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I am fairly new to forums and smith and wesson revolvers. what would a reasonable price be for a S&W 10-6 .38 special Mfg. 1967, excellent condition, nickel finish, 4" heavy barrel. Sorry I don't have a picture at this time.
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Its hard to say without at least seeing some pictures. It also greatly depends on where you live and if it was originally nickle or a has been refinished. I'd throw out a value as you describe $400-500 maybe more maybe less depending on if there is a box with it or has been refinished. Your best bet is to look around on the internet sale forums and see what comparable pistols have sold for.
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Do they have a price on it or is this make an offer deal? You are not offering alot of info. Condition, grips, box, Etc.
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A reasonable price where I shop is likely around $350. Lots of four inch Model 10s available. Might find it priced up to $500 or so in a retail gun shop but anyone looking for one won't have too much trouble finding it for $350-$400 depending on condition. Good luck.

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I recently sold a blued 10-5 1967 unfired, in the box, all tools and paperwork for $550. Model 10's were workhorses and there are a lot of them out there. in my neck of the woods, $300-$350 is the going rate for a 10 with no collector value... im actually in the middle of a deal for one for $200 as I type.
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thanks for the input, it does not have a box , the price is $400. wood grips are very nice looking smooth with a football look on the left grip, if that makes sense, sorry about the description, I said I was very new to S&W
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$300 - $350

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Some model 10-6s came from the factory as .357 magnums. I always stop to look at 10-6s. I missed one once by SECONDS.
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The original stocks/grips should look similar to the ones on my blued 10-6, vintage 1965. If original, the inside of the right grip will be stamped with the serial number.

An original factory nickel gun will have a large N stamped on the flat under the barrel visible when you open the cylinder yoke.

I paid $270 for mine in the picture. A factory nickel carry a premium of about 20% based upon equivalent gun condition.
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The grips sound like smooth Targets with a cut. Do they have a medallion
on them? $400 in a retail situation sounds fair. See if he has any wiggle, $350 OTD. Best
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thanks for the input, it does not have a box , the price is $400. wood grips are very nice looking smooth with a football look on the left grip, if that makes sense, sorry about the description, I said I was very new to S&W
It makes perfect sense to me.
Many call it A football cutout extractor relief.

The type of smooth targets you are describing if really nice would be 100+ on there own.
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Thanks for everyone's advice, I looked and found the N stamp and also a small x , the grips do have a medallion ,I did get a couple of pictures, but not sure if I can post them ,but will give it a try
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Thanks for everyone's advice, I looked and found the N stamp and also a small x , the grips do have a medallion ,I did get a couple of pictures, but not sure if I can post them ,but will give it a try
The N stamp means it's a factory nickel finish and in excellent condition around here it would be a $400 revolver and with box and goodies $500.
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I bought this M10-6 about 10 years ago for $230 + tax. No box no nothing extra. The target stocks cost about $25. I bought them around the same time.


It needed a good cleaning, after which it appeared to be in excellent to like-new condition. I would not take $500 for it as pictured.
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Paid $300 for this excellent condition nickel 10-7 (1979 manufacture) several months ago after negotiation with seller. (No box). He had it marked at $400.
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Four hundred bucks for the gun as you describe it is no great bargain.
It isn't out of line, either.
Actually, it sounds like a fair price for both parties.
If I wanted it, I wouldn't worry about a few bucks. I'd buy it and enjoy it.
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I am repeating myself, but I do believe the Model 10-6 prior to 1968 will have the diamond magna grips as opposed to various other grips mentioned in this thread. There have been some beautiful and valuable grips shown, but the question becomes whether they are correct for the revolver the OP is discussing.

S&W stamped the serial number (without any letters) inside the grip panel up until about 1979. This is a good check for authenticity of the total gun. In other words if the serial number is D908160 then the stamping inside the right grip will be 908160 (made up numbers as an example). It will be across the bottom of the grip panel and upside down with the top of the numbers positioned toward the bottom of the butt. This is not true to all eras of S&W revolvers, but I believe the case for the discussed timeframe of these revolvers (years around 1965 &1966).

