Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > Smith & Wesson Revolvers > S&W Revolvers: 1961 to 1980
Forum Register Expert Commentary Members List


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-05-2012, 10:28 PM
Penmon's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: MD -PA
Posts: 509
Likes: 52
Liked 161 Times in 87 Posts
Default Model 10, 2 inch barrel

I was at my local gun store last night and saw a interesting S&W Model10 a dash 2 I think.
Two things caught my attention and I would like to know if these would warrant more investigation and possible purchase?

S&W Model 10 -2 (I not sure 100% of the variation)
Blued
Two inch barrel
Serial number starting with AEVXXXX
Clean & tight
A conservative 95% condition
Priced at $350.00

Is this pistol unusual? Dose the AEV prefix on the serial number mean anything?

Penmon

Last edited by Penmon; 04-05-2012 at 10:29 PM. Reason: spelling
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-05-2012, 11:13 PM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 997
Likes: 200
Liked 159 Times in 69 Posts
Default

A 2" RB Model 10 is a nice gun to have. That price isn't bad if that is the total with tax and everything
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-05-2012, 11:17 PM
Goony's Avatar
SWCA Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Arizona
Posts: 1,445
Likes: 236
Liked 416 Times in 174 Posts
Default

Probably actually a 10-7, dating to late 1984 or so. Doesn't sound as if there's anything too remarkable about it. I'd hold out for another early gun more like that nickeled one you previously posted about, M&P's just a few years newer than that one (in the lower "C" prefix seral number range) can also be found in the snubnose configuration.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	MP 2in.jpg
Views:	195
Size:	95.4 KB
ID:	71735  
__________________
SWCA #590
"Colligo ergo sum"
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-05-2012, 11:59 PM
Alk8944's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sandy Utah
Posts: 3,849
Likes: 205
Liked 1,087 Times in 587 Posts
Default

As Goony said, with an alpha-numeric SN it has to be at least a 10-7. The only significance to the AEV SN is that the gun was made after the alpha-numeric SNs began during 1980. It is not a prefix, it is the first three characters of the SN.

$350. Very reasonable here. Forged parts, no lock, made before Safety-Hammer bought S&W, the ones they make now are $700 +/-, 4"barrel only, and there aren't ever going to be any more forged part guns made. They certainly won't be cheaper in the future, especially if the incumbent is re-elected this fall!
__________________
Gunsmithing S&W since 1961

Last edited by Alk8944; 04-06-2012 at 12:09 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-06-2012, 10:40 AM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1,430
Likes: 1
Liked 459 Times in 195 Posts
Default

I would make a small wager that if you listed that gun on the for sale forum here at that price it wouldn't last more than a few minutes before it was sold.
__________________
Jim
Many K and N Frames
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #6  
Old 04-06-2012, 11:35 AM
H Richard's Avatar
US Veteran
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: West Central IL
Posts: 10,953
Likes: 2,580
Liked 2,752 Times in 1,507 Posts
Default

That's what I gave for a 4 screw which was listed here while I was on the Guns For Sale section, i only waited about 10 seconds before jumping on it.
__________________
H Richard
SWCA1967
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #7  
Old 04-07-2012, 07:38 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Eastern US
Posts: 215
Likes: 0
Liked 110 Times in 46 Posts
Default

I have a 2" 10-5, which I found at a gun show recently. I paid $275 plus tax.....but I think I got rather lucky on that. $350 doesn't sound bad.

I love the 10-5. It handles so well, fits my hand perfectly and shoots great!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-07-2012, 07:47 AM
pace40's Avatar
SWCA Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: PA.
Posts: 1,848
Likes: 9
Liked 1,238 Times in 251 Posts
Default

Didja buy it yet???????????
__________________
Pace
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-07-2012, 09:27 AM
jimmyj's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: DUNNELLON, FLORIDA USA
Posts: 6,061
Likes: 476
Liked 3,067 Times in 1,138 Posts
Default

BUY IT !!
Post photos.
Why have you NOT left to buy it yet??
Jimmy
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-07-2012, 10:43 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 171
Likes: 246
Liked 26 Times in 17 Posts
Default

I guess I goofed because I passed on a pre-model 10 just like that yesterday for the same price.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 04-07-2012, 10:10 PM
Landpimp's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Puget Sound
Posts: 809
Likes: 0
Liked 17 Times in 9 Posts
Default

that's a good price for a clean 2" I would have paid that and have
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-07-2012, 10:39 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 153
Likes: 6
Liked 37 Times in 22 Posts
Default I bought a very clean 98% +/- about a year ago.

