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I have a 4", 357mag. model 10-6 with an over stamp of 13-1, ser. no. D7703XX. It appears to have been made in 1975-76 per the 2nd ed. of SCSW. The SCSW also states that the first contract with the New York State Police was in 1972.

My understanding is that the New York State Police did not mark their .357 mag. model 10s.

Does anyone have more information on these 357 mag. model 10s?

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Sorry, no pictures at this time. It is just a standard looking 4" heavy barrel, model 10 except that it is in .357mag.
I would like support for the idea that it was a NYSP gun. It may be simply a factory mis mark. Open to any suggestions.
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Yep, pretty sure it's a NYSP gun, though the experts should be here soon to confirm.
I'm a buyer if you're looking to sell. :)
 

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There is another new one on me. I didnt know they ever chambered a model ten in 357 magnum.Was it a for runner of a model 19 or something?I thought the first K frame in 357 was a model 19.
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I knew about the model 13 which is just a non fancy version of a model 19 like a model 28 is to a 27 and a 58 is to a 57.
I was under the impression the gun he is talking about is a model 10 chambered in 357 magnum not a model 13.I thought the model number was changed to 13 and 19 when they chambered them for 357.Or maybe the model 13 came out before the model 19 dont matter. I thought he said its a model 10 in a 357.Seemed kind of odd to me since a 357 is to long for a 38 and I am by no means a authority but I would think the frame would not accept a 357 cylinder unless it was changed.
 

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Sorry for the confusion. :? What I meant to say was the 10-6 in magnum version was the predesesor to the M13.
 
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Both the model 10 and the model 13 are fixed sight, blued, 'K' frame. My understanding is that the New York State Police liked the model 10 but wanted a .357. S&W made some up for them in 1972. It was well received and led the company to bring out the model 13 which is a model 10 in .357mag with it's own model number. In that sense, the .357mag. model 10s were the prototype or pre-runner of the model 13.

My question is one of identification. I am under the impression that not all of the .357 mag. model 10s went to the NYSP. Does anyone know the Ser. no. ranges of the NYSP contracts? (The guns were not marked as owned by that agency).

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Forum member 29-1 will be here in a little bit, he knows volumes about this gun.
FWIW, according to the SCSW, these M10's were in fact chambered for the 357.
 

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Both model 10-6 357's I've come across, and foolishly passed on, were marked "357 Magnum" on the right side of the barrel.

I can't recall how many were made, but IIRC it was well in excess of 200 units.

One of the 10-6 357's had an overall matt black finish as well. Similar to the S&W PC black revolver finish. Both had 4" heavy barrels.

Hope this helps! Regards 18DAI.
 

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I read where a 10-6 chambered in 357 magnum was made in a prototype for a short run before they designated a model 13 in 1974.
 

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I've read about these, & seen pics, but have never seen one in person.

The K frame .357 is a sweet .357. :ymapplause:
 
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