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Old April 30, 2013, 05:19 PM   #51
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The Model 10 is one of thee best guns ever, in my opinion.

New or old, they just work and the frame size is perfection.
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Old May 2, 2013, 10:24 PM   #52
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Model 10

I have a couple of 10-5s that I like a whole lot. They just handle and shoot so well.

There's a reason these were the sidearm of practically all law enforcement agencies in the US (and many abroad) for half a century.
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Old May 3, 2013, 03:47 PM   #53
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The Model 10 is one of thee best guns ever, in my opinion.

New or old, they just work and the frame size is perfection.
I won't argue with that!
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Old May 3, 2013, 06:30 PM   #54
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The M&P/M10 is an all time classic. The 10-5 would have the tapered barrel and the 10-6 was the heavy barrel. The frame of the -5 doesn't quite meet perfectly with the -6 barrel and this is a tip off that the barrel has been swapped.

Somebody asked about "snubbies?" OK...





The 64 is a stainless M10.




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Old May 6, 2013, 08:07 PM   #55
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My 10 no-dash 1961

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Old May 7, 2013, 04:22 PM   #56
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New/Old Model 10

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The M&P/M10 is an all time classic. The 10-5 would have the tapered barrel and the 10-6 was the heavy barrel. The frame of the -5 doesn't quite meet perfectly with the -6 barrel and this is a tip off that the barrel has been swapped.

Somebody asked about "snubbies?" OK...





The 64 is a stainless M10.




The engraved one with imitation pearl grips is about as slick as I've seen. A real work of art!
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Old May 7, 2013, 10:39 PM   #57
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That's ivory! Only a pimp from a cheap New Orleans <brothel> would carry a gun with pearl grips!
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Old May 7, 2013, 10:42 PM   #58
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That's ivory! Only a pimp from a cheap New Orleans <brothel> would carry a gun with pearl grips!
duely noted lol
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Old May 8, 2013, 02:55 AM   #59
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Heavy Barrel Model 10

The Model 10, square butt, 4 inch heavy barrel, used to be the issue revolver for the Metropolitan Police. I first qualified with it in 1980 and carried them on and off for 15 years. Drawn, but never fired, in anger. Despite the 9mm's, 45's and various magnums I owned as a civilian shooter when doing so was legal in this country, the model 10 remains my all time favourite. The next time I get to the US I will find a range and rent one for a few hundred rounds for old time sake.
For a no frills chunk of utter dependability, it was very hard to beat.
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Old May 9, 2013, 02:23 PM   #60
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New/Old Model 10

I knew it was a bad idea reading this thread. Now my 2nd model 10 will be delivered to my ffl tomorrow. Somehow I don't think it'll be the last. Looking for a good deal on a snubby 10. Wheel guns are addictive. Next I'd like a model 19 and model 66
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Old May 10, 2013, 07:06 PM   #61
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New/Old Model 10

Got my package today from buds. Advertised as 70-80% cond. I would give this one 70% but still a little better than expected. Normal holster wear for its age and the grips are worn. Was more disappointed in the grips since I wanted to leave stock grips,so I'll try to refinish. Not sure of mfg. date serial # BKZ5727 and inside grip stamped (41). I'm wondering if that's the year? There's also a stamp behind cylinder VPA048?
Here it is $279

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Old May 10, 2013, 07:23 PM   #62
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Gotta love the Model 10, the premier, no-nonsense .38.

Here's my 10-5, now wearing bird's-eye maple.

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Old June 7, 2013, 02:23 PM   #63
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Here's mine. .38 M&P from 1920.
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Old June 7, 2013, 06:19 PM   #64
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My well worn 10-6. This has become my favorite revolver.

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Old June 8, 2013, 08:15 AM   #65
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Garycw, the VPA sticker near the hammer is from the Victoria Police Department (Australia)... no doubt an inventory control number & matrix barcode. I had one on mine too.

Midway USA has new factory grips available:
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/513...red-dymondwood
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Old June 8, 2013, 09:08 AM   #66
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Cruddy pic, but great guns! A 15-3 and postwar M&P. Traded a 12 ga. I didn't want anymore for the M&P, it's hard to decide which one I like more! The action on the 15 is great, but the balance of the 5" barrel on the M&P is pretty much perfect.

I keep meaning to trade one of them for a Blackhawk, but it hasn't happened yet.

Anyone know what could cause the sideplate wear on the M&P, btw?

Also, SaxonPig, I love the snubbie w/half-moon sight! Would love to find one of those for CC someday!
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Old June 8, 2013, 09:28 AM   #67
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9mmFan - that's a nice one. Original grips and older flap holster. Good photo composition.
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Old June 8, 2013, 01:38 PM   #68
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9mmFan - that's a nice one. Original grips and older flap holster. Good photo composition.
Thanks. Found the gun at Cabela's at all places. Sold a Tomcat I didn't end up carrying to a friend, and had a couple gift cards. Covered everything except $4 and the tax.

I have to admit that the holster is not old. I ordered it from a costume shop around 2007, I think it was, for my first gun, a 4" M64. It's their "Raiders" holster. I was pleasantly surprised that the quality is actually pretty good. It's nice and thick. I'm not trotting around the globe with it, but it works well for transporting the gun to the range and occasionally carrying around on camping trips. If I cut a notch out for the rear sight, my M28 seems like it ought to fit as well.
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Old June 8, 2013, 02:15 PM   #69
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New/Old Model 10

Thanks AirCool for the info and the link to the grips. I touched up a couple small places on the bluing, so with the new grips I'll call it good. The other one I have has the houge grips already. This way I'll have one all original.
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Old June 8, 2013, 11:10 PM   #70
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I like ivory.

I like M10s.

I like M10s wearing ivory.


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Old June 9, 2013, 12:51 AM   #71
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I've got a 10-7 3" that's one of my favorites.
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