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The classic S&W fans are going to hate me today! :):)

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by bac1023, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. bac1023

    bac1023

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    I stopped in one of my favorite local shops and found these two beauties that were just brought in by a collector for consignment. Neither were even in the sales case yet, but one of the owners who knows I love the classics and brought them out of the back for me to look at.
    Here we have a beautiful M10-5 revolver. I already have a pristine M10-6 with the heavy barrel, but I've always wanted a classic tapered barrel example and they don't get any better than this. Aside the Colt Python, these get my vote as the best looking revolvers ever built. It just has a classic look and feel. I'm not sure when it was built, but the parts list that came with it states the prices are effective October 1st, 1969. 10-5's were built from '62 to '77, so I'm thinking this example is somewhere near the mid point of production. I don't think this revolver was ever fired.


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  2. bac1023

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    If that wasn't good enough, next we have a NIB bright nickel 39-2. I've been wanting a pristine 39 for a long while, as some of you may know. For all the classic 9mms I own, I didn't have a 39 before now. While I always pictured myself getting a blued 39, this example was so pretty that I couldn't pass it up. Both the gun itself and the grips are perfect. The gun was bought new and I don't think it left the box at all. The mags were never even loaded. Its simply the most beautiful 39 I've ever seen. The finish looks like it just left the factory.

    Both are complete with the box and all the papers. Even the decades old cardboard boxes are in great shape. I've always been lucky finding classic guns in great shape, but this is way over the top. Timing is everything and I can't believe how many times this sort of thing has happened to me. I'm speechless, quite frankly. I got them both for $1100 OTD.

    These will be packed away with my other safe queens. I strictly bought them as collector's pieces. I do want aanother 39 to shoot at some point, but at least now my 9mm collection isn't missing one.

    Thoughts?

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    Could one of the many S&W gurus here help me date both of these?

    I don't have a book and I can never find Smith production dates online for some reason.

    M10 - D383xxx
    M39 - A533xxx



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  3. Highspeedlane

    Highspeedlane NRA Life Member

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    Classics. The 10 looks like it just rolled off the assembly line.

    I bought a 6" M10 in about '78 and traded it to my uncle a few years later for a vintage M36. I think I'm going to have to pay him a visit and see how it's doing.
     
  4. FLRon777

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    Beautiful B! Use them in good health. I was just reading about Jim Cirillo favoring the S&W 10. It really is a stunning classic!
     
  5. Bruce M

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    A. Very nice, both.

    B. D330001- D420000 1971-1972

    C. A475001 - A565000 1978 - 1979

    According to Supica's excellent Standard Catalog.

    Congratulations on each.
     
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  6. El_Ron1

    El_Ron1 AAAAAAAAGHHH!!!

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    Well, it's not like you didn't know...





    I HATE you!





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  7. The_Gun_Guru

    The_Gun_Guru Build the Wall

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    Very nice, CONGRATS!!!:wow:

    Don't know how you do it but you always find the most gorgeous guns!!!

    I'm sure the shop owner's heart starts racing when he sees you walk in because he knows that a sale is imminent!:rofl:



    j/k....you rock!:rock:


    TGG
     
  8. mabgrac

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    That 39 is awesome!! Congrats.
     
  9. barth

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    Classic S&W Revolvers.
    I just get weak.....

    This is my baby I picked up for $350.00
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  10. seanmac45

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    Simply beautiful!

    Congratulations on two fine acquisitions.

    My model 10 isn't quite so pristine, LOL.
     
  11. pennlineman

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    A couple real nice scores, congrats! That 39 is a beauty.
     
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    You are right we do hate you. JK! fantastic looking pair. Congrats on both. Just beautiful.
     
  14. Bruce M

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    The notes for the Model 39 indicate:

    1957 Stamping of the Model 39
    1966 Begin production of alloy frame
    1970 Begin A serial prefix

    39-1 See Model 52A

    39-2 1971 Change extractor system due to reports of breakage

    From Supica's, of course.
     
  15. GSSF17

    GSSF17 ...2 of 'em

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    Brian, those are amazing Smiths. I absolutely love the revolver. Good scores, for sure! :thumbsup:
     
  16. bac1023

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    Thanks Bill

    I got lucky stumbling onto these. :)
     
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    That 39 just gorgeous. Congrats!
     
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  18. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    Both are classics, and very nice samples. Nice catch.

    I love the mod 10; understated, but effective and proven beyond a doubt.
     
  19. jayhuh

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    Very nice find. I never owned a Model 10 but bought plenty of 19's 28's and 66's new back in the day. Also a new Model 39. I had the choice of nickle or blue and bought the blue with the 39 because of a friends advice that Hoppes, left on the slide, would cause the plating to peel off. Two things I wish are that I'd have bought the nickle and that I'd kept it. I traded it off to fund a Model 59 because it held 15 rounds :wow: Not so much of a deal considering the 39 grip is close to perfect and the 59 was like holding a 2x4.

    Enjoy the Smiths...
     
  20. ronin.45

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    You do always find perfect specimens.

    Congrats!