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Stickman
12-06-17, 17:16
Looks like the SOG sale is over, so now we have this as a generic S&W revolver thread. Post your pictures, the modifications, your favorite loads etc.

https://68.media.tumblr.com/c8a1f98279383210d8d3bfbd78cf3843/tumblr_p1hpc3aXQk1rrcg2fo1_1280.jpg




There are going to be some people who see this too late, and kick themselves for not picking up a S&W Model 64 (SS version of the Model 10). The S&W Model 10, and 64 offered here are the heavy barrel 38 +P rated weapons that almost every cop carried back in the 60s, 70s and 80s. While wonder 9s are still wonderful, these did a great job of putting dirtbags into the ground where they belonged. Most of the used Model 64s (and 10s) are prior security or LE, with many of them being imported back into the US from overseas.

The Model 64s are stainless steel, and are a "4” heavy barrel with rubber grips. These are all stainless steel revolvers in very good to excellent condition". They have two models, one which is a double action only (DAO), and one which is your traditional double/ single action. It may be worth noting that the DAO is the same as the DA/SA, with the exception of the hammer which can be swapped out to make it DA/SA again. These are used pistols, but are built for a lifetime of abuse with 38 ammo. These are NOT 357s.

I have no affiliation with SOG (though I wish I did so I would have known this was coming up), and bought one of each model 64. My plans are to see what sort of shape the weapons are in, and then possibly blast the SS to dull it a bit. I am debating going with the grips which are on it, or possibly switching them out to G10 which looks fantastic IMHO. Had I known these were going to be on sale, I would have probably bought 4 instead of 2.

Once the deal on this thread is over, I'm going to switch this thread and change to title to a thread where we just talk about the S&W Model 10 and Model 64s. Any thoughts, comments, or opinions you want to throw out there, feel free to do so now. If you have pictures, stories, or info to add about the 10/64, go ahead and start posting. As soon as mine come in I'll start posting pictures!

uffdaphil
12-06-17, 19:01
Thanks for the heads up Stick. I was just about to swap out excess .38 ammo as I prefer .357 in my lever gun. I assume these are round butt? I donít know enough to tell from the pic.

I am leaning towards the VZ 320 in black cherry.

gaijin
12-06-17, 19:03
Not much can beat a well broken in, double action trigger of a "K" frame S&W.

I have several old mod. 10's and prefer the 2".
Also have a couple of mod. 12's- which were the alloy frame mod. 10. One of the 12's I converted to DOA and bobbed the hammer.
It is a fine carry gun, particularly with winter clothes.

SeriousStudent
12-06-17, 20:20
There is a lot to be said for teaching a "non gun person" how to handle a 4" DAO Model 64.

I have a 2" Model 64, and a 4" Model 64 as well. They make excellent teaching guns.

And I agree with you, Stick - a pair of G10 VZ grips would look great on your new wheelguns.

gunnerblue
12-06-17, 21:21
Awesome. I was just starting to look for a couple of police trade-Ins. If I’m reading the ad correctly I have to wait until Wednesday to get the featured sale price? Right now their website shows $299 for the 64.

andre3k
12-07-17, 13:05
I transferred one of the DAO models a few weeks ago for a coworker. It definitely a shooter grade revolver. There was no endshake, timing was fine, but it had been carried a lot and it showed. But the DA trigger pull was awesome. At this price I would buy at least two. They will only go up in price.

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Stickman
12-07-17, 19:27
I transferred one of the DAO models a few weeks ago for a coworker. It definitely a shooter grade revolver. There was no endshake, timing was fine, but it had been carried a lot and it showed. But the DA trigger pull was awesome. At this price I would buy at least two. They will only go up in price.



If you mean the Model 64 DAO, that is only a bead blast cabinet away from looking new....

Stickman
12-07-17, 19:33
Thanks for the heads up Stick. I was just about to swap out excess .38 ammo as I prefer .357 in my lever gun. I assume these are round butt? I don’t know enough to tell from the pic.

I am leaning towards the VZ 320 in black cherry.

I'm not sure if they have a mix of square and round, or if it is only one or the other.

Once I get mine in, and tear them down for a good cleaning, I'll wax the frame under the grips and throw Pachmayr grips on them of round or square flavor. I'm not too picky at this point.

