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Old 03-09-2017, 03:17 PM
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Was there such a thing?

Just saw a model 10-2 at my lgs. It looked at first to be a 3", but seemed a bit too long. Compared it to a model 64 4"HB and it was about a half inch shorter.
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Old 03-09-2017, 03:37 PM
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I've not heard of one, but that doesn't mean anything. I don't have the standard catalog handy, so I can't say for sure. I have a 3" model 10 from the late 60's, and those are relatively rare. Three and a half would be very much so. Compare the barrel roll marks with a 4" version of the same era - if they match, it's possible the barrel has been cut down from 4".
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Old 03-09-2017, 03:38 PM
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I don't think it came in that length from the factory; it may have been shortened and the front sight relocated.
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Old 03-09-2017, 03:48 PM
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If it was chopped, someone did a great job. Can't imagine going through the trouble of taking off just 1/2" though. Pretty good shape overall, it was "marked down" to $349 so I left it. Still curious about it.
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Old 03-09-2017, 03:51 PM
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Love to see pictures if you can. Also, what is the shop asking for the gun? If the barrel has been shortened, maybe you could work a deal on it.

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Maybe it will letter to John Jovino Gun Shop
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Old 03-10-2017, 12:50 AM
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I'm curious why $349 wasn't a great buy. Was it in bad shape?
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Old 03-10-2017, 01:08 AM
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Was there such a thing?

Just saw a model 10-2 at my lgs. It looked at first to be a 3", but seemed a bit too long. Compared it to a model 64 4"HB and it was about a half inch shorter.
The Model 10 was offered in 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, and 6 inch lengths for sure. Maybe more on special order. That said, I have never heard of a 3.5 inch Model 10.

Is the barrel the tapered barrel, or the heavy barrel?
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Old 03-10-2017, 02:01 AM
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I have a Combat Masterpiece (Pre model 15) from 1950 that has a chopped off 3.5” barrel. Mine is definitely not factory. Has a non-S&W crown and the roll stamp starts right at the muzzle.
Maybe it was just the “thing to do” in those days.
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Old 03-10-2017, 04:33 AM
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Good pictures of the crown, front sight and roll stamp would help us figure it out. Most likely the barrel was shortened. Another possible reason for shortening could have been to get rid or a defect like a bulge near the muzzle or deep rust pits that could not be polished off before a reblue.

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If it was chopped, someone did a great job. Can't imagine going through the trouble of taking off just 1/2" though.....
If it was shortened, it more likely came down from 5 or 6 inches. People also overestimate the difficulty. I've had a couple of rifles shortened in the past; a professional gunsmith will make it look like original.
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Old 03-10-2017, 10:24 AM
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Was there such a thing?

Just saw a model 10-2 at my lgs. It looked at first to be a 3", but seemed a bit too long. Compared it to a model 64 4"HB and it was about a half inch shorter.
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here is a 3.5" inch barrel. The Brits did it.
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Old 03-10-2017, 02:50 PM
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here is a 3.5" inch barrel. The Brits did it.
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I don't think the OP would identify it specifically as a 10-2 unless it were actually so stamped, precluding an ex-BSR, even a nice job like yours .
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Old 03-10-2017, 11:24 PM
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Well I went back and got it, will post up some pics tomorrow.
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Well I went back and got it, will post up some pics tomorrow.
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Measure the barrel from the cylinder to the end of the muzzle. I am betting it is something like 3.75" or slightly longer. If so, it is a four inch barrel, within factory tolerances.
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I'm glad you got it otherwise I would have made snarky remarks
Like.... $349 and walked away.... Have you hit your head?
LOL! Like to see pictures...
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The Model 10 was offered in 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, and 6 inch lengths for sure. Maybe more on special order. That said, I have never heard of a 3.5 inch Model 10.

Is the barrel the tapered barrel, or the heavy barrel?
I've never heard of a 2 1/2" Model 10. Anyone got one or a picture of one??
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Old 03-19-2017, 04:02 PM
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Where's the pics? we gotta see this thing!
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I've never heard of a 2 1/2" Model 10. Anyone got one or a picture of one??
Here's a thread:
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