Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

S&W 10 Combat Revolver Project

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Sylvan-Forge, Sep 10, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Sylvan-Forge

    Sylvan-Forge Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2006
    Messages:
    1,224
    Location:
    Fort Myers, Florida
    Picked up the foundation yesterday. A S&W model 10-14, new manufacture.:

    [​IMG]

    Everything looked ok, so I fired 50 rounds of Magtech 148 wadcutter to get a feel for it. The action was stiff, which is to be expected, but I imagine it would still be too heavy for my tastes even after it's worn in.

    Here's what's in store:

    S&W PC Master Revolver Action Package:
    Ordered the Express Service
    -Trigger Stop (going to subtract this)
    -Chamfer Charge Holes
    -Polish Rebound Spring, Hammer Stud and Yoke Barrel Bosses
    -Detail Lockwork Surfaces
    -Stone Hammer and Trigger Contact Areas
    -Test Fire for Function

    3.5 bull barrel, non-stainless (Manufacturer? Revolversmith?)
    Might be cool to integrate a little laser(s) into the barrel .. hmmm ..
    -Recessed crown
    -Slab sided
    -Integral ejector rod shroud
    -Dehorned

    Cylinder & Slide sight installation
    -C&S Extreme Duty fixed rear sight
    -Dovetailed front sight, serrated (Manufacturer?)

    Tooltech Gunsight
    Sight mods
    -Green tritium, white ring front
    -Single yellow tritium dot, black ring rear

    I've a set of S&W service grips on the way from MidwayUSA and a black Tyler T-grip coming from Tyler manufacturing to get things started, though I may add additional grips later.

    Yet to decide on the finish, though it will probably be something weird or tackycool. It is to be a 'combat' revolver of course :p

    I'll post pics and info as they happen, so if you want to follow along for the ride, stay tuned!

    :D



    .
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Shade00

    Shade00 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2008
    Messages:
    715
    Location:
    Ruston, Louisiana & Jackson, Mississippi
    Pretty cool project. Looking forward to how this turns out.
     
  3. Feanaro

    Feanaro Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2003
    Messages:
    2,661
    Location:
    Leeds, AL.
    I almost asked why but I answered my own question: because. I think the model 10 is already as perfectly suitable "combat revolver" as there is but it's your money. Be interesting to see the end results.
     
  4. machinisttx

    machinisttx Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    Messages:
    678
    Location:
    North of Dallas, south of the Red
    Looks like another perfectly good revolver is going to get hacked on. :(
     
  5. 19-3Ben

    19-3Ben Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2006
    Messages:
    5,146
    Location:
    CT
    Well, I wouldn't do it, but hey, it's not like you're taking some historical gun and ruining it. If you did this with a 19-3 I think that might be a hangin' offense. but the fact that this is a current production gun means it's perfectly fair game.

    Go forth and kick into exactly what you want. I'm very interested to see how this turns out!!!
     
  6. crebralfix

    crebralfix member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2004
    Messages:
    1,356
    I'm very interested in this project too. I am working on something similar for my S&W 625.
     
  7. phoglund

    phoglund Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2004
    Messages:
    777
    Location:
    The Bozone
    I will watch this project with interest. Personalizing/Customizing is as American as apple pie. Onward and upward! :D
     
  8. Brian Williams

    Brian Williams Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2002
    Messages:
    9,832
    Location:
    Kampong Cham, Cambodia
    I would drop the C&S rear sight and have the barrel shortened and slabbed and just install the dovetailed front sight. It would be cleaner and less obtrusive.
    Save your money and send it to Mark Hartshorn at Pinnacle High Performance to do all of it in one fell swoop. He can do the Trigger job and the chamfering of charge holes and take care of the barrel chop.


    -Integral ejector rod shroud, This would be very expensive on an aftermarket barrel, Most people who swap barrels don't put a shroud but cut a slot in the barrel and put a ball detent in the crane/yoke interface.
     
  9. Brian Williams

    Brian Williams Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2002
    Messages:
    9,832
    Location:
    Kampong Cham, Cambodia
  10. pfc.pennington

    pfc.pennington Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    Messages:
    48
    Location:
    Shenandoah Valley, VA
    Quote "Yet to decide on the finish, though it will probably be something weird or tackycool. It is to be a 'combat' revolver of course"

    I vote for a duracoat ACU pattern I havent seen that on a revolver before. :D It is a combat revolver.
     
