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Old 03-10-2017, 07:26 PM   #1
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S&W Model 10 4"

any good?

Hope so cause I just bought one.

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Old 03-10-2017, 10:20 PM   #2
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Excellent utility revolver. The picture shows a pinned barrel, making it an older one and very desirable in my opinion. The K frame S&W is my favorite. If I could have only one gun it would ne my Mod 19 with 4" barrel. That Mod 10 HB is a great home defense gun with the right ammo. I would feel well armed with one, loaded with the right loads.

Did you get a good deal? Is it tight? The K frame is the perfect size for DA shooting for me.
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Old 03-11-2017, 05:57 AM   #3
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That looks extremely nice. I may be a Ruger fan, but the Model 10 is the classic .38 revolver. First gun to use the .38 Special cartridge, in 1899.

Good article on Chuck Hawk's site:

http://www.chuckhawks.com/s-w_model_10.htm
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The one in the pic is a beauty !
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Old 03-12-2017, 08:13 AM   #6
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Have owned the current Model 10 Classic and even lacking all the refinement and vintage excellence of your 10-4, the gun was a wonderful shooter. Sold it off only because I am now mostly a single action shooter, but what a great DA revolver. You cannot make a mistake in a Model 10 like that beauty.
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Thanks for the kind words and encouragement.
I'm not much of a hand gunner, matter of fact my handgun collection consists of 2 rimfires (Single Six and an old K22). I've always admired the simplicity of the old M-10's and since I ain't getting any yonger I decided to scratch the itch when I saw this one.
It's a actually a 10-8 which a couple of guys on another forum who know Smiths date at 78/79.
They tell me the M 10's are regulated for 158 grainers so on their recommendation I ordered 200 rounds of 58gr Lead SWC's from Georgia arms.

Can't wait to get my hands on it.
It'll make a nice companion to my 1946 K22.



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Old 03-12-2017, 12:11 PM   #8
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Sounds perfect. The older ones might be slicker with more hand fitting but the steel and heat treating were less sophisticated. I think it was in the early 1980s that they went economy and stopped pinning the barrels and counterboring the magnum chambers. I think quality suffered then as well. The heavy barrel is much nicer to shoot than the tapered or "pencil" barrel. That should be excellent. If the double action is not smooth enough it is easy to get it world class and well worth it. That is a real prize. If you don't do much double action shooting I don't think there exists a better gun to learn with than yours.

Thanks for sharing the excellent pictures.
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