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Old 08-26-2013, 03:13 PM
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Default Model 10-8, Nickel

I stopped by my local pawn shop today and after exchanging plesantries with owner, he handed me K frame to inspect. It is a Model 10-8 with a nickel finish in better than 94% condition with the original grips.

This one wears a pinned, heavy barrel and has a serial number of 3D99XXX. I belive that is was produced between 78-79. It came with a old Hunter holster, in very good condition as well.

I traded him three pictures of Ben Franklin for the quoted "out the door price" and I am still smiling! A nickel finish is not my first choice but, I will get over that "flaw".
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Officer, officer, stop that man! He stole that beautiful Model 10-8!
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After acquiring this revolver, I suddenly have an urge for barbecue ribs and a side order of stag grips!

Is that normal?
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You did well!!
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I have a nickel 10-8 a friend gave me when he was at the end of his shooting days. About in the same condition as yours. t has the smoothest action of all of my S&W wheelguns.
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I had time to perform a more through clean up on the 10-8 last night. When I pulled the grip panels off, I was pleased to discover that they were numbered to the revolver.

Although I have shot my K frames and many others, I can't wait to see what this one is capable of on a B1 target!
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Great looking gun with really nice PC stocks. And a good price to boot.
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Nice find and I bet you are proud of that gun. Good picture.

Do you print your own pictures of Ben Franklin?
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I'm envious, +1 on the above.
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