Nickel gun with box and papers. 400$
I am not losing any sleep over that deal. Aside from that I have not seen a model ten two inch for sale anywhere since then. A lot of people like the J frames, but they are to small for me. I will take a K frame any day.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-07-2012, 11:17 PM
Erich's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: High Desert of NM, USA
Posts: 3,866
Likes: 1,336
Liked 1,965 Times in 739 Posts
Send a message via Skype™ to Erich
Default

I would buy a (RB) 2" Model 10 at that price in the time it took me to quick-draw my wallet.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #14  
Old 04-07-2012, 11:33 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 253
Likes: 250
Liked 58 Times in 29 Posts
Default

I picked up a 10-5 nickel for $349 a few weeks ago. I would add it to my gun safe.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 04-08-2012, 01:05 AM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 145
Likes: 24
Liked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Default

I paid $375 for a 99 percent 10-3 2" a couple of years ago and thought I got a good deal. Wonderful revolver.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 04-12-2012, 10:14 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 127
Likes: 54
Liked 37 Times in 28 Posts
Default

I JUST bought a K frame 10-5 (machined ramp front site). Great feel, haven't shot it yet bought it from a former State Trooper/ Family for $75.- with custom Miami holster, speed loader, 340 wadcutters, 100 ball rounds. I don't mean to brag but what a deal hey? Don't hate me please. Pic's soon.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 04-12-2012, 10:26 AM
Stu Honea's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Armuchee,Ga
Posts: 743
Likes: 225
Liked 251 Times in 136 Posts
Default

I'd sure grab it. I paid $400 for my 10-5 snub,and it was pristine.If it had ever been fired,I coudn't tell it.
Of course all my guns are shooters,and this one makes a nice"snagless sally".Installed a dehorned and polished hammer and polished and rounded trigger and kept the originals. Red ramp also installed which helps with peripheral indexing when point shooting.

I had been looking for a Mod10 snub(a nice one)for a long time,so I didn't even try to haggle on the price.Two other people wanted it,but I produced the money first.
__________________
Blessed be the Lord,my Rock
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 04-12-2012, 03:43 PM
Mr Pokeyman's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Penna
Posts: 478
Likes: 414
Liked 290 Times in 139 Posts
Default

Hey Penmon, did you buy that model 10 snubby? I bought one last year from one of the forum members and have yet to shoot it. If you get it and want some company, I'll meet up with you and we'll
try them out.
__________________
Dennis
He's got a gun!
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 04-12-2012, 08:55 PM
chp chp is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 443
Likes: 37
Liked 15 Times in 10 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by H Richard View Post
That's what I gave for a 4 screw which was listed here while I was on the Guns For Sale section, i only waited about 10 seconds before jumping on it.
I love the 2" 10's with the regular [non-heavy] barrels!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
340, k frame, m340, model 10, rrwo, smith & wesson, smith and wesson, snubby, snubnose, trooper

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
S&W Revolvers: 1961 to 1980 Thread, Model 10, 2 inch barrel in Smith & Wesson Revolvers; I was at my local gun store last night and saw a interesting S&W Model10 a dash 2 I think. ...
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Model 29 6 1/2 inch or 8 3/8 inch barrel? SWBigBang S&W Hand Ejectors: 1896 to 1961 27 01-22-2014 02:23 PM
Model 29 four inch vs. six inch barrel. davidenorth S&W Revolvers: 1980 to the Present 33 10-13-2012 07:51 PM
Model 34-1, 6 inch barrel swca1000 S&W Revolvers: 1961 to 1980 7 10-23-2011 10:45 PM
38 DA 3rd model 8 inch barrel ars1 S&W Antiques 6 01-16-2011 12:21 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:15 PM.


S-W Forum, LLC 2000-2015
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)