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Good afternoon all. I came across an unusual Model 10 about a year ago, and am searching for some answers. Smith and Wesson checked by serial number and could only tell me the gun was manufactured in 1985 and shipped as a .38 Special. That's fine, except this revolver is not a .38.....nor is it a 4 inch .38 manufactured for the California Dept. of Corrections. This gun is a Model 10-10 but it has a 3 inch, .357 magnum barrel. The cylinder is a .357 cylinder. It is marked CDC. Any ideas?
 

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Just a guess, but maybe a barrel swap and chamber ream for someone who wanted to run .357s ? Except for the number on the yoke, it's a model 13.

Or conversely a Mod 13 with a mislabeled yoke.

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Robray, that old gun probably ain't worth $100. BUT, if it was mine I'd get a letter on it before I let it go. I like it.
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CDC = California Department of Corrections maybe? Or maybe Colorado Department of Corrections?
Like Delecrossv says, modified with a barrel & cylinder swap or mis-stamped frame - i.e. a M13 built on a frame stamped for an M10
FWIW I have this 13-1 built on an over-stamped frame (originally stamped 10-6 then re-stamped 13-1)
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Armory Re-manufactured . Sent back to Smith Wesson and redone. Took model 10s and made model 13s Dot Matrix stamp over the original stamp is a factory mark. California Department of Corrections
 
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