Stickman
12-07-17, 19:34
Awesome. I was just starting to look for a couple of police trade-Ins. If I’m reading the ad correctly I have to wait until Wednesday to get the featured sale price? Right now their website shows $299 for the 64.

"Specials are valid ONLY on the DATE SHOWN."

If you are local to them maybe you could get them to change their rules, but otherwise, I think you are out of luck.

Stickman
12-07-17, 19:37
There is a lot to be said for teaching a "non gun person" how to handle a 4" DAO Model 64.

I have a 2" Model 64, and a 4" Model 64 as well. They make excellent teaching guns.

And I agree with you, Stick - a pair of G10 VZ grips would look great on your new wheelguns.


They would look Paris Hilton hot with VZ grips, but there is something dirty, back alley old school cop about Pachmayr grips. I wonder if I showed up for duty with one how bad I would get in trouble...

andre3k
12-07-17, 20:37
If you mean the Model 64 DAO, that is only a bead blast cabinet away from looking new....

Here's a pic of the one I received.

http://i63.tinypic.com/2hxramt.jpg


http://i67.tinypic.com/a09clh.jpg

SeriousStudent
12-07-17, 22:06
They would look Paris Hilton hot with VZ grips, but there is something dirty, back alley old school cop about Pachmayr grips. I wonder if I showed up for duty with one how bad I would get in trouble...

Oh, don't do the Goodyears! Go old-school cool with some Magna grips! :neo:

I am sure I have a set someplace upstairs, with a Safariland rig to match. Wear that as you hold roll call, and stare down all the new folks.

gaijin
12-08-17, 06:25
Magna's and Tyler "T" grip were the trick set up here.

If you were actually carrying concealed, the wood grips wouldn't hang up on clothing or print like the Pach's.

https://i.imgur.com/q8zQuKl.jpg

Hulkstr8
12-08-17, 10:36
They would look Paris Hilton hot with VZ grips, but there is something dirty, back alley old school cop about Pachmayr grips. I wonder if I showed up for duty with one how bad I would get in trouble...

When I picked up my first revolver - a 4" model 19 - it came with the Pac combat grips. It's a sexy workhorse. I might post a pic just for fun.

Also, btw. Could you explain to a noob like me the wax under the grips idea?

Kain
12-08-17, 11:14
When I picked up my first revolver - a 4" model 19 - it came with the Pac combat grips. It's a sexy workhorse. I might post a pic just for fun.

Also, btw. Could you explain to a noob like me the wax under the grips idea?

Wax under the grips is probably to prevent corosion or rust. Would be my assumption at least.

I do kind of want one of these six guns, but I am not sure what these filll tgat my Colt Police doesn't in my collection. And the Colt was cheaper. lol.

Stickman
12-09-17, 14:13
When I picked up my first revolver - a 4" model 19 - it came with the Pac combat grips. It's a sexy workhorse. I might post a pic just for fun.

Also, btw. Could you explain to a noob like me the wax under the grips idea?

Kain already nailed it, but yes, the reason we want to wax under the grips of steel pistols is to prevent rust. While this might not be an issue for guys who have weapons living in a climate controlled safe, for cops who are out in the weather, especially with the rain in the PNW, wax is there because it needs extra protection in areas which aren't wiped down or can't dry easily.

Stickman
12-09-17, 18:32
New to me Model 10-7. Being a 10-7, it was probably made in 1977. I've not yet pulled this one apart, but have rang some steel with it, and it is a joy to fire.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_%26_Wesson_Model_10


Model 10 Engineering and Production Changes Timeline

10 (1957): begin stamping model number.
10-1 (1959): introduction of heavy barrel (the frame is slightly different for the heavy barrel, and changes to the standard-barrel variant were generally carried over to the heavy-barrel variant, thus the engineering changes happen in pairs)
10-2 (1961): change extractor rod thread for standard barrel
10-3 (1961): change extractor rod thread for heavy barrel, change front sight width from 1/10" to 1/8"
10-4 (1962): eliminate trigger-guard screw on standard barrel frame
10-5 (1962): change sight width from 1/10 in to 1/8 in for standard barrel
10-6 (1962): eliminate trigger-guard screw on heavy-barrel frame
10-7 (1977): change gas ring from yoke to cylinder for standard barrel
10-8 (1977): change gas ring from yoke to cylinder for heavy barrel
10-9 (1988): new yoke retention system, radius stud package, floating hand hammer nose bushing for standard barrel
10-10 (1988): new yoke retention system, radius stud package, floating hand hammer nose bushing for heavy barrel
10-11 (1997): MIM hammer/trigger + floating firing pin for standard barrel
10-12 (1997): MIM hammer/trigger + floating firing pin for heavy barrel
10-13 (2002): limited production 1899 commemorative edition


