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Temp
February 24, 2013, 18:03
Yeah,..the S&W Model 10 is the revolver of freedom for the working class.

A more elegant revolver has never been made. The Europeans can have their overpriced Korths, but I'll take a 5 screw Military and Police *any* day.

I cain't quit buyin' 'em,.....somebody stop me!

Could be my favorite,..I dunno,..a 4" thin barrel round butt,...hard to find,..

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h225/FalMike/model10.jpg

And then there's this 5" square butt,...the epitome of balance,...

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h225/FalMike/fivesmith.jpg

,..cain't rule out its pappy,..a 5 screw, 5" Military and Police. These are slikern chit. Their actions feel like they're rolling on glass beads.

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h225/FalMike/nutherk_zps8d7b0537.jpg

Bought this one just because. It's an old cop gun,...a 4" round butt, heavy barrel varient. I stuck some Ahrends grips own it,...it's gonna get toted quite a bit. I keep it loaded up with LBT 160 WFN's over way too much 2400.

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h225/FalMike/HB10_zpsb6ead770.jpg

It's about time to go get another one.

I want a 6" next time.

EPC WN
February 24, 2013, 18:12
I like them all. The last two should be toted around in a cowboy belt ready for some double fisting and some dual weilding...:bow:

Temp
February 24, 2013, 18:15
I'm a hillbilly,...not a cowboy.

They get packed in the bib pocket of a pair of Liberty overalls.

Stick a pack o'snuff,..a rubber, and a Model 10 in the bib pocket of a hillbilly's overalls,...he's ready fer the day.

FUUN063
February 24, 2013, 19:52
I really like them, too. At one time, it seems that I may have had well over 25 or so different variations, barrel lengths and such. That does not count the different I frame's, J frames, K frames, but the old model M&P still strikes a chord.

Leland
:fal:

BUFF
February 24, 2013, 21:18
Make it in .38 S&W instead of .38 Special, and it's a Model 11.

Make the frame out of aluminum instead of chrome moly, and it's a Model 12.

Make it in .357 Mag instead of .38 Special, and it's a Model 13.

Make it in .22 LR instead of .38 and it's a Model 45.

Make it in stainless steel instead of chrome moly and it's a Model 64.

Make a Model 13 in stainless steel instead of chrome moly and it's a Model 65.

Let's not get into the more spendy adjustable sight models!

S&W has made over 7,000,000 (yes, SEVEN MILLION) of the Model 10/Military & Police series, and still making more. It's been in continuous production longer than any other handgun.

And, I doubt Temp does any fisting. Just sayin'.

Pluribus
February 24, 2013, 22:35
The S&W Model 10 is more ubiqutous then the Colt SAA ever was. Pure fightin' gun if there ever was.

I have a 2" round butt M10 that I made the mistake of "loaning" to dad in 1992 that I've yet to get back. He was gunless after a tornado took everything but his life and, it was what I was packing the night we dug them out of the rubble. He tells me I can have it back when he kicks off but, at 80 he can still buck hay bales in the dead of winter with the best of 'em so, it'll still be a while I suppose. He has 4 different S&W 2" M36s, a 4" K38 and a 4" M15 strategically located in the house but, 2" M10 is the one he wants to carry and, I'm OK with that.

The round butt you have is a sweetie. Not yours ya hillbilly, the gats. Nice score.

FUUN063
February 24, 2013, 22:41
Pretty much spot on except the Model 12 has different components that are lighter/thinner. One that evades me to this day along with Model 45.

Leland
:fal:

Andy the Aussie
February 25, 2013, 00:44
I trusted my life on a three inch square butt Model 10 on more occasions than I care to remember now. Even today in a world of high capacity and speed reloads etc etc I would still feel more than comfortable stepping out into the big bad world with a model 10 and a couple of speedloaders...!!

