A lady who knew a friend of mine wanted to get rid of a few guns her late husband had put away that she found without even knowing he had any guns. I bought them. This old Model 10 No Dash was tight with a mint bore. Lots of holster wear though. She said that her husband probably bought it from an old friend of his who was a Chicago Police Officer.
I took the photo and played with the idea of shooting it in a few "off duty" matches in the police league I compete in. But then I figured someone else would be better suited to own it.
I put it on GunBroker and sold it. The new owner said that his FFL tried very hard to talk him out of keeping it. The FFL wanted it really badly. The FFL said, just like you did, that they just aren't seen all that often. This one was really neat. Not mint by any standard, but it sure had character....
Ouch, yeah, OWWW, that's the way it feels when Mrs. Cloud rubs my neck and hits a stress spot; it needs to be uncovered but it hurts, as do these pics! :mrgreen: Thanks, you have cemented what I believe to be my next "have (want) to have gun"!
I'll bet that the 2 1/2" Square Butt Model 19 that RDbill mentioned was the result of a nose job.... we used to do this quite frequently..... I'd take a round butt, 2 1/2" Gun and a 4" Square Butt and switch the barrels and ejector rod assemblies.... the resulting swap left you with a really fine 4" gun that was fairly concealable and easy to handle.... the 2 1/2" Gun was usually surplused.....
Okay Blackcloud, I'm in. I like the lines of this postwar M&P with the fish hook hammer and some barrel taper with the round front sight.
I like the light weight of this model 12 for concealed carry. For some reason I shoot K-frame snubs better than the J-frames - and that extra shot is a plus, even though it doesn't conceal as well as a J-frame.
Excuse the round butt 66 that snuck into the picture. The Mod. 15-3 with the Eagle grips is all folks claim, which is a pretty accurate snub nose.
Very nice pictures folks, thank you! Drew, if your scenario is the case, it seems once again that I'm on the "wrong end of the horse", since I'm after the salvage part of the whole barrel swap deal!!! Although I'll be looking for whatever I can come across, I wouldn't shy away from the adjustable rear sights, even though mentioned will draw raised eyebrows on a snubbie. K-frames have a very smooth action and at least for me, the adjustable sights work really well, so I'd be more than pleased to find something with them, like a Model 15 or even the 19 if the price was right and it had the square butt. I guess though I'd need a round butt to keep it company....wait til the wife finds out! :mrgreen: