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I will start it off with this nice cherry model 10-5 in nickel from the Detroit PD with a 5" barrel.
I am curious how many will surface here and if they are different in barrel length from mine.
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Transitional 2". Well used with Bucheimer holster.
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I've seen a few on gunbroker in the past and am currently looking for a Detroit Police marked gun.
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What is that sap doing with that fine gun....they were never used by.....
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Going back to at least the 1940s, DPD issued 5 inch nickel Colt Official Police or 5 inch nickel S&W M&P which later became the model 10 in 1957. The 10-5s were the last S&W duty guns bought.
The bureaus, and command got issued 2 inch nickel Colt DS or S&W M&P. Some blued 2 inch M&P were bought, but most are nickel. Later model 64s in 2 inch were bought. Those are the only two barrel lengths issued.
Officers were allowed to purchase and carry their own Colt or S&W DA revolvers in 38Spl or larger and supplied their own holsters, ammo and pouches or speed loaders. The S&W model 39 and 59 were also allowed starting in the 1970s.
Here's a post war M&P. I'll try to dig up some more photos.
Here's it's blued post war brother.
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Here is a D.P.D. S&W model 10-5, 5" barrel, manufactured 1973-1974.


D.P.D. S&W M&P, square butt, manufactured 1945-1948.



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WOW, Some real beauties coming out of the wood work, I would buy them all if I had the dough!
I NEED A 2"er now!!!
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Those are purdy, but I gotta know if'n it's

DEE-troit or

Duh-troit...
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Those are purdy, but I gotta know if'n it's

DEE-troit or

Duh-troit...
Day-Twah actually.
Or you could just call if what it is, Kraphole.
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Picked this one up today.
S&W model 10-5, nickel finish, 5" barrel.
This one is a real "beater".


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Pred, here is my contribution. I think it is only a few numbers higher than yours.
Bought this for my wife for Mothers Day, after she found it at a show. She likes the "shiny things". Our only NIB revolver. They don't stay like this long in my house. She is debating whether to shoot it or not. But I also have 2 other 5" 38 special guns.


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Damn! This opens an old wound for me. I had one about 10 yrs ago. I paid $199. A beautiful DPD marked 5". Pristine.

Back then I didn't apreciate what it was as it was my only S&W back then. It was just a "clunky .38". I stupidly traded it off for something that I don't even remember. One of my biggest gun regrets. Ouch.
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howdy , can some please tell me the width and length osf a factory box for detriot PD model 10-5 with 5 inch barresl??
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Added a new D.P.D. revolver today (thanks to 10ring).


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These are really neat and everything, but y'all will have to pardon my ignorance. What's the difference in Detroit marked P.D. guns, and other marked P.D. issue weapons? I'd love to have ANY of these, but I don't see the added interest.
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Just out of curiosity, what is the current price on these. Know someone that has 2 of them and may let me have one. They are the 5" guns. Larry
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Just out of curiosity, what is the current price on these. Know someone that has 2 of them and may let me have one. They are the 5" guns. Larry
Larry,
$125 to $400 for the 5" revolvers.
I paid $125.00 for this "beater" a few weeks ago.
It's well worn on the outside, but the barrel, and insides look like new. It's a great shooter.
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For that price I would have bought it also. I saw the guns abt 2 yrs ago and he was around 300.00. The cond was around 95 or better. Just didn't hit at that time and I know he still has them. I'll have to give him a call. Maybe he'll let me have the better of the two. Larry
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Colt Detective Special, D.P.D., mfg 1930


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WhiteCoyote-Nice collection. Most of the Detroit police revolvers don't do anything for me, but the two snubbies you have are fantastic. Nice to see more locals have great taste in handguns.
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These are really neat and everything, but y'all will have to pardon my ignorance. What's the difference in Detroit marked P.D. guns, and other marked P.D. issue weapons? I'd love to have ANY of these, but I don't see the added interest.


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It is a way of "collecting" something, I live in Philly, and if the Philly PD had such a rich heritage of Smith and Colt revolvers, I would have them too!
You collect smiths?
Why not iver johnsons??
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DETROIT POLICE DEPT ? THEY DON'T LOOK LIKE ANYTHING THAT AXEL FOLEY CARRIED
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This is a "Colt" Officer's Model Target, shipped 11/14/1929. Factory marked on the side plate "Detroit Police" & on the butt of the grip "6399".