  11. Sylvan-Forge

    Sylvan-Forge Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2006
    Messages:
    1,224
    Location:
    Fort Myers, Florida
    Shade00, thanks! :)

    Feanaro, aye, 'because' :) the exposed ejector-rod bugged me terribly. A relatively easy route to improve 'ruggedness' (I hope).

    machinisttx, I dunno, .. I'd have to say 'ok', rather than 'perfectly good' for this particular example. YMMV of course. :)

    19-3Ben, what with your handle, I can see why you might be protective of the 19-3! It's sad there exists little of the craftsmanship of times past. Thanks for your support!! :)

    crebralfix, thanks! Well wishes on your 625 project! :)

    phoglund, thanks! :D

    Brian Williams, thanks for your input! Fortunately for me such a sight exists. For some reason I run the taller sights much more naturally than the fixed/low profile sights. I already commited and paid the S&W Perf Ctr for the action work and chamfering, though I will certainly consult with Mark @ Pinnacle. In your picture (fine looking iron there!) it looks like you had a ball detent installed in the crane, is this so?

    pfc.pennington, indeed! ACU might not best suit my locale, alas, Duracoat in a (yet undetermined) camo pattern! :D


    .
     
  12. JERRY

    JERRY Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2003
    Messages:
    2,349
    its a locked gun, he can do no harm to it by modifying the crap out of it......

    that is a lot of work and money youre putting in to that gun, hope it serves you well. good luck and post some after photos for us when it gets done.
     
  13. Dallee

    Dallee Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2005
    Messages:
    29
    Location:
    Missouri
    I would have bought it in stainless, slapped on a pair of Ahrend's in whatever style and flavor I wanted, loaded it with GD's , stuck it in a Hoffner's and gone about my business. As a matter of fact, I think I will! ;)
     
  14. Sylvan-Forge

    Sylvan-Forge Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2006
    Messages:
    1,224
    Location:
    Fort Myers, Florida
    JERRY, thanks! I hope it does too.

    Dallee, :D

    .

    Just got the shipping label from S&W. It's all boxed up and ready to fly!

    :D

    .
     
  15. Dallee

    Dallee Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2005
    Messages:
    29
    Location:
    Missouri
    Likewise Sylvan-Forge.:D
     
  16. Rob1035

    Rob1035 Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2005
    Messages:
    1,090
    Location:
    MD, USA
    Cool! I love the M10, and it will be interesting to watch this unfold.
     
  17. JCMAG

    JCMAG Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2008
    Messages:
    287
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    I've also thought about "updating" the model 10. The only thing that I could really bring myself to do is the basics (action, cylinder chamfers, etc.), night sights, and some CT grips.

    I see you're much more ambitious than I am :D
     
  18. NonConformist

    NonConformist member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2008
    Messages:
    310
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    WoW! I may need a custom revolver now! :what:
     
  19. Loomis

    Loomis member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2008
    Messages:
    938
    Just fix the parts that are broken. Get a trigger job. There, problem solved. No point in monkying around with anything else. If the model 10 isn't good enough for you, then buy something else. You're trying to turn the 10 into something it isn't.
     
  20. jaholder1971

    jaholder1971 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2007
    Messages:
    1,302
    Location:
    thehighroad.us
    It's your piece, I just can't see doing all that to a cherry Model 10 when there are scads of trade-in 10's who could benefit from a makeover.
     
  21. Sylvan-Forge

    Sylvan-Forge Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2006
    Messages:
    1,224
    Location:
    Fort Myers, Florida
    Rob1035, I love 'em too, especially the older ones.

    JCMAG, naw, it's just a barrel over what you 'ave :) Good on ya for making it as you want it.

    NonConformist, bean counters need not conform you! Consume! :evil: :D

    Loomis, I figure I'd be doing the same stuff to a more decked out model, so the #s didn't really jive. Plus, I want carbon steel and a .38 cylinder.

    jaholder1971, I did consider going with an older model, but, supporting the local shop (no used stuff) took precedence. Besides, I think when I find the right oldy, it will get the refurb & display box rather than the overmod & holster.

    .

    Here's a rough idea of what I'm going for:
    [​IMG]

    .
     

    Attached Files:

  22. AnaxImperator

    AnaxImperator Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2008
    Messages:
    81
    Screw Duracoat, go for colored Durabak or Rhino-Liner.... it's grippy! [​IMG]

    Just wondering.... if the S&W Pro-shop is doing the bulk or all of the work, wouldn't it be a "full-custom" revolver rather than a "project" revolver.... or am I just splitting semantics? ;)
     
  23. RON in PA

    RON in PA Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2002
    Messages:
    2,032
    Location:
    S.E. PA, USA
    You should have bought a either a model 10 or model 64 with a round butt and a 3 inch barrel and you would have the perfect combat gun to begin with.
     
  24. Mannlicher

    Mannlicher Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    3,430
    Location:
    North Central Florida and Miami Florida
    Sounds like a worthy project.

    I picked up a used Model 65 some years back, and had S&W rebuild it for me. New 3 inch bull barrel, DAO lockwork, bobbed hammer, trigger stop, and a number of other modifications.
    Today, this is one of my main CCW revolvers.

    in this photo, the Model 65 is the one on the right.
    [​IMG]
     
  25. loneviking

    loneviking Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2008
    Messages:
    1,023
    Location:
    Carson City, NV.
    Brian, what is that sight on the front of the SP-101? Trijicon?
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page