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  1. Model 10 - looking for experienced insight

    S&W Revolvers 1945 to Present
    Hi, I've just gotten into the gun world and trained today, and bought my first home defense piece. I loved the classic look of the Model 10 and the deep history it has. I was interested in any basic info an experienced person could provide about the gun. SN: CZL4XXX 10-14 on the inside of...
  2. Need Help Dating of .38 Special Smith And Wesson Revolver

    S&W Revolvers 1857 to 1945
    Hello everyone, I have recently found a Smith and Wesson .38 special during a house cleanout and I was hoping to get any information on it. On the butt of the gun, it has serial number #499481, this number is also on the cylinder, and below the barrel. There is another number on what I think is...
  3. Pre-model 10 restoration and identification help

    S&W Revolvers 1857 to 1945
    Hello, I am restoring what I believe is a pre-war era Model 10 that I inherited from my father, who bought it online a few years ago. I would like to ask 2 questions: 1) What year was it made? 2) How do I fix the spring-loaded pin in the side plate that is sticking? Serial number 4700XX I...
  4. need help with info on 38sp

    S&W Revolvers 1945 to Present
    Hello. I have a 4", double action S&W, blued, revolver. I believe it is a model 10?? Serial number is on the bottom of the grip. It is 846xxx (no letters or dashes). It has a half moon front sight and a channel rear sight. When you swing out the cylinder, it has the number 1000 stamped...
  5. S&W Model 10 Barrel Cut Down?

    S&W Revolvers 1945 to Present
    I have acquired a S&W Model 10 that i believe was a british air force side arm. Just looking for some more information based on the expertise of you guys on this site. I was informed that it appears the barrel has been cut down, since the ejector rod looks to be that of a 5 1/2 inch barrel and...
  6. can anyone help me id this and date it

    S&W Revolvers 1945 to Present
    New to forum, hoping to figure this out. I just came into possession of what I think is a model 10. I'd really appreciate if someone can confirm this and hopefully give me an idea of manufacture date. 2 in barrel, six shot, round grip, 38 special, serial is S 839xxx.
  7. Model 10 Questions

    S&W Revolvers 1945 to Present
    I'm new to vintage revolvers -- can I please ask for your help and expertise? Having grown up with polymer wonders, this is a different universe for me. But I must say, I am finding myself more and more attracted to vintage pieces. After having looked around, I have concluded I want to start...
  8. i need help identifing this old s&w my great grand dad left to me

    S&W Revolvers 1857 to 1945
    the last pattn date is 1903 july to be exact it has a rounded butt on it black plastic grips with the diamond and is in .38 s&w but i have the original holster for it and just want to know what i have its a 4 inch gun with the moon sight there is a S marking on the barrel and the serial num is...
  9. Nickel Model 10 with Gold leaf... why?

    S&W Revolvers 1945 to Present
    first post... I have a Nickel Model 10-6 square butt heavy barrel... SN C7515XX. It is just a shooter... but it has additional numbers on the frame below the cylinder 553 26290 and someone had put gold leaf on the hammer, trigger and cylinder release. I have done a bit of searching , but have...
  10. Model 10-5 firing pin

    S&W Revolvers 1945 to Present
    Hi - new to this forum and was hoping someone might have an answer.. I picked up a near mint Model 10-5 from an auction, and I noticed that the firing pin has play/movement in it - I mean i can easily wiggle it a bit with my finger. Is this normal or a cause for concern.. I read some on this...
  11. Model 10 .38 w/mother of peal grips

    S&W Revolvers 1945 to Present
    I have a Model 10 .38 special pistol that was my grandfathers. I would like to know when the gun was made as well as if the grips are factory as well as an aproximate value if anyone knows.
  12. Just Inherited Model 10 Snub-Nose

    S&W Revolvers 1945 to Present
    I am a complete novice to handguns and just inherited a Model 10 snob-nose revolver (2" barrel) from my grandfather. He purchased the gun in 1967, took it to the range once, cleaned it, put it in a closet and never touched it again. I've attached 2 pics I took of the gun. I'm considering...
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