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Old 08-12-2014, 12:04 AM   #1
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Just did a "cleaning" of a 1920's S&W that became the model 10. It was covered in grunge and had some organic matter in places it should not have been. The owner told me it had been stored in a Confederate, civil war holster for about 30 years. The grips are unique, they are not ivory, one small chip on the top of one, a slight surface crack on the other. They were definitely custom made. I can't figure out what they are. They are solid and are organic, white, slightly iridescent. There was slight pitting on the barrel outside, very slight. The cylinder was good and still retains most bluing. The frame had slight pitting, or should I say shallow and is no longer noticeable on one side, the other is more noticeable, but this gun was not well cared for. There was rust under the grips on the frame from being rained on, but ended up surface only. The inards are perfect. The bore is VG, The chambers are VG. It is now fully functional. My wife keeps telling me I should get paid for what I can do in an hour and a half. It is fun. It started life as his Grand fathers duty gun.



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The Military and Police Model should go down in the books as the Peacemaker of the 20th Century. That revolver rode in the holster of more peace officers, got neglected, got used as a blackjack, fell down stairs- and it still worked when you pulled the trigger.



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Are they pearl grips?

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It has to be the longest consecutive production model ever. 1899 to today. It is amazing at what a fine machine it is while being both graceful and a brute.
Ballistics on this 6" model are 1000fps with a 158gr lead slug. I'll step aside thank you.

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Are they pearl grips?
Mother of Pearl? Could be, the owner thinks they are, but I'm not sure. If you look at the inside of the grips, there is a definite texture.


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