http://78.media.tumblr.com/90c29645c257f388483ac986bb5e51d7/tumblr_p0pvjm9pil1rrcg2fo1_1280.jpg

SeriousStudent
12-09-17, 19:02
Nice wheelgun, I love those old Model 10's. :)

Stickman
12-09-17, 23:05
Nice wheelgun, I love those old Model 10's. :)

It is hard to argue them, especially with low prices.

Stickman
12-09-17, 23:07
Wax under the grips is probably to prevent corosion or rust. Would be my assumption at least.

I do kind of want one of these six guns, but I am not sure what these filll tgat my Colt Police doesn't in my collection. And the Colt was cheaper. lol.

If you paid under $200-250 for your Colts, and it is a similar style pistol to these, you did exceedingly well and I would love to hear what models you have and what you paid.

Stickman
12-09-17, 23:08
http://78.media.tumblr.com/d4946e33cfb3503f85b799900d13f977/tumblr_p0q8nw3rpe1rrcg2fo1_1280.jpg

Kain
12-09-17, 23:27
If you paid under $200-250 for your Colts, and it is a similar style pistol to these, you did exceedingly well and I would love to hear what models you have and what you paid.

I picked up a Police Positive Special for a little over $200 back a few months after SH, semi autos and AR were going for stupid money, wheel guns though.... not so much. Newish model, probably 80s, or early 90's production, full lug under the barrel, 4 inch. Blued steel, leather holster included. Has some wear on it from holster as well as near the muzzle which makes me think it was a duty revolver for a PD. But, with 158gr .38 it shoots exceedingly well. At ten yards, DA, I have stacked most of a cylinder in one hole, the one flyer being solely me, because the trigger is very smooth in DA or SA. It keeps my Colt Double Eagle company during the long snowy nights up here.

i will try to get a few pictures in the next day or so.

Make no mistake, I would enjoy adding one of the Smiths to my stable, or getting one for my old man who grew up in the era of all steel guns and revolvers and still prefers them. Unfortunately funds don't allow it, and with funds tight, I have to ask why spend the money with I have other guns I equally enjoy.

darr3239
12-09-17, 23:51
I'd like to see a Police Positive with a full lug under the barrel.

JaegerOne
12-10-17, 01:32
New to me Model 10-7. Being a 10-7, it was probably made in 1977. I've not yet pulled this one apart, but have rang some steel with it, and it is a joy to fire.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_%26_Wesson_Model_10




http://78.media.tumblr.com/90c29645c257f388483ac986bb5e51d7/tumblr_p0pvjm9pil1rrcg2fo1_1280.jpg

Your 10-7 could be 1979 too.

Kain
12-10-17, 18:47
I'd like to see a Police Positive with a full lug under the barrel.

Gonna have to revise my post, there was a fair bit of bourbon, and rum, and beers, and god knows what else consumed last evening. And I was thinking of the some of the old Colt Police revolvers which had no lug while the one I owned has some of a lug. So compared to the other options it has a 'full lug' irregardless it is a nice shoot example.

here is it with the pistol that might have replaced it, with 3 times the rounds on board.

https://i.imgur.com/2oZaezN.jpg

Some more of it with it successor.

https://i.imgur.com/gkWBY8T.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/xabyEFi.jpg

And a final picture showing a little more wear on the right side, leading to me believe it was likely a duty weapon at some point.

https://i.imgur.com/uWSTOaz.jpg

All in all a gem in my collection.

