S&W M10 Price Check

Mr. Mosin

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LGS friend of mine has a 4” taper barreled Mdl 10 (unsure of -X, but it’s from ‘64) in good shape… frame screws are slightly buggered and the ejector rod has been shaved; but other than that, it’s in good shape. $350, $400 a fair offer, considering he’ll hold it in layaway as long as needed ?
 
How badly do you want it?
M10’s hold no allure to me. I recently got a Model 15 to add to my collection.
It’s near pristine, but no box.
I gave $405 plus GB fee’s..a 15-3, 1970’s…
 
I wouldn't touch it for anything over $250, not with possible (probable) problems.
You can still find M10's and M&P's at $400 without issues, so I wouldn't touch one with issues unless it were dirt cheap.
 
"frame screws are slightly buggered and the ejector rod has been shaved; but other than that, it’s in good shape"

I do not consider that to be in good shape.

There are plenty of good Model 10s out there that are in 'Good Shape".

I bought this Model 10-5 about 30 years ago for $125. Best price I ever paid for a S&W revolver. Probably shipped around 1964 or so. I have always figured the number over the trigger guard was a police armorer's rack number. Probably turned in a department was changing over to semi-automatics.

Yes, that was 30 years ago, but I see no reason to settle on a Model 10 with buggered up screws and a shaved ejector rod, what ever that means.


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Saw one very recently in what most would call "poor" condition for about $350.
Early '60s vintage.


Would have felt much better about $300 and, dare I say, pretty good about $250.
To me, it is worth $250 for what it is...

[EDIT: $250 for the gun I saw; not the one you did. I would feel just fine about $350 if I personally felt it was in good condition (double-check that rod!).]
 
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To the OP. I would pass on that gun with all the "customizing ". Don't be in a hurry to find a 10, a nicer one will come along for a comparable price (maybe a touch higher)
 
i bought this on at public auction for 300.00 several years ago, i,m happy with it .
 

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I’ve looked it over and I can not discern any of the issues he states… I’m unsure where he conjured up the thoughts; but it appears perfectly serviceable
 
I’ve looked it over and I can not discern any of the issues he states… I’m unsure where he conjured up the thoughts; but it appears perfectly serviceable
I dunno, $350-400 is a good price for a clean M10 hereabouts. I say do it. Even if it has issues down the road, parts and service are available.
What I've found with M10s is that you can always trade into a nicer one later when you find one. I've had dozens and the 3 I have now are the nicest of the bunch.
Light-years ahead of an H&R. 😊
 
I dunno, $350-400 is a good price for a clean M10 hereabouts. I say do it. Even if it has issues down the road, parts and service are available.
What I've found with M10s is that you can always trade into a nicer one later when you find one. I've had dozens and the 3 I have now are the nicest of the bunch.
Light-years ahead of an H&R. 😊
Yep! the 3 I have are perfect example of the Model 10!

-M&P very New in Box
-Cartwright Model 10
-Working Man Model 10

and that’s all I need
 
It's been a LONG time since I saw a Model 10 for less than $400 around here (meaning my LGS...I don't look anywhere else). I bought this one, a semi-ratty five screw 38 M&P from 1954 or so that apparently was an old NYPD gun, a couple of months ago for $450.00. I think that was the tag price. I probably paid about $400 but I didn't bother to write it down. Too high? Maybe, but I haven't seen anything better lately and I didn't have a Model 10/M&P 38. It's got "patina" (a fancy word for wear and rust), and non original grips. There is a Social Security number scratched on the bottom of the stocks, and what I think is an NYPD badge number stamped onto the backstrap. On the other hand, that number might be most anything. It just looks like it's walked a lot of beats in it's time. The trigger is as smooth as glass.

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I took it to the range over the weekend and put 50 rounds of my reloads with a 158 grain round nose bullet through it. They were not my typical "bunny fart" wadcutters, these had some serious POP to them. But the holes in the targets showed up exactly where they were supposed to at 21 feet in a couple of nice close clusters. The old girl might not look as good as she did at one time, but she can still cook.

It's one of my favorite "fondle" guns. I get it out at night, (the snap caps stay in) and listen to it tell its stories.
 
Recommendations on loads for serious social work and beating thru the woods ? I’m familiar with the 158grn +P LSWCHP (the FBI Load), 125grn +P JHP (Treasury Load, I think), and the 148grn full wadcutter, both hard cast and soft- one for social work; the other for range use. Anything I’m missing or might have overlooked ?
 
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