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If you want to see a sweat one go to the link. I dont have a thing to do with it, just something I saw.
http://www.migunowners.org/for...owthread.php?t=33580
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No pics but a friend of mine worked for DPD starting in 1971. He bought his own duty gun - a nickel 6" Python that he carried until they authorized semi-autos. As a detective he carried a Chief's Special.
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A Detroit PD Revolver found last year in germany.
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howdy , what are the 5 numbers after D.PD on the back strap???
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The numbers on the backstrap are Detroit Police Dept. inventory numbers.
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Those are purdy, but I gotta know if'n it's

DEE-troit or

Duh-troit...
Day-Twah actually.
Or you could just call if what it is, Kraphole.
Actually around here we pronounce it Detoilet
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Nice guns
I wouldnt mind having one as Detroit is where I was born. We left right after the riots and I havent been back.
Daddy always said ig God was going to give the world an inema he'd stick the hose in the middle of Detroit
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Great thread, it gives me a chance to again share this story. The old "unmarked" Model 1917 pictured below was obtained from the son of a Detroit PD, Homicide Lieutenant from the late 1920's thru the early 1950's. The son, now 78 years old, told me that his Dad aquired the Army Model 1917, 45 acp in the 1930's after being shot by a perp. The perp had been shot by the Lieutenant with a .38 special, but not stopped. He went to the .45 after this incident because, "when you hit somebody with a .45 they stayed hit". The old revolver was modified to the Homicide Lieutenant's specfications by another guy on the Detroit PD in the 1930's. The barrel was cut down, a front sight adjustable for elevation installed, a rear sight adjustable for windage, and the grip frame was rounded as were the service stocks. A set of Sanderson Grips were made for the revolver and were the ones prefered by the Lieutenant, the holster is a cut down U.S. 1917 issue that has most likely been with the gun since day one. I later learned that Lew Sanderson (grip maker) was on the Detroit PD in the late 1930's, the son told me the guy that made the grips did the modifications to the revolver. The son is the last in his family's line, so he passed his Dad's old friend on to me last fall. Greg
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Wow! Thats a great gun with an equally great story!
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Detroit Police Department Renaissance 1978 revolver. 1 of 865. Smith & Wesson model 19-4.






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To answer "Robbt"s question, this is a picture of DPD Patrol issue 10-5 5 inch inventory # 20752 serial # D921510 sitting on it's box which measures 4 3/8th X 11 1/2 inches, grey with blue metal corners.
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Here's a picture of one of my partner's father's guns. A model 12-2 which he carried as a backup. I had the honor of repairing and cleaning it recently.
In 1976, my friends father was walking into the Fisher Building in downtown Detroit when a gun man who just robbed the bank inside ran out. PO Dorhing was in uniform and on his way to pick up his wife who worked in that building. The gunman opened fire on my friend's father hitting PO Dorhing three times in the torso. All none fatal wounds. PO Dorhing returned fire as the suspect ran away shooting him thru the shoulder. The suspect lived on the streets and in dope houses for almost a year until the "back alley" surgery he had became so infected that he turned himself in.
PO Dorhing returned to work and retired after 25 years. He passed away several years ago. This is his 12-2.
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Finally, here's a gun with a Detroit story to it.
This is a CZ 27 with Nazi markings on it. Most likely brought back from the war by a Detroit Vet. It comes back "clear no record" which means that the vet never got it registered. It was recently found inside the wall of a Detroit residence under going reconstruction.
The only thing that I can think of is that it was most likey stolen from the Vet's home on a B&E, used in a crime and then stashed in the wall but never retreived. Interesting.
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Here's one I recently picked up. It's numbered 14655.
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Thats a model 10-5 isn't it Thiokol? Very nice.
I've got one just like that WhiteCoyote and I were shooting last week.
I'll look up my inventory number on it, maybe their brothers.
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You are correct, sir.

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Mine is identical to yours in condition and is serial numbered 3D163XX with inventory number 21441.
At maximum strength the Detroit Police Department had around 5,000 members in the late 60s and into the early 70s.
Those two inch model 10s and Colt Detective Specials were issued to the Command Officers and plain clothes Detectives. They came in nickel and sometime blue. Uniform got 5 inch S&W model 10s or Colt Official Police in nickel finish.
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The serial number of mine is C-791xxx.
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Aquired a nice Detroit Police Department Colt Detective Special.
Engraved on the back strap "DETROIT POLICE".
Serial #40314x
Inventory #6421
Manufactured 1931
Notice the two "blued" screws on the left side of frame(?)





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Having grown up in Metro Detroit, I've always wanted one of these but never came across one. If any one would like to sell one, I'd like to buy one of if you come across one, please e-mail me or contact me. I would like one that is not in new condition but one that was used, as it would represent one carried. I am impressed with the pictures and stories.
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I visited my father, who lived 30 minutes west of Detroit, back in the early to mid '80s. I remember seeing Detroit cops packing six-inch revolvers in swivel holsters. Years later, I befriended a retired Detroit cop who owned one of the nickel 5-inch M10s. He said it was issued to rookies, and once off probation most officers selected another revolver.
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Recently acquired this S&W model 14-3. It's in fairly good condition.
What makes this revolver somewhat interesting is the marking on the left side, "Detroit Police 18484".
The "18494" is an inventory number. Don't know the whole story on this revolver, but it may have been used for competition by the DPD(?)



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Both of my folks has the model 15 that they got when they were working on the force. What does the numbers at the end of Detroit Police mean?
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Nice guns
I wouldnt mind having one as Detroit is where I was born. We left right after the riots and I havent been back.
Daddy always said ig God was going to give the world an inema he'd stick the hose in the middle of Detroit
lol. Your Dad was a wise man Curtis! I used to go to Detroit quite often. Always with locked doors and never alone!
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The numbers on the backstrap are Detroit Police Dept. inventory numbers.
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