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As your 4th picture shows, you have a model 10-5. Value varies by region, but roughly $400 to $450
Any idea of the year it was made? I haven't found anything about that. Just know he had it for quite awhile as well as some other items he left for me. It has more sentimental value to me more then anything else. Just curious as to more information about it and thank you for the information.
 

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Hard to tell the condition because of the lighting in the pix reflecting so much. My good wife paid $600 for the C-prefix one she bought as a present for me. It was close to factory perfect, but not quite. Sadly, it has a micro-tiny spot of rust on the side plate. In normal times, a really nice D-prefix Model 10-5 w/o box should go for $500, give or take. In these crazy times, who knows? :)
 

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Welcome to the forums from the Wiregrass! First of all, let me pass along my condolences on your loss. Your grandfather had good discernment with respect to handguns. I agree with the value range others have posted. Your inheritance seems to be on the high end of condition so would likely sell in the higher values posted. The Model 10 and its ancestors have a storied history. Known for many years as the .38 Military & Police revolver and extensively used by police and military, S&W has sold around 7 million of these exceptional handguns since it was introduced in 1899. It has only been called the Model 10 since 1957 when S&W implemented model numbers to replace model names. By all means, you should buy some .38 Special ammo and take that baby to the range to enjoy one of the finest handguns ever made.
 

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You've come to the right place. Welcome to the forum. That's a nice model 19 .38 special revolver in what is likely very good shape. You'll get better photos taking them in shaded natural sunlight. It would help us judge the finish.

I hope you'll retain this revolver in your family. It's a wonderful heirloom.
 
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Welcome to the forums from the Wiregrass! First of all, let me pass along my condolences on your loss. Your grandfather had good discernment with respect to handguns. I agree with the value range others have posted. Your inheritance seems to be on the high end of condition so would likely sell in the higher values posted. The Model 10 and its ancestors have a storied history. Known for many years as the .38 Military & Police revolver and extensively used by police and military, S&W has sold around 7 million of these exceptional handguns since it was introduced in 1899. It has only been called the Model 10 since 1957 when S&W implemented model numbers to replace model names. By all means, you should buy some .38 Special ammo and take that baby to the range to enjoy one of the finest handguns ever made.
Wow that's some amazing History and information. Thank you very much. My Grandfather, was in the Military in his youthful years. I'm not sure if he received this while in Service though, or not. I'm pretty sure he may have purchased it after that considering when it was made. I would ask my Grandmother, or my Father but they both passed years ago. Sadly, I'm the only remaining member of my Fathers side at this time. Being from the Military myself I have a great appreciation for firearms and History. Thank you again for this amazing information and History and I do look forward to taking it to the range and seeing what a small piece of History and my Family brings me.
 

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Wow that's some amazing History and information. Thank you very much. My Grandfather, was in the Military in his youthful years. I'm not sure if he received this while in Service though, or not. I'm pretty sure he may have purchased it after that considering when it was made. I would ask my Grandmother, or my Father but they both passed years ago. Sadly, I'm the only remaining member of my Fathers side at this time. Being from the Military myself I have a great appreciation for firearms and History. Thank you again for this amazing information and History and I do look forward to taking it to the range and seeing what a small piece of History and my Family brings me.
I would bet he was not issued that revolver. The government likes to get its guns back after a persons enlistment is up
 

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You've come to the right place. Welcome to the forum. That's a nice model 19 .38 special revolver in what is likely very good shape. You'll get better photos taking them in shaded natural sunlight. It would help us judge the finish.

I hope you'll retain this revolver in your family. It's a wonderful heirloom.
I will try and post some better photos, when it isn't overcast, snowing, or raining here so the finish may be seen better.

Most definitely keeping this and the other items I received to myself. May even pass them onto my son when he gets more of age and has a better appreciation for things like this.
 

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Hey D,

Welcome to S&W!
Way to go! Pics of a great Family Heirloom...right out the gate!!

Enjoy that fine revolver.

Later, Mark
 
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