, 2006.

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  1. kentucky_smith

    kentucky_smith Member

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    New to revolvers and just picked this up. .38 Smith's seem to be looked down upon, but I'm enjoying it anyway.
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    Shot it yesterday behind the house, here's the shooting bench.

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    Can anybody pick out what else is on there? Sorry, it's taken with a camera phone.
     
  2. 1911Tuner

    1911Tuner Moderator Emeritus

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    M-10

    Looked down on? Not by me, brother! I love K-frame Smiths.:cool:

    Lemme see if I can pull up a picture of a 10 that I picked up in a trade not long ago. Manufacture date in mid-1966. The gun is as near new as it can be. Zero endshake and barely a drag ring on the cylinder. Hang on...

    Okay! Click to enlarge.
     

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  3. bakert

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    kentucky_ smith, nice looking model 10. The one I have with the slender barrel maybe looked like tuner's a long time before it came to me, but even with the nicks, dings and worn bluing it's still tight, accurate and has a very smooth double action and trigger pull. Still gets shot a lot and carried concealed at times. I can see what looks like some nice autos in the pic but can't really tell what they are.
    BTW , where in Ky are you? I live outside of Louisville in Lyndon.
     
  4. 1911Tuner

    1911Tuner Moderator Emeritus

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    Bakert...One man's nicks and dings are another man's character marks.
    There just ain't nothin' quite like a slicked-up-by-use K-frame, is there?:cool:
    Harlan County Ky born here...and my ol' man was on hand for the unpleasantness in the 30s that lent it the infamous moniker of Bloody Harlan.
     
  5. michael_aos

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    I put a couple hundred rounds through a friends Model 10 over Memorial Day.

    EXTREMELY fun to shoot.

    He had a little extension around the stocks that filled your hand. Very nice.

    In fact, I was so impressed, I bought myself a Model 67 when we got back to town.

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  6. swampdog

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    I have a model 10-7 with an 1" 7/8 barrel. I shoot this one better than any other snubnose I own. 38 +p are actually pretty pleasant to shoot in this revolver but it is rather heavy for pocket carry. Tight, accurate, with a super slick, well used, double action pull, no one looks down on Smith 38's around here.

    Enjoy your new revolver, it looks like you got a nice one. Mine "likes" 158gr bullets, btw. Remington 158gr +p shoot exactly to POA. Play with yours until you find the right round.
     
  7. kentucky_smith

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    Somewhere between Morehead and Mt. Sterling.

    The rest of them are CZ's.

    I did my senior thesis as an undergrad on the Battle of Evarts and the National Miners' Union.

    Trigger pull on this thing in SA is more like a touch. Double is pretty hard though. Can't hit crap in DA. SA it is VERY accurate.
     
  8. bpisler

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    here's nothing wrong with a 38spl,my 3" 10-7
    shoots 158gr LSWCHP +P's just fine.
     
  9. Huskerz85

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    God bless the K-Frame. :D I've got a K-38 Combat Masterpiece (1955 vintage--shooting 125gr. Winchester JHP's) and boy do I love it. Nothing can pull me away from those .38's right now :cool:

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  10. Stephen A. Camp

    Stephen A. Camp Moderator In Memoriam

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    Hello and kudos on your M10. I'm sad to say that I've owned more than a few over the years, but currently only own two. One is an older 2" SB while the other is a newer 4" RB, but without the lock.

    The Model 10 remains a solid work horse and a revolver I enjoy shooting immensely.

    Best.
     
  11. MCgunner

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    Haven't fired my M10 in a while. Seems to be a lot of M10 lovers on this board. :D I used to shoot it in matches and beat up on all the revolver class shooters over at a gun club about 40 miles from here. They held money pistol matches about every three months. I went though half dozen 38/357 wheel guns to find one as accurate. It was one of the pencil barrel guns and I stuck a heavy barrel on it. It's doesn't seem to be desirable to purists, but it sure shoots better! I inherited this gun from my Grandpa so it'll never get sold.

    I still wanna find a K frame round butt snub, don't really care the caliber. I'd like stainless, but not a qualifier. It's good to have a desire if only for it gives you something to look for at gun shows.:D All the good used K frames on the market makes shopping fun.
     
  12. Deanimator

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    I've never owned a Model 10, but I used to own a 5" .38-200 Aussie(?) surplus M&P/Victory Model. VERY slick gun. If it had been a .38 Special, I'd probably still have it.

    I currently own a Model 14 K-38. I use it in my club's DA revolver league which just finished.

    I'm casually looking for a 3" Model 13.

    Darned if the last five guns I bought weren't S&W revolvers!
     
  13. Diamondback

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    Like Swampdog I have a snub model 10-7. Although she has a few character marks she shoots straight ( also with 158gr. ammo ) and is just as slick as the day I got her !.......however I must admit to carrying my Colt Detective Special more than the model 10.

    -Regards

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  14. Essex County

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    Gee, I thought I was the only one still in love with the K-frame. I've sold/owened/traded a bunch over the years. Tomorrow I'll pick up a lnib early 4" Mogel 67 I looked at Saturday. I carried a blued Combat Masterpiece in the Air Force. ( it's been a while ). I'm still looking for the right Square But Model 10. I'll find one sooner or later. Best to all.....Essex
     
  15. cookekdjr

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    The model 10 is one of the best revolvers in history.
    I miss my 64 (stainless model 10).
    -David
     
  16. Shear_stress

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    The only person who looks down on the M10 is the person who hasn't shot one. The K-frame Smith and Wesson is the pistol-shooters best friend, and just the thing for converting dyed-in-the-wool semi-auto people. May you get years of enjoyment out of yours.
     
  17. P-35/53

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    My second gun was a K frame Model 10 , that was in 1975 now I have two Model 10's in four inch and one in 6 inch. Still looking for a 2 and a 3 inch barrel. I caried a Model 10 till my department went to 357 and I bought a Model 13.
     
  18. Paperpunchr

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    Gunshop find...Model 10-8

    I picked up an ugly looking M10-8 with 4" heavy barrel...too much time in the leather had worn the bluing off in patches and stripes, but after a re-blue and a Hogue monogrip it looks as good as it shoots. It was carried a lot but not shot much by someone. Single and double action are both smooth as a baby's bottom, and it's going to be hard for me to give it up to my Dad as a Father's Day present for home defense!
    Doug in Colorado
     
  19. XavierBreath

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    The Model 10 is the quintessential double action revolver. Anyone who looks down on it really doesn't know his seat from a hole in the ground. Enjoy your Smith & Wesson. It's one of the finest handguns ever made.

    FWIW, I own three Model 10s, but if you count the M&P's there are eight of 'em in my accumulation. I'll buy more at the right price too!

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  20. joneb

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    My model 10-5 told a few to many fibbs , and now look at it :eek:
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  21. ezypikns

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    My Old 10-8 4"

    The sweetest firearm I own. Not much bluing but tons of character, deadly accurate, and a trigger you can't get anymore.
     
  22. Cocked & Locked

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    Model 10?

    Did someone say Model 10? :uhoh:

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  23. The_Antibubba

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    speaking of "New to me Model 10s---M&P

    I recently got one, too. It has seen a few adventures, I'd guess.

    The wood grips look original, they're certainly worn enough.

    On the right side, below the cylinder, is:

    MADE IN U.S.A.
    MARCAS REGISTRADAS
    SMITH & WESSON
    SPRINGFIELD, MASS.

    It has an oval lanyard ring on the butt, and the serial no. is C547XXX.

    Anyone care to take a guess on this?

    It works flawlessly-the double-action pull is a dream.
     
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