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Old 11-23-2011, 10:23 PM   #11
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The mark right above the first "3", is that a "T" or just a scratch?
It is a T.

I'm thinking it's a model 10... Have no clue what year now.
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Sorry, I'm still lost. Check out this thread, it has some pretty good info on it, and see if you can figure anything out.


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I'm real interested in finding out what's up with that gun.

You can bet it's pre 50's at the very least.

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I think its a pre model 10-
I think thats the correct term

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Pre 1957 Military & Police .38 Special. In 1957, would become the Model 10.

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Also, the number on yours is the serial#. Should be the same number as on the butt of the frame.



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C3 beat me to it...Pre model 10. 5 screw M&P

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I had no idea it was that old. I figured it was from the 80's and was in rough condition.

Now the real question! Should I get it refinished?

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I had no idea it was that old. I figured it was from the 80's and was in rough condition.

Now the real question! Should I get it refinished?
Depends on how much you care about the value. Refinishing pretty much knocks the value down just a little, but if you want to keep it and not sell it, by all means make it pretty.
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I think thats the correct term
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Refinishing the revolver depends on a couple things. One is, how much is it worth in current condition? Those grips are not original and the finish looks pretty rough. The front sight indicates it's a late M&P edition. (The older ones have the 'half moon' front sight.) I would not think it is a collector's item in that condition. UNLESS you have documentation it belonged to someone famous, like Eliot Ness or Elvis or J. Edgar Hoover. You might have it appraised before any further decision.

If you plan on keeping it as a shooter - which it will do admirably - refinishing it will not make it shoot better, but will make it look better. Nice old guns, very under appreciated.

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