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Old 04-20-2017, 08:42 PM
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I was on Gunbroker, just kind of looking around last week when I saw a 5" nickel, M10-5 on Gander Mountain's listing, opening bid at $379.99. I took a look at it and there were no bidders and the auction ended the next day, Good Friday. The M10 looked in good shape and was marked TWC 6047 on the left frame between the cylinder and the trigger. A quick search in the 4th Edition of the Standard Catalog on page 205 revealed that to be the marking of The Wackenhut Corp(Atomic Energy Commission) that was on a 5" Nickel M10-5. Now I like duty Smith & Wesson's a lot more then brand in the new box and doc's S&W's so now I was very interested. I searched Gander Mountains GB site and lo and behold they had another 5" nickel M10-5 listed for the same price ,no bidders, ended at the same time but it had no TWC markings.

I decided that this was a sign and put a bid on both of them. I don't know about you all but I just do not see 5" nickel M10's in decent shape for a decent price all that often. My bid was the only bid and I won them both. I picked them up yesterday and they are awesome!



The TWC M10 is from 1969 and the other is from 1971. The stocks match the non TWC M10. The TWC stocks are rather beat. I do have a better set that I will refinish and put on .

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You can learn so much more about these when you own multiple versions of them! I had a nice collection of a dozen or so 1905 HE's back before the great divorce sell off and I really liked the 5" guns! I stopped by the range on my way home from my LGS yesterday and shot a box of 148gr wadcutters and a box of 158gr flat nose FMJ out of these M10's and they shot great! Really all of us should have at least one of these fine Smith & Wesson's M10's, they are a great revolver and it is easy to see why they were so popular for so long!
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Old 04-20-2017, 08:56 PM
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You are so right about everyone should own one! Probably the best deal around and still plentiful.

I only own one Model 10 and need to correct that! Think I'll look for a factory nickeled one also !
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That is a fine pair of pistols and a fine post celebrating your purchase. Nice pics. I have a handful of Model 10's and besides shooting well, they look great, too!
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Those are an absolutely awesome set of twins! I have a set, but they are blue HB 10-8s. But there is something great about the model 10s that is very appealing, and a pair makes it double so!!



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Great looking revolvers. I have two model 10s, a pre model 10 and a heavy barrel 10-8. I love the history of these guns. To some they are not very impressive and only shoot 'weak' .38s. But no matter who you are it cannot be denied how important these guns were to the history and development of handguns. And of course them being abundant and affordable is always a plus!
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Those are an absolutely awesome set of twins! I have a set, but they are blue HB 10-8s. But there is something great about the model 10s that is very appealing, and a pair makes it double so!!



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Very nice HB 10-8's! There is something about 5" nickel M10's that is almost elegant!
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Nice get. Pretty revolvers. I got my nickle 10-5 on Gunbroker as well. Nice shooter it is.

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I'm envious--my pne 10-5, a four-inch from 1967, is on loan to a friend at thew moment.

The Model 10 is my idea of a damn near perfect all-around revolver, and I love the standard barrel of the -5 for its looks but also for the balance. It just points better for me than a heavy barrel.
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My next quest is a cheap shooter grade 10. Took delivery of a 2" model 34 today. Unlike many smith 22's this one chambers and ejects all six types of ammo smoothly. Nice model tens and shooter grades are thankfully stil easy to find
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