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10-5 .38

Discussion in 'Smith & Wesson Club' started by Manofprint, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. Manofprint


    Aug 27, 2008
    South FL
    Well I picked up an old 10-5 .38 spl today.
    The finish is gone. Wanted to know what options you guys have taken to refinish. I’m thinking polishing( oh boy)
    or someone recommended parkerized(spell-check) finish.

    Gun is in great shape nice and tight.
    Couldn’t pass it up for the price
    Plus it’s my first revolver

    Any input or experience, or how too's appreciated
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2009
  2. den888


    Sep 4, 2009
    SF Bay Area
    The S&W 10 was my first revolver purchased also. Great shooter and a standard police sidearm for many years in the 70's- early 80's.

  3. G33

    G33 Frisky! Millennium Member CLM

    May 29, 1999
    With G29
    Talk to Bob at Accurate Plating.
    They have some great finishes.
    Several of my revos went there.

    Black chrome was outstanding.
  4. Manofprint


    Aug 27, 2008
    South FL
    Should this be moved to the wheelhouse or gunsmithing ?

    Im ooking for te best feed back
  5. Sbh87

    Sbh87 Handgunner

    If you call the Smith and Wesson customer service they may be able to refinish it. I am not 100% sure if that is part of their warranty but it is worth a shot.
  6. Lt Scott 14

    Lt Scott 14

    Mar 14, 2006
    N.W. Indiana
    I purchased a 10-5, 4 in Sq Butt, while enroute to the LEO academy. I already had a M-66 ,357 mag, which was an approved firearm, and a close friend advised that they use the same grips,speedloaders,leather holsters, ammo cases, etc. I qualified with the both, carried the magnum on patrol duty. The M-10 was a service backup. Mine got a refinish job,(blued) and front site cut with an orange insert installed. IIRC, the entire work cost $125.00 making the total of cost for the revolver at $280.00.
    after 14 yrs, it shows a little wear from a holster, but still shoots well, and can't be
    replaced for what I have invested. Great firearm, will be passed down to my children.