S&W .38 special

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by MobileMarine, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. MobileMarine

    MobileMarine New Member

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    OK I traded my newly acquired beretta 92 in stainless for my grandpas old smithy
    Now before some of you start bashing on how that deal sucked , I only had 300.00 in the 92 and I have a taurus 92 so close enough to the same gun for me . I was wondering if some of you could tell me about what year and such this ol girl may be , I remember it very well growing up so I know its at least 28 yrs old but here is the numbers . 47546 mod 10.5 with a hand engraved # of 754695 . The last number makes me kinda believe it was issued to some one @ one point but its located on the bottom of the drum well . if need be i will upload some pics . it came in a black two snap S . D MYREE holster
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Model 10
    -1 1959 Heavy Barrel
    -2 1961 Changed extractor rod thread to LH on standard barrel
    -3 1961 Same as above, for heavy barrel
    -4 1962 Screw in front of trigger eliminated
    -5 1962 1/10" to 1/8" front sight, on standard barrel
    -5 1962 Screw in front of trigger guard eliminated on
    heavy barrel model
    -7 1977 Change to put gas ring from yoke to cylinder
    -8 1977 Change to put gas ring from yoke to cylinder
    on heavy barrel model
     

  3. MobileMarine

    MobileMarine New Member

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    interesting , i have some old wad cutters to fire thru it this afternoon . I should be getting a 6in stainless s&w 357 soon , It seems the revolver collection is getting big all of a sudden . thanks for the info
     
  4. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    I do not think that the deal sucked at all. There is only one Grandpas Model 10 with a little history and possibly some sentimental effect also. And a ton of 92pistols. I still have all of my grandfathers weapons and will be passing them on to my grandsons. I believe C3 did a great job dating your pistol.
    Enjoy it but I would not fire a lot of real hot defense rounds through it. Not that it would not shoot them well, just thinking about preserving it in the long run.

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  5. ArizonaLawman

    ArizonaLawman New Member

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    Not gonna bash you! I heart the Smith K Frames, and it sounds like you got a SWEETY! Remember....92's are nearly a dime a dozen. A classic Smith wheelgun is like a peach!
     
  6. MobileMarine

    MobileMarine New Member

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    I found a few pounds of old hand loads most are ball or wad cutters that i have been shooting out of my security six for a while with no issues . I think ill take the wheel guns out this weekend with the exception of the spainish 32 , that one scares me and cost too much to shoot
     
  7. colmustard

    colmustard New Member

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    Congrats! I love my old 70s k frame
     
  8. MobileMarine

    MobileMarine New Member

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    I have another k frame in .22 and its almost as accurate as any of the 22 rifles i own
     
  9. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    The number 47546 does not match with the Model 10-5.

    If the hand engraved number is the Serial Number, it should have a "K" prefix.

    If it is a M10-5 with a S/N of K754,695 then it was produced in 1967. (The same year I went to boot camp.) :eek:
     
  10. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    My S&W M19-3 IS the most accurate handgun I own! It makes me look good shooting her.
     
  11. oldcoptn46

    oldcoptn46 Member Supporter

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    Ditto what Cane said. I've got a Model 19 that can drive tacks.