Old School Cop multi-tool

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by Chainfire, Sep 19, 2020.

  1. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Back in the day, before tasers, lasers and pepper spray, when a cop needed to put a belligerent drunk in the back seat, but didn't particularly want to kill his wife's second cousin, he might result to his multi tool. Hammering, glass breaking or just as general anesthesia, he might resort to his heavy barrel S&W revolver. Barrel first if he was really being an ***, or butt first if the just needed a nap.

    This gun was made when presidents were still riding around in open Caddies, but it was taken good care of. It has fewer scrapes, dings, and freckles than I have gained since then, so I forgive it. It is tight as a tick and shoots like a champ. When you hold one of these you know you have got a solid reliable piece of hardware in your hand.

    Just remember boys and girls, and never forget, you can't pistol-whip a drunk with a Glock.

    1962 Smith and Wesson model 10-6.

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  2. Sniper03

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    Nice old Piece!
    When was it made!
    Yes they were very fine Revolvers! I never carried a Model 10 they were before my time in Law Enforcement. But did own one with a Nickle Finish one time that I traded to a friend for a gun he had that I wanted.

    But the S&Ws that I did carry over the years: M-19 4" and 2 1/2" B/Up / M-66 4" / M-27 5" And I had a M-17 that I shot LE Competition with.
    Still have the M-27 5"


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  3. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I’ll join in S&W 10-5 (1969-70)

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  4. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    What’s the first 4 on the serial Chain?
     
  5. W.T. Sherman

    W.T. Sherman Well-Known Member

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    yeah, revolvers were nice back in the day before semi-auto, but they never did appeal to me except to collect a couple; NAGANT revolver and a S&W VICTORY.

    they are too slow for reloading unless you happen to have a reloading gizmo, and they don't have higher capacity then 6 rounds

    still, the mechanics of it are pretty amazing consider it was invented nearly 2 centuries ago, and hasn't drastically change since then
     
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  6. alsaqr

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    i own several model 10 revolvers and their variants, including a model 19. This model 10 belonged to the Hong Kong PD:

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  7. Rifling82

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  8. Sniper03

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    My Model 27 5" 357 Magnum - N Frame.
    It came in the traditional Blue S&W Box. But I bought this S&W Case to protect it.
    *I will be passing it on to the next of kin! One that I know will take care of it like I have over the years!:)

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  9. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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  10. sheepdawg

    sheepdawg Well-Known Member Supporter

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    That serial number puts the manufacture date of that 10-6 at late 1971 or early 1972.

    The cops started going stainless at that time. Cop cars started showing up with a/c and the blued revolvers weren't holding up in it.
     
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  11. c3shooter

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    Whether blued, nickeled or stainless, in all it's forms- the Military and Police Model should be in the history books under "Peacemaker of the 20th Century". Used, abused, neglected- and they still worked when you needed them to work. I have K,L, J and I frame versions- my oldest is probably a Model 1905 in .38 Special- and it still shoots very well.
     
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  12. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Thank you for the correction. I do not have the Smith book showing dates. I should have stated that the first year of the 10-5 was 1962. Do you know what the "D" prefix means?
     
  13. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    So would you feel "under armed" with a Model 10 at your disposal?
     
  14. Rifling82

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    sheepdawg Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Just that they had used up the "C" prefix.
     
  16. sheepdawg

    sheepdawg Well-Known Member Supporter

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    No. It was the police standard for many years with inferior round nose slugs. Your 10-6 is +P rated. Loaded with JHP +P Gold Dots or similar SD rounds I wouldn't feel outgunned especially with a couple of speed loaders full of extra ammo in my pocket
     
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  17. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The provenance is pretty damn cool on that one.
     
  18. JimRau

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    For 14 years mine was a M19-2!!!:cool::) It was a GREAT gun.:D
     
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  19. alsaqr

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    When was BDT24XX manufactured?

    Thanks.
     
  20. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    What model?