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Old 03-09-2010, 01:45 PM
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I recently purchased a Model 10-5 4" barrel and was wondering when it was made. Serial number is C979xxx. It came to me wearing diamond center target grips, which I don't think are the originals. Thanks for the help.
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Old 03-09-2010, 01:54 PM
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The gun was made in 1967 based on the serial number.
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Old 03-09-2010, 02:24 PM
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Let me be the first to ask to see pictures. I'm a sucker for a model 10.

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Stingray, I will try to post a picture, but I have never done that before, so it might take a bit. It's in ok shape, but it is no beauty queen.
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Here you go Roper. Go to this link and learn to post pictures. Don

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Old 03-09-2010, 02:52 PM
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It's in ok shape, but it is no beauty queen.
There's no such thing as an ugly S&W revolver...

Well maybe those plastic ones.

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Old 03-09-2010, 06:08 PM
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If this works, I will try to coax her sisters out tomorrow for a group shot.

Looks like even I could figure it out. Thanks hawkeye.
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Old 03-09-2010, 07:04 PM
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I also recently (Sat.) purchased a M 10-5 with 4" barrel, nickel. Got at gun show. A 10-5 never before got my attention before. And I'm not a "bling" person. I guess its more of our gun thing. Nickel is 90-95%. Cylinder is tight. Bore is sharp and smooth. Please help with DOB. Ser.no is D549xxx. Thanks to Hawkeye10 for photo help, and to StingrayG4 for encouragement to include photos.
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Old 03-09-2010, 07:06 PM
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Old 03-09-2010, 07:20 PM
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Roper, She looks good to me. Like the grips too. Blackpowder
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Old 03-09-2010, 07:30 PM
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Nice! I have a 6" 10-5, not as nice as that blued one. Mine shows the effects of both careless storage and a knucklehead past owner who had 0 knowledge but an endless will to tinker with it. After some parts replacement it has evolved into a nice shooter, if not a beauty queen.

That nickle piece is nice, if it were mine it would definitely be more "looker" and less of a "shooter". I have a few Smiths that I hardly if ever shoot, I just take them out once in a while and admire them, this would be one of those!
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Looks pretty good to me, Roper. I like the grips on it too.

I'm not a huge fan of pearl grips, but they look really sharp on that bright nickel 10, blackpowder.

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The Model 10-5 I inherited from my dad
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Old 03-09-2010, 10:30 PM
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Here's a quick attempt at a family portrait.

Art, your M10-5 is a beautiful piece. I had been shopping for a 5 or a 6, but I was able to pick up the 4" for $200, so I couldn't resist.
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I found this 10-5 with the old school grips(magnas?) s/n c7605xx, couldn't resist it either...sold another gun and bought it today. the seller thought it was a 1976, but I think earlier perhaps late 60's.

This one has an extra fat trigger and the grip-frame attachment. Lusterous Blue 92-95%, bore, trigger, cylinder all strong...My 3rd snubbie. Just can't find any model 19 .357 snubbies like my old one from 1981?

This just needed a light cleaning and lube. Faint turn ring, nice small leather Hunter holster and 50 rounds...done at $450. I love those model 10's - such a smooth trigger action. I put some really outstanding stag grips on my nickel model 10-7 yesterday.

When it's hot out here I rarely wear my full size glocks (20, 21, 22)anymore. in winter I can conceal them, but in summer I always wear my smaller guns.
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Could you tell me when my revolver was built? Serial D387261
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Old 01-11-2014, 09:02 PM
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When was my revolver built ser. D387261
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S&W catalog shows 1971-1972
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Old 01-11-2014, 10:13 PM
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I found this 10-5 with the old school grips(magnas?) s/n c7605xx . . . the seller thought it was a 1976, but I think earlier perhaps late 60's . . .
Very nice . . . I would estimate mid-1965 based on known ship dates nearby. If ever you decide she needs to find a new home, please let me know.

That "fat trigger" is an aftermarket trigger shoe held in place with two allen set screws. It can be easily removed with the correct (very small) allen wrench.

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Here are my model 10's

10-5 snubbie and 10-7 4"
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If this works, I will try to coax her sisters out tomorrow for a group shot.

Looks like even I could figure it out. Thanks hawkeye.
What a beauty! Congrats!
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i have a detroit police modle #d924068 the police # is 20064 can anyone tell me what year it was made?

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As much as I like D frame Colts, my S&W 10-5 has got to be the sweetest shooting .38 snub I've shot.
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Can you tell me when mine was built D300344?
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Can you tell me when mine was built D300344?
The catalog shows 1969-1970 D90001-D330000.
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I have a model 10-5 with a serial D177xxx
Can I find out the year it was made? Also, where are you finding this info? thanks
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Here's another one, circa 1965, with a story




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I just picked up a model 10-5 from a pawn shop. Fair conditions but I am having trouble dating it. The serial reads D136575. Any help would be appreciated.
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I just picked up a model 10-5 from a pawn shop. Fair conditions but I am having trouble dating it. The serial reads D136575. Any help would be appreciated.
Most likely May - July time frame 1969.

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Can I find out the year it was made? Also, where are you finding this info? thanks
Looks like 1969 or 1970
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A friend asked me what the value of a 1962 10-5 (serial number C8787xx), would be. He said it was NIB and most likely unfired, but the photo shows a pretty visible turn line. Any idea where I can find a reliable value for him?
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i have an old s&w model 10-5 that was my great grandfathers and i am trying to figure out when it might have been made? the serial number starts with D4495/
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Welcome to the forum! As soon as you are able, get in the habit of searching, and if nothing comes up, then ask your question in a new thread. A little trial and error and I came up with early 1973, here:

Conflicting dates on Model 10-5
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