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    Should I buy a "C" series Pre-10?

    I know the Pre-10 "C" series isn't a collectible gun YET, but I saw one, 5" barrel, original looking diamond grips, in pretty good shape. I think I can get it for less than $300. Should I go for it?
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    Thumbs up "C" prefix serial number M&P revolver

    Yes.I have a 1948 specimen with a 5 inch barrel.They are well made and are great shooters.

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    What are you waiting for?
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    Sounds like a great price.

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    What are you waiting on?? This 4-inch specimen is a 1950 version, and I wouldn't sell it for under $300.

    "No people in the world ever did achieve their freedom by goody-goody talk and moral suasion: it being immutable law that all revolutions that will succeed must being in blood, whatever may answer afterward."
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    Are you seriously asking a bunch of gunnies that hangout in a S&W forum if you should by another revolver? Of course you should.
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    I knew, of course what the consensus would be. I just needed a push. If I was looking at a Ruger I would go to the Ruger forum, A CZ to the CZ forum etc. I never go where I will find objectivity.
    Anyway I talked to the guy today, he said $275 would be ok. I'll post pics tomorrow or Sunday. Thanks for your support.

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    I picked it up today. The cylinder is numbered to the gun, but it's not recessed. I thought they were all recessed until the '80's? I stopped at my son-in-laws house after and he noticed one of the grips was darker so I checked it out. Tha lighter side is numbered to the gun so I guess at some time the left side was replaced.
    Can someone help me with the year? the serial # is C 1818xx
    thanks




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    Quote Originally Posted by MotownStan View Post
    I picked it up today. The cylinder is numbered to the gun, but it's not recessed. I thought they were all recessed until the '80's? I stopped at my son-in-laws house after and he noticed one of the grips was darker so I checked it out. Tha lighter side is numbered to the gun so I guess at some time the left side was replaced.
    Can someone help me with the year? the serial # is C 1818xx
    thanks





    Looks like 1948-1951

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    Most of the new Smith & Wessons I've purchased were bought in the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s. Some had matching color stocks, some didn't. On some the contrast was so stark that one wondered if they were even manufactured of the same wood. Most, of course, were perfectly matched. I wouldn't worry too much about the contrasting colors. Your handgun was mfg'd somewhere between 1948 and 1951 according to the 3d edition of The Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson. The last number for 1951 was C-223998. You might be able to extrapolate a more precise date, but maybe one of the more experienced collectors can give you a shipping date for one of their M&Ps with a serial number close to yours.
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