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Picked up my Model 10 today

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by TwoWheelFiend, Feb 8, 2013.

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  1. TwoWheelFiend

    TwoWheelFiend Member

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    Left work early to hit the LGS and pick up my Model 10. Put money down on it last weekend while shopping for a J-frame. Saw it and fell in love. Its a 10-5, in extraordinary shape. Beautiful bluing, no rust, tight action. Gonna try to get a date on it from the Smith sticky thread and I cant wait to shoot it tomorrow :)
     

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  2. MagnunJoe

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    Now that is an American classic. Congrats.
     
  3. capcyclone

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    Congratulations - looks to be in great shape. Be sure to give us a full report on it after you've taken her for a spin.
     
  4. bannockburn

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    Nice find! For so many years that was S&W's bread and butter gun. Let us know how it does at the range and how your hunt for a J frame goes.
     
  5. plateshooter

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    I own a lot of revolvers. My favorite shooter is my Model 10.

    With the load it likes, (158 gr cast lead with 3.8gr Red Dot, from the Alliant manual +P load) it shoots exactly to point of aim at 30'.

    My biggest problem is when I take it to the local action shoots, people keep trying to buy it and they don't let up with the pestering. I tell them $600.00 but I may have to raise the price because I never plan on selling it.

    I can always make more money, but I doubt I could replace MY Model 10.
     
  6. PabloJ

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    Congratulations. Looks like wonderful find and in top shape too.
     
  7. TwoWheelFiend

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    Thanks guys. Found out this morning it's a 1973 :)
     
  8. KTXdm9

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    Congrats! It looks to be in really good shape.
     
  9. BCRider

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    The first revolver I ever shot was a 4" Model 10. It had me converted from seeing revolvers as lumpy looking odd shaped bits of metal over to being a total convert half way through the second cylinder of shots.

    I'm sure you and your own great looking model 10 will be BFF's in no time at all.
     
  10. shafter

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    Nice gun! I love mine.
     
  11. HKGuns

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    Real nice model 10 there......
     
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    Enjoy shooting that nice revolver. Congratulations! :)

    Ron
     
  13. ArchAngelCD

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    I have an early Post WWII M&P and it's a sweat shooting revolver! I'm sure you will love shooting that M10 and I can totally understand why you fell in love with it.

    BTW, did you find that J frame you were looking for? I found a nice Chief's special a few years back to go with my M&P. They are a match made in heaven even though the Chief's Special is much younger. M&P=1948, M36=1975)

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  14. TwoWheelFiend

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    The j frame is next. Lookin for a newish 642. Or anything with a hammer shroud. Basically honna use it as a BUG or for pocket carry once and a while.
     
  15. Pointshoot

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    TwoWheelFiend - Congrats on your new M10 ! Enjoy that fine gun.

    Nice looking revolver and great photo you took.


    (P.S. Some of you guys are real photographers. Mine often turn out unfocused
    or with something strange in the pic that I didnt notice when I took it. Thankfully we have digital cameras now so I can take multiple pics and choose the best one.)
     
  16. skoro

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    I predict much satisfaction. :)
     
  17. Hanshi

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    I carried an S&W M10 for years as a cop and owned a personal M10 as well. I later traded :)banghead:) it off and have regretted it since. I do like the skinny barrel version.

    I did buy a heavy barrel M10 40 years ago and still have it. It will never be for sale.
     
  18. CajunBass

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    I like this one, an old M&P from 1955 that I bought it twice. I sold it, then found it again a few months later on the shelf at the LGS and bought it again. Sort of like a lost dog finding it's way back home. :D Yea, I lost some money on the deal, but not much more than a pawn fee would have been. I'm keeping it this time.

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    I guess there isn't much need to say it's a sweet shooter.
     
  19. dbb1776

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    I also have a 1948 mp. My favorite handgun for reloading shooting. I shoot it better than any other pistol I own. 150 OTD about 4 yrs ago.
    Congrats!
     
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