Even if the grips do not match due to serial number, it is nice to have them period correct in my personal opinion.
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400 is fair around here. I would scoop it up in a second. Those are very accurate fun guns. That is half the price and twice the gun of a new one. if you like it buy it. Or get a plastic gun for the same price. This is a cylinder of Remington UMC 125g +P hollow points at 7 yards double action. Of course the flier was the last shot while I was thinking "this will be a great group" lol

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Sorry guys I tried to upload the pictures with no luck. I don't think they are the original grips or if they are period correct, if someone could pm me, I could message them the pictures to their phone and maybe they could post for me. As a Vietnam vet I have my limitations
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My first Model 10 and it's a beauty! 10-8 nickel heavy barrel

This link should take you to a post that is over 2 years old. This gun is pretty much flawless with the box, etc. I paid $600 for it which was a little on the high end, but I wanted it. I took a break from S&W buying, so I'm not sure what prices have done in the past year, or so.
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Thanks for the help, the gun felt great in the hand so I am sold, thanks for posting my pictures blackdeuce
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As you suspected the grips appear to be custom grips. They are nice in appearance. The correct period factory diamond magnas are not difficult to find either on eBay, GunBroker or other places. You could most likely get a set for around fifty bucks give or take ten or twenty dependent on condition.

On the other hand, plenty of folks would be OK with the current grips. You could use this as a negotiating point and offer at least a hundred less than the seller's asking price. This is, unless the seller has the originals. If it is mechanically sound, you will be OK at three hundred to three and a half.

One's home location often dictate availability and price. Around here, Model 10's are plentiful and I have bought three in the last year to include the one I posted in the picture. Then there two 10-5's with one in poor condition for $174 and a nice factory nickel for $222.

My 2 cents worth, but others posting in this thread have already offered different view points.

Good luck with it, and let us know how it goes.
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... I don't think they are the original grips or if they are period correct, ...
That's really important to some people, but not so much to others. I am in the second group.


Those smooth footballs look great. If you can shoot accurately with them on, that's all that matters (to me anyways). If you don't take to them, they would sell quickly and allow you to buy "correct" stocks if that matters to you.


I predict you will find it is one great shooting revolver, plenty good for the range or home defense. Its collector value will not be all that high, even if you miraculously find the original stocks, because there were just so many of them made.


So speaking for myself, I wouldn't spend a whole lot of time or money worrying about the stocks. Heck, Pachmeyers are great for shooting...
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As you suspected the grips appear to be custom grips. ...
Who suspected that? S&W used to make smooth target stocks, so I would certainly believe those are factory stocks.


I really doubt that they are the original stocks for that M10-6, however. It's up to Cap144 how much that matters.
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IMO, the grips on the gun that you are considering are much nicer than what would come on most model 10's (like the one's on my gun). As mentioned previously, you could easily pay $100 for a set of grips like those.

If the gun is tight and in good working order, I say go for it.
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If it were me, I'd buy it - I'd try to get it down as close to $300 as possible, but I'd feel good about getting it at $350.
First thing I'd do is pick up set of Pachmayr presentation grips for it (around $25) and sell those pretty smooth targets for a nice crisp Benjamin. They seem a bit fancy for a shooter, IMO.
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I have only seen one Model 10 up close and it was blued. It was about 1.5 years ago. $425 Chicago PD officers duty weapon being sold to close out estate. 1968 10-6 with 6" barrel and a little corrosion. I wanted it for $385 back then. It sold to someone else for the $425. My loss. OH and by the way, make sure it is Stamped N on the frame and some of the parts for Nickel....I believe they did that in various locations on the weapon POST war. Should be stamped under grips near bottom of frame and maybe on cylinder as well, etc.
I know RN meant re-nickeled at the factory.

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Aren't the shown grips S&W smooth presentation grips ? and don't they command a couple hundred bucks or so ?
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Aren't the shown grips S&W smooth presentation grips ? and don't they command a couple hundred bucks or so ?

I see several pair on eBay for $150.
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$400 is a steal for that package as the grips are S&W original Smooth Factory Targets that look in real nice condition.

As others have stated those grips are ~$150 easily.
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