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Old 02-19-2017, 06:53 AM
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Not as pretty as my models 19 or 67. Not as powerful as my
model 29. Not as small & light as my 642. But ever since 1899,
as the M&P and later as model 10, it has been the workhorse
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Boise's finest carried it back in the 60s and 70s. Jim Cirillo
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Old 02-19-2017, 08:26 AM
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I agree with everything that you said...except that your 10-6 isn't as pretty as a 19 or 67. It is easily as pretty so, I must respectfully disagree. The classic smooth lines of a heavy barrel model 10 are the essence of S&W design because of it's simplicity rather than in spite if it. Of course, this is my opinion and we all know what is said about opinions.

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While I've never cared much for the heavy barrel Model 10's, I do like the classic standard barrel guns. I've got two now...have owned several others at various times.

This one, a "no dash" from 1960 shows some abuse, or neglect.





Whereas this one, a 10-5 looks barely used.





There was a time, when I was young and under the spell of Jeff Cooper and the IPSC crowd that I looked down my nose at the Model 10. It was "quaint and old fashioned." Now that I'm "quaint and old fashioned" myself, I'm glad I discovered them.
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I agree with everything that you said...except that your 10-6 isn't as pretty as a 19 or 67. It is easily as pretty so, I must respectfully disagree. The classic smooth lines of a heavy barrel model 10 are the essence of S&W design because of it's simplicity rather than in spite if it. Of course, this is my opinion and we all know what is said about opinions.
Perhaps I mis-spoke (or mis-wrote). The model 10 is, as you
say, beautiful in it's simplicity. Reminds me of the old song
"I overlooked an orchid while searching for a rose".

Over on Firearms & Knives - Other Brands there is a thread
titled "The best all around do everything pistol". Guess what
got my vote. The model 10.
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Old 02-19-2017, 10:56 AM
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... But ever since 1899,
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Well, up to the 1980s or '90s, when the bottom feeders took over.
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I'm easing into the Model 10's and enjoying every minute of it.

First was the 1983 Model 10-7
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Then a homeless 1981 Model 10-8 called to me
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Years passed and I thought I was safe until the 1971 Model 10-5 with the 5 inch barrel yelled at me from across the street
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Every one is a good shooter. Especially the 10-8.
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Nice 10! I like heavy barrel fixed sight K frames. Don't have a 10, like that now. Do have a 13-2, and a 64-3, that fit the bill. Bob
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I got my Dad's Model 10-5 when he passed away and last year I gave it to my brother. He just got into guns about 10 years ago and because he wasn't into guns before that my Dad gave me all of his guns.
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Nice smiths all even those called "abused or neglected" in one post look pretty good to me! I do not currently have a 10 but hope to remedy that soon. ( probably with multiples!) since I moved to the south west it has been hard to find a gun shop that has more than even a handful of used revolvers, so pickings seem slim at the moment and I am patient and refuse to over pay. I prefer shooter quality guns as I use mine a lot. My current favorite is a 4" combat masterpiece from the early 50's, and it would be my choice for the most versatile suitable for open or concealed carry and can be used for all the types of competitive shooting I use a centerfire for. I do relent and use a bottom feeder for uspsa though.
The simple elegance accuracy reliability and durability of the model 10 ( any k frame really) in my mind is unsurpassed
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When I was a NYPD officer in the mid 80's the old timers who were retiring would sell us their model 10s for $20-$25. Who wanted those antiques back then. I should have picked up a few.
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Nice 10! I like heavy barrel fixed sight K frames. Don't have a 10, like that now. Do have a 13-2, and a 64-3, that fit the bill. Bob
Bob, here is my Model 13-2. We are going shooting next week.

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Nice 10! I like heavy barrel fixed sight K frames. Don't have a 10, like that now. Do have a 13-2, and a 64-3, that fit the bill. Bob
I also find the fixed sight K frames to be my favorites!

I have a Model 10 and three Model 64's, and a Model 13 and a Model 65 3".

I'm always looking for more of them.
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Just unbuckled this about an hour ago.
Been toted many a Texas mile.
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Just unbuckled this about an hour ago.
Been toted many a Texas mile.
That's a good looking holster under there also. Can you
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Phil:

I too am an admirer of this wonderful all-around workhorse. I have a couple that I used for years as training guns:



Edit: Sorry...forgot to state that they are 10-8s. From the early 1980s.

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Little floral tooled Lawrence...
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I'm a fan too! Here's my 10-5 with a five inch barrel in nickel. It was issued to the Detroit Police ca. 1977.



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O.K. you started it! My low mile 13-2. Not the most flattering pictures. We are planning shooting Tuesday. Bob
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I have lots of 38 M&P revolvers, but only two Model 10s.

This first one I bought about 20 years ago. A 10-5. Best deal I ever got on a S&W, $125 out the door. I don't care for the bull barreled models, I prefer the old tapered barrels. I have always assumed this one was a police trade in. The number stamped above the trigger guard looks like a police armorer's inventory number.





I ran into this 10-5 just last year. Just about identical to the other one, I only grabbed it on a whim.




One of these days I'd like to find a nice Model 10 with a 6" tapered barrel.
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My best friend's father gave me this 10-5 for my 16th birthday. His son and I still shoot it now and then. It was my favorite gun for a lot of years.
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I have to agree that the Model 10 is a classic revolver. I have far more M&P revolvers from the days before model numbers were assigned and I like them best. But when it comes to the Model 10, I much prefer the standard tapered barrel. I have some with the heavy barrel, nothing newer than the 10-6, but the -5 is my preferred version. Here are some pictures of my best example, picked up at an estate sale a few years ago, box and all, including an un-opened tool kit. The holster was a gift from my brother, once he knew I had procured the gun.




The Model 13 revolvers shown in previous posts above are nice. I don't own one. But I have their ancestor - a Model 10-6 in .357 Magnum, one of those purchased by the NYSP before there was such a thing as a Model 13-1.
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