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    The Model 10's

    All is right with the world. I met up with the gentleman for the 4" this morning and it was as advertised. Very good condition, but few dings and scratches.

    Then I met up with the snub nose 10-5 guy this afternoon. He called me when I was enroute and told me that the cylinder latch would not reset on it's own and had to be held forward and cock the gun to reset to be able to fire the gun. I was already on my way so we met up. I took a look at it. It was packaged in box, wrapped in either a town table cloth or handkerchief and stored away for a while. The box has a stamp of October 1966. There is a spot on the barrel as he had said, but its raised up, and I think it's something stuck onto the barrel and not rust. Little bit of Hoppes didn't do anything, but I didn't try too hard yet to clean it off.

    Other than that it appears to be LNIB. It was gunked up and it appears his dad used some heavy oil or other type of motor oil to store the guns. Very "slow" when manipulating and spinning the cylinder, and the cylinder latch was as he described by phone. Grips have little to no wear. I couldn't pass up the deal.

    Got it, tore it down when I got home while the wife was cooking. I thought some oil might have been gunked up on the internals but it was actually the cylinder center pin spring that was gunked up. Polished up the extractor pin spring and it is like brand new. So here she is

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    Re: The Model 10's

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    A shot of the front of the cylinder. I only detect a burn mark around one chamber face and there's only a faint hint of a turn line. I'm thinking this gun has seen very little use. Has it really been sitting around for 51 years waiting to see what a real gun is supposed to be meant for?

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    Re: The Model 10's

    Very nice, I want one now :(
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    That's purdy!!

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    Oh Man! Now I want one too,,, That is one sweet Pea Shooter, John! Congratulations! Great acquisition!
    Was this a product of the lemonade stand,, I want to see pictures...
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    Good job John. I wish all of our kids did as they were told.

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    That Is great John. If you haven't seen this https://www.big45metalcleaner.com/ it works great on rust with a little oil.
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    Re: The Model 10's

    So i'm really looking at this snubnose and I really don't think it's ever been fired outside of the factory. I am hesitant to put the first marks on this little gun. I don't want it sitting in the safe, and I don't think a model 10 will ever bring in much cash, even unfired. But it's such a beauty.

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    Re: The Model 10's

    Quote Originally Posted by John View Post
    But it's such a beauty.
    Just wait'll some Model 686 hussy comes along and steals your affection away.
    Never give the devil a ride. He will always want to drive.

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    Shoot that puppy, John,,, She will not be a happy snubby sittin in da safe..... Make like Trump and Fire that puppy..... Makin da Model 10 Great Again...
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    Re: The Model 10's

    I don't remember what model number it was, but I was given a 5 shot stubbie S&W revolver back about eight years ago. Think it was built in the late '50 or early '60. Didn't much care for the way it handled so I gave it to my brother who had just moved into an apartment and wanted something besides his S&W 4 in SS .357 mag for HD
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    Re: The Model 10's

    I would guess it would have been a 36 or pre model 36 chiefs special. Possibly a 37 if it was airweight. I love the j frames and they fit me well, especially with the boot grips. I have a couple of those too

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    Re: The Model 10's

    Alright, then shoot them I shall. Loaded up a bunch of my "lipstick" SWC's for tomorrow morning. And we can take ol' "Fire and Fury" out to the range for some fun

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    And excuse all the finger prints on that pretty blue finish. See Hammer's thread on how he gets used to a new handgun and it might explain why!

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    Looking forward to the report!
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    Re: The Model 10's

    Quote Originally Posted by John View Post
    I would guess it would have been a 36 or pre model 36 chiefs special. Possibly a 37 if it was airweight. I love the j frames and they fit me well, especially with the boot grips. I have a couple of those too
    Thanks, Chiefs Special does register.
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