Stickman
12-11-17, 02:15
I picked up a Police Positive Special for a little over $200 back a few months after SH, semi autos and AR were going for stupid money, wheel guns though.... not so much. Newish model, probably 80s, or early 90's production, full lug under the barrel, 4 inch. Blued steel, leather holster included. Has some wear on it from holster as well as near the muzzle which makes me think it was a duty revolver for a PD. But, with 158gr .38 it shoots exceedingly well. At ten yards, DA, I have stacked most of a cylinder in one hole, the one flyer being solely me, because the trigger is very smooth in DA or SA. It keeps my Colt Double Eagle company during the long snowy nights up here.

i will try to get a few pictures in the next day or so.

Make no mistake, I would enjoy adding one of the Smiths to my stable, or getting one for my old man who grew up in the era of all steel guns and revolvers and still prefers them. Unfortunately funds don't allow it, and with funds tight, I have to ask why spend the money with I have other guns I equally enjoy.



Sounds like a Police Positive Mark V found its way to you, and at a great price! If you ever want to flip it and make a couple bucks let me know.

Stickman
12-11-17, 02:49
Your 10-7 could be 1979 too.

I had thought they were all switched over to 10-8s before then. Fill me in on what I'm missing as I'm certainly not an expert on these.

Stickman
12-11-17, 19:05
Gonna have to revise my post, there was a fair bit of bourbon, and rum, and beers, and god knows what else consumed last evening. And I was thinking of the some of the old Colt Police revolvers which had no lug while the one I owned has some of a lug. So compared to the other options it has a 'full lug' irregardless it is a nice shoot example.

here is it with the pistol that might have replaced it, with 3 times the rounds on board.

https://i.imgur.com/2oZaezN.jpg

Some more of it with it successor.

https://i.imgur.com/gkWBY8T.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/xabyEFi.jpg

And a final picture showing a little more wear on the right side, leading to me believe it was likely a duty weapon at some point.

https://i.imgur.com/uWSTOaz.jpg

All in all a gem in my collection.

Not as nice as the MK-V imho, but that is still a sexy beast!

Stickman
12-11-17, 19:07
Another pic of the S&W Model 10-7.


http://78.media.tumblr.com/e48c768968524a9b381065ebbd9e8846/tumblr_p0tmohpme91rrcg2fo1_1280.jpg

Kain
12-11-17, 20:01
Not as nice as the MK-V imho, but that is still a sexy beast!

Hey, now, for what she cost me, she is one damn sexy girl. I have a few guns in that category, didn't pay much, not the fastest, coolest, or sexiest, but for what I paid, and how well they shoot, I couldn't be happier.

And no, she ain't for sale. I get too much enjoyment punching targets with her at the range.

JaegerOne
12-14-17, 02:12
I had thought they were all switched over to 10-8s before then. Fill me in on what I'm missing as I'm certainly not an expert on these.

I have a 10-7 3" barrel mfg. in 1979.

Stickman
12-15-17, 03:26
I have a 10-7 3" barrel mfg. in 1979.



Odd, when you look at the dates of mfg, that shouldn't be legit, but again, I'm certainly not an expert and am just going off the published lists of years. Post up a pic of it when you get a chance. Thanks!



ETA a new pic for the page.


https://68.media.tumblr.com/c8a1f98279383210d8d3bfbd78cf3843/tumblr_p0tmpetVdl1rrcg2fo1_1280.jpg

JaegerOne
12-16-17, 01:30
Odd, when you look at the dates of mfg, that shouldn't be legit, but again, I'm certainly not an expert and am just going off the published lists of years. Post up a pic of it when you get a chance. Thanks!



ETA a new pic for the page.


https://68.media.tumblr.com/c8a1f98279383210d8d3bfbd78cf3843/tumblr_p0tmpetVdl1rrcg2fo1_1280.jpg

Go to the S&W Forum to get mfg. dates of all S&W revolvers.

Hulkstr8
12-17-17, 20:10
Kain already nailed it, but yes, the reason we want to wax under the grips of steel pistols is to prevent rust. While this might not be an issue for guys who have weapons living in a climate controlled safe, for cops who are out in the weather, especially with the rain in the PNW, wax is there because it needs extra protection in areas which aren't wiped down or can't dry easily.

So, should I just apply some of my snowboard wax to the frame under the grips? Semi-autos too?

None of my guns live in a safe haha.

Stickman
12-20-17, 19:24
So, should I just apply some of my snowboard wax to the frame under the grips? Semi-autos too?