Retired Bum
February 25, 2013, 01:18
I have owned my fair share of Model 10 M&P's and pre M10's. I have a WW2 Victory .38 Spl that was issued to the Office of Strategic Services aka the OSS. Got a Model 12 and Model 13. And one of the rarer ones, a Model 547 M&P chambered for the 9mm Luger. The one M&P I wish I had never let go of was one of the Model 10-8's with the three inch heavy barrel and round butt. It was one of the FBI contract revolvers that were never shipped to them. The FBI changed its mind and went with the Model 13 .357 instead. S&W dumped the 10-8's on its stocking dealers and I snagged one. I foolishly sold it over 30 years ago and still regret it to this day.

And so it goes.


The Retired One

Mebsuta
February 25, 2013, 01:28
Nice, Temp.

I have two Model 64s which I like a lot. For a while you could find them ex-armored car or police for good price. Not any more.

LYCAN
February 25, 2013, 01:57
Have a model 10 M&P similar to the first pic (pencil barrel) , some bluing wear/reblued in other areas - after market grip ( came like that) - was sitying in a display case for $150 ... one of the easiest pointing - most accurate handguns I've ever fired

Just naturally balances - def' one of my favorites

LYCAN
February 25, 2013, 01:58
Nice, Temp.

I have two Model 64s which I like a lot. For a while you could find them ex-armored car or police for good price. Not any more.

Meditating w/ a Magnum....

gaijinsamurai
February 25, 2013, 08:28
http://i.imgur.com/GqQrSl.jpg

I love mine (pictured with my Model 29).

Timber Wolf
February 25, 2013, 08:53
Make it in .38 S&W instead of .38 Special, and it's a Model 11. Got one, did not know that about the Model number.

Make the frame out of aluminum instead of chrome moly, and it's a Model 12. Had a rough snubbie 12, sold it.

Make it in .357 Mag instead of .38 Special, and it's a Model 13. Want one, 3" please.

Make it in .22 LR instead of .38 and it's a Model 45. It's kind of on the list.

Make it in stainless steel instead of chrome moly and it's a Model 64. Got one, ex-college cop gun.

Make a Model 13 in stainless steel instead of chrome moly and it's a Model 65. Want one, 3" please.

And, I doubt Temp does any fisting. Just sayin'. Hope not.:eek:

Delta-3
February 25, 2013, 10:46
Absolutely love my 3" model 10!

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w44/Delta-3/Model10-8_zps54fd6d21.jpg

Brush511
February 25, 2013, 13:06
Not a model 10 but I recently aquired a Hand Ejector .32-20 (6", square butt). I haven't shot it yet but it feels sweet. I always wanted my uncle's 5 screw 4" that was his carry gun before my dad talked him into leaving the local PD and start farming. It went to his grandson, as it should have. The grandson is a "gun guy" and will charish and take care of her.

Temp
February 25, 2013, 15:54
It's a little known fact that S&W made a run of miniature Model 10's patterned after the 5" varient and chambered in .32 long.

,...nah,...not really. It's actually an "I" frame Regulation Police from the 20's,...

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h225/FalMike/comparison-1.jpg

4x401
February 25, 2013, 16:08
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h225/FalMike/HB10_zpsb6ead770.jpg

It's about time to go get another one.

I want a 6" next time.

That's one sexy bitch for sure!:love:

BUFF
February 25, 2013, 19:34
S&W made the M&P in .32 Long between 1948 and 1950, 2, 4 and 5 inch barrels. About 4,800 of them, according to the books. I've never seen one, just pictures.

Before WWII, it was also made in .32-20 or .32 Winchester Center Fire.

Bruce Allen
February 25, 2013, 20:37
I carried a Model 10 for almost 14 years, including a "pencil barrel", heavy barrel and a stainless model until switching over to Sig Sauer P226.
I carried a personally owned nickel plated Mod 19 for over a year before switching to a department that forbade personal weapons being carried.
It was a great piece.

