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Old 01-15-2012, 02:33 AM
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Default Help to date model 10-5 snub nose 38

Could anyone help me to date my S&W .38 special snub nose?
It is Mod 10-5 and serial number is D624610. Just curious of its year. Looked through the forum and I think it may be 1968, but I could be mis-reading something. Thanks in advance for any help.
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Welcome to the Forum.

SCSW-3 says D510001-D659901 shipped during the 1973-1974 time frame. Your's was likely a '74 ship date.

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I picked this up at a show this weekend. It came with the fancy K frame Rosewood grips, which I promptly removed for one of my other, longer barreled guns.

The serial # is 2D595XX. It is Nickel even though the pics don't show it very well. I have never seen a M10 with a serial like this. I have a blue, 4" if not mistaken, M10-5 with C prefix serial #.

I too am curious about this one. The older guy at the show said he never shot it but I hear that all the time. Anyone have any thoughts on this old boy?
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Candyman, Standard Catalog of S&W shows that serial numbers:
2D00001-2D80000 were shipped in 1977. Good lucking M10.
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Model 10s were assigned "C" serial numbers from 1948-1967. They then went to "D" from 1968-1977. From 1977 until the start of 3-alpha, S&W used "2D" through "30D" prefixes.

Your 2D595XX was shipped in 1977.
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Great looking buy
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Thank you very much for the help, here is a pic ... bad photo from a cell phone the light reflecting makes color look faded, but is not. Wood handles are hard to see in pic.

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Model 10s were assigned "C" serial numbers from 1948-1967. They then went to "D" from 1968-1977. From 1977 until the start of 3-alpha, S&W used "2D" through "30D" prefixes.

Your 2D595XX was shipped in 1977.
I have a model 10 with 4" heavy bbl, serial # D486472. Could you tell me the approximate year it was made or shipped? It also has "NPD 567" engraved on the left side of the frame that I assume identifies it as a former police dept gun.
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Thank you very much for the help, here is a pic ... bad photo from a cell phone the light reflecting makes color look faded, but is not. Wood handles are hard to see in pic.

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Nice acquisition. Very appropriate for concealed carry or nightstand.

And if the grips are not to your liking, K-Frame, Square butt grips are easy to come by and many varieties are available.
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everybody oughta have a k-frame snub

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That's a nice one and not likely to be your last!
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First post. Glad to have found this site! Forgive me please if I'm in the wrong forum. I have my late father's 38 special. The number on the base of the grip is # 284022. On the side of the barrel is says 38 S&W SPECIAL CTG. Underneath the barrel is # 35120. What do I have here?
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