None of my guns live in a safe haha.

On the PD we always used carnuba wax, now with Glocks it really doesn't matter and I think it is a lost secret.

Kain
12-20-17, 19:52
On the PD we always used carnuba wax, now with Glocks it really doesn't matter and I think it is a lost secret.

I think lost art is true. I know I have used grease under grips and on grip screws of some of my more traditional semi autos. Not that a Glock won't rust.

Actually would honestly interested in how they used to do PM back in the day. Love me some revolvers and running them, my glocks just do it better.

SeriousStudent
12-20-17, 20:00
This is the wax I use, and it works very well.

https://www.amazon.com/Picreator-PCRW2-BRK-Renaissance-Wax-Polish/dp/B0012S1XBO

It just takes a very small amount. I also use it on knives.

Kain
12-20-17, 20:02
This is the wax I use, and it works very well.

https://www.amazon.com/Picreator-PCRW2-BRK-Renaissance-Wax-Polish/dp/B0012S1XBO

It just takes a very small amount. I also use it on knives.

Shiiiiittttt. I didn't even think bout my shivs.
Thank you.

JaegerOne
12-21-17, 00:52
Been using Johnson's Paste Wax for a long time.

Joe R.
12-21-17, 15:53
A wee bit off topic but waxing MP5 mags keeps them from rusting as well. Another trick from back in the old days.

SeriousStudent
12-21-17, 16:14
A wee bit off topic but waxing MP5 mags keeps them from rusting as well. Another trick from back in the old days.

There's some good learnin' in them old books. :)

Indeed, I have done that with my Beretta and M&P mags as well.

Stickman
12-23-17, 17:03
https://68.media.tumblr.com/d1bad19dd698d41cc8d70e39e0d90195/tumblr_p1friceueA1rrcg2fo1_1280.jpg


https://68.media.tumblr.com/1cd0656d2d5e7876516a6741a0cea6c4/tumblr_p1frfjuwnK1rrcg2fo1_1280.jpg


https://68.media.tumblr.com/c4643b961cdf8a2761247ae27f892107/tumblr_p1frh89bPO1rrcg2fo1_1280.jpg

LOBO
12-23-17, 23:43
Renaissance Wax,

https://ads.midwayusa.com/product/2227541091/renaissance-wax-rust-preventative-and-gun-stock-polish

Stickman
12-24-17, 18:49
Renaissance Wax,

https://ads.midwayusa.com/product/2227541091/renaissance-wax-rust-preventative-and-gun-stock-polish

That is the one a lot of guys use that I know of. At least the guys who aren't just using carnuba.

Stickman
12-24-17, 18:50
https://68.media.tumblr.com/a0be879404b7fc80eafac96ada95ff7c/tumblr_p1frj87gOy1rrcg2fo1_1280.jpg

LOBO
12-24-17, 21:26
FWIW, the 10-7 was made in 1977 (Standard Catalog of S&W 4th edition).

S&W Military & Police pre-model 10 shipped 1946,

http://i65.tinypic.com/f4o2h1.jpg

Stickman
12-24-17, 23:05
FWIW, the 10-7 was made in 1977 (Standard Catalog of S&W 4th edition).

S&W Military & Police pre-model 10 shipped 1946,

http://i65.tinypic.com/f4o2h1.jpg


Thanks for the date, that is what I have read as well.

Good looking little guy, any idea if that is the original barrel?

SeriousStudent
12-25-17, 19:49
Renaissance Wax,

https://ads.midwayusa.com/product/2227541091/renaissance-wax-rust-preventative-and-gun-stock-polish

See also post #37. :cool:

LOBO
12-26-17, 00:32
Thanks for the date, that is what I have read as well.

Good looking little guy, any idea if that is the original barrel?

Yes sir, it is all matching numbers including the grips. When the revolver was delivered (along with its mate that I wish I had), Vern Atkins was Sheriff of Richardson County, NE.

http://i66.tinypic.com/vots2t.jpg

LOBO
12-26-17, 00:36
See also post #37. :cool:

oops! :jester:

Arik
12-26-17, 12:08
Here's a few

Model 66 no dash new in boxhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171226/6c8cdcafedb8184ba69a91650cd97540.jpg


Imported Model 13-2
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171226/4f0ba786fb8a35a1d720c0891d8b7ba5.jpg

Model 15-4https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171226/33ed8de92cfbf1e7e46a13b5f54a4ed2.jpg

SeriousStudent
12-26-17, 13:20
oops! :jester:

LOL - no worries.