The model 10 issued to me in 1977 was a rebuild from the factory and it was perfect and one of the most accurate pistols I ever used.
It was my constant on duty companion and I relied on it daily from 1977 until 1985 or '86, including a lot of IPSC shooting.
You sometimes get an affinity for some objects that defy logic and explaination.
That revolver was one of those "objects" for me.

I don't why.. maybe some of it was my extreme amount of practice coupled with some of the worst situations I ever encounteded as a police officer.

I still shoot more accurately with a revolver than a semiauto, but I carry mostly (99%) semi's now as I feel they are better combat weapons.

Good post EM.. thanks.

Timber Wolf
February 26, 2013, 08:35
Before WWII, it was also made in .32-20 or .32 Winchester Center Fire.

I just happen to have one and a Colt Army Special in the caliber also. Neat guns in a neat caliber. There was a .32 WCF S&W at a local pawn shop a couple of weeks ago not priced too badly, $350ish but I don’t need another. I think mine is a 5” and the one at the pawn shop was a 4”, both nickeled. Wish I could find a reasonable (cheap) Marlin or Winchester in .32 WCF. So many guns, so little money.:(

Hot-fal
February 26, 2013, 11:52
Absolutely love my 3" model 10!

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w44/Delta-3/Model10-8_zps54fd6d21.jpg

Sweet three inch model..

angusmac
February 26, 2013, 17:36
I got this sweet little five screw from a member here on the files a while back.... He didn't warn me that it shoots 4" to the left at 25 yards :biggrin:
http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww160/angusmac/5SCREWRH.jpg

lowr8
February 26, 2013, 23:54
most pistols should only be relied upon for 5-10 yards.
beyond that is just luck, during a defensive concern.
25 yrds is pushing it.

STGThndr
February 27, 2013, 08:39
Model 10 Smith is THE .38, I don't care WHO ya are. Ive had several used, and somehow they seem to get given or traded to some friend/gf who needs to learn on a simple "platform". I sure like mine. When I can keep one around. Back in my youth, a 10 and a Colt Police Positive Special were what I lusted after. Gottem covered.

charles isaac
February 27, 2013, 14:31
Well isn't this nice, people are posting some old steel guns like people used to carry.

Here's my 5" from around 1925, along with one of those old, forgotten assault Winchesters that nobody has a clue about.

http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/vv236/kragbolo/2380-1.jpg

most pistols should only be relied upon for 5-10 yards.
beyond that is just luck, during a defensive concern.
25 yrds is pushing it.

Yep, trying to shoot an old M&P too far, like beyond 25 yards, could put too much stress on it and break the friggen thing! ;)

Retired Bum
February 27, 2013, 14:45
That old forgotten assault Winchester auto rifle looks like a .351 Win to me. It was popular with LEO's and prison's back in the day. It gave .357 Mag performance in a semi auto rifle. The old state prison I started at back in 1971 had some of the .351's stashed away in the armory. I wonder what one of them would be worth today? No ammo available as far as I know. Or is there?

And so it goes.


The Retired One

charles isaac
February 27, 2013, 15:52
Well, of course I knew YOU would know what it was Retired One, and this one's a first year gun, made in 1907.

Temp
February 27, 2013, 16:41
most pistols should only be relied upon for 5-10 yards.
beyond that is just luck, during a defensive concern.
25 yrds is pushing it.

I've knocked down a *bunch* of 40 lb steel rams at 200 meters with a Dan Wesson .44 mag.

I guess I'm just exceptionally lucky.

tdb59
February 27, 2013, 18:02
I've knocked down a *bunch* of 40 lb steel rams at 200 meters with a Dan Wesson .44 mag.

I guess I'm just exceptionally lucky.

Mac Scott was " lucky " too.

charles isaac
February 27, 2013, 19:54
Mac Scott was " lucky " too.

Now I know you're guilty of trying to shoot guns too far.

lowprone
March 02, 2013, 17:19
The 5" 5 screw is the finest revolver ever.

