How'd I do?! S&W Model 10

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by dajcarroll, Aug 25, 2012.


  1. Picked up a Smith & Wesson Model 10-5 (Police & Military Special) with a 2" snub nose chambered in .38 Special today at the local Gun Show here in Indianapolis. The guy wanted $550 plus tax. Said he could do $500 cash out the door. I gave him $475 out the door. Minor wear... in excellent shape for being from the 1960s. All the others I've seen we're pretty beat up. Christmas present for my father. How'd I do? A few other booths had one, but they were all comparable price wise. One was a 10-3 for $375... covered in rust pits. Chose the best looking one.

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    G19 - Gen 3
    G37 - Gen 3
    S&W 10-5 .38spl Snub Nose
    Winchester 1300 Ranger 12 Ga.
    NEF Pardner SBI 12 Ga.
    Savage 24 O/U - .22LR/410

    "I don't need a $1000 shotgun. I need to know how to run the gun I've got!" - Clint Smith
     

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    #1 dajcarroll, Aug 25, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2012
  2. Congrats. Old school classic.
     

  3. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    Oh yeah!!! I got the M10-5 snubbie earlier in the year in really good shape for $500 out the door too. I wouldn't pay that much for a regular M10, but the snubbie...she's special.
     
  4. Sounds like a nice deal to me. The short barrel models generally sell for more.
     
  5. Yeah, I found a few 10s with longer barrels for around $250... in good shape around $300. I was specifically looking for the snub nose.




    G19 - Gen 3
    G37 - Gen 3
    S&W 10-5 .38spl Snub Nose
    Winchester 1300 Ranger 12 Ga.
    NEF Pardner SBI 12 Ga.
    Savage 24 O/U - .22LR/410

    "I don't need a $1000 shotgun. I need to know how to run the gun I've got!" - Clint Smith
     
  6. Looks nice!
     
  7. Nice. Congrats.
     
  8. You did well, congrats!

    The model 10 is one of my favorite S&W models, I have several of them. For snubbies I have a 10-5 round butt made in 1969 and a post war pre model 10 square butt made in the late 40's. No frills, these guns are strickly business and a pure joy to own and shoot.

    Enjoy!
     
  9. Very nice. Around here the K frames seem to be creeping up in price.
     
  10. Is there a website that has a serial number look-up? The guy told me it was from the 60s, but don't know the specific year. I could always call customer service I suppose. Anyways, is there a website to look up build dates by serial number?




    G19 - Gen 3
    G37 - Gen 3
    S&W 10-5 .38spl Snub Nose
    Winchester 1300 Ranger 12 Ga.
    NEF Pardner SBI 12 Ga.
    Savage 24 O/U - .22LR/410

    "I don't need a $1000 shotgun. I need to know how to run the gun I've got!" - Clint Smith
     
  11. I am not familiar with a website however Supica's wonderful Standard Catalog Of Smith and Wesson has a great serial number reference in it. If you post the serial (or the first part of it) I am sure someone will let you know what the book suggests.
     
  12. The 10-5 was in production from 1962-1977.

    This should answer your question.

    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=356710

    Post number 5. Look for the K frames, yours should be a C or D prefix. Or just post the number, I'll look it up for you. :supergrin:
     
    #13 pennlineman, Aug 25, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2012
  13. nice...congrat....I wish to fine one like that ...lucky U
     
  14. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    Now you'd need a nice Milt Sparks Model PMK holster for it and you're set.

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  15. I love K frames.

    About a year ago I stupidly passed up on a similar snubbie Model 10 for $400 and haven't seen one since near that price range.

    They make a great range gun for when you need a break from the 442, 642 etc...
     
  16. Jason D

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    Nice

    I walked away from one of those at a gunshow last year.
    500 NIB. I still kick myself for passing. I really didn't need it as I have a snub nosed model 15.
     
  17. Hey thanks! The serial number is D319465. The guy said it was from the 60s, but who knows if he really knew. It doesn't really matter to me, but I'd still like to know.



    G19 - Gen 3
    G37 - Gen 3
    S&W 10-5 .38spl Snub Nose
    Winchester 1300 Ranger 12 Ga.
    NEF Pardner SBI 12 Ga.
    Savage 24 O/U - .22LR/410

    "I don't need a $1000 shotgun. I need to know how to run the gun I've got!" - Clint Smith
     
  18. I like that a lot actually...


    G19 - Gen 3
    G37 - Gen 3
    S&W 10-5 .38spl Snub Nose
    Winchester 1300 Ranger 12 Ga.
    NEF Pardner SBI 12 Ga.
    Savage 24 O/U - .22LR/410

    "I don't need a $1000 shotgun. I need to know how to run the gun I've got!" - Clint Smith
     
  19. The book lists that serial from 1969-1970. Your serial number is high in that range so I would say 1970. It makes sense since the gun does not have the diamond magna grips that they quit making in 1968.
     

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