Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by 1KPerDay, Feb 14, 2014.
Been a while since I have posted this one. 357 Magnum Model 10.
Can I join the club??
Love those grips 1KPerDay.
Found a 2 inch 64-3 for sale. But the shop wants $499!!!
Kind of steep for a snub (and yep, I have one of them already but still.)
I recently picked up a pre-model 10 myself. I am told it was made between 1936 and 1939.
Shoots great! I have a soft spot for old revolvers, tis true!
first time uploading as pic, so hope it works okay...
With some education, now I can play!
Both lettered. Love me some long actions! They live with a 2" 10-5 and a pencil barrel 4" 10-5 with a custom action job. I think I'm sold on the M&P.
For a long time I wouldn't even look at S&W polymer pistolas because I was so miffed they used the "M&P" designation (I'm old and cranky). Real M&P's look like this:
I did finally get over myself and realize that time marches on, though. The new M&P's are good too:
What a gorgeous Smith and an especially gorgeous grip! Where did you get that?
A 10-5 Round Butt
and a 10-5 Square Butt (I need to take some pictures of it with the wood stocks it now wears. This is my favorite snubby - the nickel plating shined up pretty well with some Mother's Mag Polish
Very nice pictures all. As I get older my appreciation for the classic revolvers increases.
I bought a Chattanooga P.D. trade in when they went to automatic pistols in the early 80's. It had seen very little use & had fake plastic stag grips on it . Which I replaced right away, a 4"thin barrel. It shot to POA! I still have it & love to shoot it!
My current EDC revolver:
Model 10-5, converted to DAO before I got it. I bobbed he hammer, cleaned it up and cold blued the worst areas on it. Now it's just a simple all business revolver loaded with the classic FBI load.
Not as pretty as others on here, but she's a darn good shooter. 10-10 Victorian Police Trade In.
I only own one Model 10. This 10-5 was made in 1968. I have always assumed it was a police gun because of the hand stamped #54 on the frame. Looks to me like an armorer's inventory stamp. Best value I ever got on a Smith, $125 out the door about 20 years ago.
Even though I only have the one Model 10, I have lots of M&Ps. The four inch M&P at the top of this photo shipped in April of 1938. Probably not the original grips.
This one shipped in February of 1934.
These days I don't pick up a K frame unless it is something unusual to add to my collection. I had been looking for a round butt, 4 inch 38 for some time when I came across this nice old M&P with the original hard rubber grips in beautiful condition. June of 1939.
Two inch snubby. March 1950.
M&P Target Model. February 1917.
M&P Target Model. April 1917.
I too think it is a travesty that S&W is calling those semi-autos they make today M&Ps. But I have not been very enthusiastic about anything Smith has made for quite a while now anyway.
By the way, even though I love the old five screws, I have to admit the modern short throw hammer is a superior design. If my hands are sweaty, it is fairly easy for my thumb to slip off the old long throw hammer spur when cocking single action. No way that is going to happen with the deep knurling and the trough between the hammer spur and hammer body of the modern design.
Oh my....such beautiful revolvers!
I picked up a 10-5 with the four inch standard barrel about 3 years ago. I either paid too much or bought too early...$320....whatever. But, the blue had a dark, rich sheen, the stampings were sharp and it appeared to have been stuffed away in a sock drawer for years. And maybe forgotten. I was told it was part of a consignment of firearms brought to the store by a woman whose husband had passed.
It is, as you all already know, a sweet shooter with a gloriously smooth DA pull! There is awesome soul in these wonderful revolvers, as much art as engineering. The epitome of both form and function.
I enjoy my plastic wonder nines, but nothing is quite as pleasing on so many levels as shooting that grand old 38.
Here is mine. Nice little revolver.
I've got a few 4" Model 10s. Second-best shooting cenerfire handguns that I have (best is a 6" Model 19).
This is the oldest of the bunch, a "no dash" Model 10:
The backstrap shows the kind of wear from somebody resting his hand on it while it was holstered.
Beautiful revolvers guys! I have a Model 10 and an old 5 screw M&P snub. Fun and far more accurate mechanically than I am.
My first carry gun was an 1953 M&P .38 snubby.
My first S&W
Was a model 12, 2 inch round butt. Purchased in 1966 and she is a beauty.
I think 10's have to be a part of any shooters collection.
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