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S&W Model 10-5 .38sp Value?

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by MarcusT, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. MarcusT

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    I bought this gun a while ago and have never shot it much and would rather have a semi-auto so I was thinking about selling or trading it but have no idea what its worth. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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    $250-350.
    Depends on area of country.
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    10-5 made 1962 only.
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    I recently bought a model 10-5 for $400 on gunbroker from a dealer, but it was nearly mint.
    If your selling back to a dealer you'll be lucky to get $275 trade in value, selling to another private party $300 would be reasonable.

    Model 10-5's were made for quite a few years, mine was made in 1974. You can go to the S&W forum and look in the the three screw sub forum for the serial numbers if you want to know when it was made.
     
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    According to the S&W forum Serial # list in the FAQ it was made in late 76 to early 77.
     
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    According to Supica 2nd edition 10-5 was 1962.
    SO, either the 10-5 was wrong stamp or the SN is.
    Supica trumps internet.
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    I have two 10-5's, both with "D" serial numbers. One is a 1974 and the other is a 1976.

    Paid $325 for the 4" pencil barrel and $310 for the snubbie. Both in very good condition.
     
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    Whatever Supica is, it's wrong.
     
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    Yup.

    I've got a 10-5 with a six inch barrel. Paid $300 for it.
     
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    Maybe, but not often.
    Your ignorance is amazing.
    Only source better thab Supica is Jenkins, the S&W in house historian.
    He sends out the letters fron Smith to authenticate Smiths.
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    Wait for it...
     
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    1962 only? think about it.
    Maybe Supica is right, and you just read it wrong. It seems unlikely that all the other sources have it wrong.
     
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    According to the Standard Catalog of Smith and Wesson G33 is right, the 10-5 was made in 1962 only. The 10-6 was introduced later on in 1962 and continued until the 10-7 in 1977
     
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    This post has so much going for it. I think the mods should start a sticky thread on it.
     
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    According to the serial numbers, my 10-5 was made in late '73-early '74.
    I kinda' doubt they stamped my 10-5 wrong, and WILSARV's pair as well.
    Looking at Supica's links, they started 10-5 in '62 and 10-7 in '77. I don't see a mention of 10-6 there, but that could be a typo. They list 10-5 twice, then jump to 10-7.
     
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    OK, do not trust any of the secondary sources.
    Call Smith.

    Stop asking on an internet board.
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    I'm really not worried about when it was made just wanted to get an idea of what it was worth.
     
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    I think what they might have done is called it a 10-5 if it had the new 1/8th inch front sight with the standard barrel. The 10-6 says that it eliminated the trigger guard screw for the heavy barrel. I wonder was the 10-6 was only made as a heavy barrel, and the standard barrels were -5s?
     
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    That's where I got my dates, from S&W.
     
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    This one has no trigger guard screw it is a 3 screw model. It has the two you can see and one more under the grip.