LYCAN
March 02, 2013, 17:30
Nice rifle, thanks for the pic/background info

You're right, never seen or heard of one before


Well isn't this nice, people are posting some old steel guns like people used to carry.

Here's my 5" from around 1925, along with one of those old, forgotten assault Winchesters that nobody has a clue about.

http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/vv236/kragbolo/2380-1.jpg



Yep, trying to shoot an old M&P too far, like beyond 25 yards, could put too much stress on it and break the friggen thing! ;)

EPC WN
March 02, 2013, 21:17
You guys suck. Now I need a wheel. Thanks for all the awesome photos...jerks :bow:

Bruce Allen
March 02, 2013, 23:50
I've knocked down a *bunch* of 40 lb steel rams at 200 meters with a Dan Wesson .44 mag.

I guess I'm just exceptionally lucky.

I have done it with a S&W Mod 28, 6" bbl. Had to work up my own hand loads. Just shortly after I started using that particular revolver Sierra came out with a 170 grn FMJ mettal silhoutte bullet that was the cats meow for .357's. That has been since the 1970's though.

Like the old saying goes: Practice makes perfect.

raexcct2
March 04, 2013, 15:19
You guys suck. Now I need a wheel. Thanks for all the awesome photos...jerks :bow:

Nice revolvers. My only revolvers were a S&W Model 28 converted to double action only and a S&W 1955 Target in .45 Auto Rim.

Both were very smooth actions with great triggers and very accurate especially the 1955 Target.

I sold both to pay bills when I transferred from Okinawa back to the states.

If the anti-gunners keep winning, a revolver may be the only gun we're allowed to own.

Glucker
March 05, 2013, 14:13
Neat pics, all.

I've always been fond of the Smith and Wesson M 13, it was the first double action revolver I had access to back in my adolescence. Haven't owned a Smith revolver since but eventually I'll get me another 13 or a 65.

tdb59
March 06, 2013, 16:09
Model 10 Smith is THE .38, I don't care WHO ya are........

Unless ya gots a Model 15.

http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/1256/15001i.jpg




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Retired Bum
March 06, 2013, 17:58
For walking around with a four inch K frame I much prefer my Model 12 Airweight M&P. It weights 1/3rd less than the tapered barrel Model 10 four inch. Loaded with the 158 grain LSWCHP +P "FBI Load" it will take care of business for most situations except for use as a trail gun. There I prefer my Model 13 loaded with the Remington 125 grain Golden Saber JHP.

And so it goes.


The Retired One

wkendwarrior2003
March 06, 2013, 22:44
http://i.imgur.com/GqQrSl.jpg

I love mine (pictured with my Model 29).

What type of grips are those on your Model 29?

Andy the Aussie
March 07, 2013, 01:50
What type of grips are those on your Model 29?.... they are old Pachmayer (sp) Presentations.

Timber Wolf
March 07, 2013, 11:14
For walking around with a four inch K frame I much prefer my Model 12 Airweight M&P. It weights 1/3rd less than the tapered barrel Model 10 four inch. Loaded with the 158 grain LSWCHP +P "FBI Load" it will take care of business for most situations except for use as a trail gun. There I prefer my Model 13 loaded with the Remington 125 grain Golden Saber JHP. And so it goes. The Retired One

You'll put your eye out shooting those heavy loads in that aluminum framed Model 12!:uhoh:

Mebsuta
March 08, 2013, 03:25
One of those revolvers and a flashlight would probly still work for home defense, unless you really need a laser. I don't know.

4x401
March 08, 2013, 14:49
Unless ya gots a Model 15.

http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/1256/15001i.jpg




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I had one of those in nickle back in the eighties, bought it from a Tacoma PD detective. Nice piece, just didn't like grip size.

I think I still have the shoulder rig that came with it....If your interested tbd59, shoot me a pm and I'll send it to ya.