It is awfully handy stuff to keep around. I have been using it on guns and knives for years.

flenna
12-26-17, 16:08
Yes sir, it is all matching numbers including the grips. When the revolver was delivered (along with its mate that I wish I had), Vern Atkins was Sheriff of Richardson County, NE.

http://i66.tinypic.com/vots2t.jpg

That is too cool.

Stickman
12-26-17, 18:10
Yes sir, it is all matching numbers including the grips. When the revolver was delivered (along with its mate that I wish I had), Vern Atkins was Sheriff of Richardson County, NE.

http://i66.tinypic.com/vots2t.jpg

Very cool.

Stickman
12-26-17, 18:11
Here's a few

Model 66 no dash new in boxhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171226/6c8cdcafedb8184ba69a91650cd97540.jpg


Imported Model 13-2
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171226/4f0ba786fb8a35a1d720c0891d8b7ba5.jpg

Model 15-4https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171226/33ed8de92cfbf1e7e46a13b5f54a4ed2.jpg

Very nice, how do you like the Hogue Monogrips? Are you using the rubber or the nylon version?

Arik
12-26-17, 18:22
Very nice, how do you like the Hogue Monogrips? Are you using the rubber or the nylon version?Rubber! They came with the gun. For practical use I love them. The model 15 has the original grips which completely suck for anything but slow target shooting. They're squared off and way too small. The Hogues fill my hand, absorb recoil quite well and most importantly the gun doesn't jump around in my hand

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ruckusjuice
12-26-17, 18:33
I picked this 64-5 up from SOG and will hopefully be dropping it off to get some work done. Itís definitely been carried a lot but the lockup seems tight and the trigger isnít too bad.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171226/fba67635ac0ccf57bf73b6008d70ef89.jpg


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Stickman
12-26-17, 18:43
I picked this 64-5 up from SOG and will hopefully be dropping it off to get some work done. It’s definitely been carried a lot but the lockup seems tight and the trigger isn’t too bad.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171226/fba67635ac0ccf57bf73b6008d70ef89.jpg




My SOG DAO Model 64 is pulled apart, and it was filthy and grittery inside, but she still had a great trigger pull. I dropped in a standard DA/SA trigger with a wide spur and had issue, but then I lost a plunger and spring and progress came to a halt. After 90 minutes of looking I found the plunger, but the spring must be in orbit because I would swear it isn't in this room or even the adjacent ones.

The DAO 64 is going to become the base for a project gun, and I think I'm going to really like it. I'm already wishing I had bought more.

flenna
12-26-17, 18:51
My SOG DAO Model 64 is pulled apart, and it was filthy and grittery inside, but she still had a great trigger pull. I dropped in a standard DA/SA trigger with a wide spur and had issue, but then I lost a plunger and spring and progress came to a halt. After 90 minutes of looking I found the plunger, but the spring must be in orbit because I would swear it isn't in this room or even the adjacent ones.

The DAO 64 is going to become the base for a project gun, and I think I'm going to really like it. I'm already wishing I had bought more.

I know there is a black hole in the universe that is filled with all the springs that have been launched while disassembling firearms.

flenna
12-26-17, 18:51
Doubletap

ruckusjuice
12-26-17, 19:27
My SOG DAO Model 64 is pulled apart, and it was filthy and grittery inside, but she still had a great trigger pull. I dropped in a standard DA/SA trigger with a wide spur and had issue, but then I lost a plunger and spring and progress came to a halt. After 90 minutes of looking I found the plunger, but the spring must be in orbit because I would swear it isn't in this room or even the adjacent ones.

The DAO 64 is going to become the base for a project gun, and I think I'm going to really like it. I'm already wishing I had bought more.

I got as far as taking the side plate off before I realized I wasnít prepared to completely strip a revolver. It looks like a pocket watch inside with leaf springs and little doohickeys that move tiny dinguses in order to rotate small things.


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LOBO
12-26-17, 21:02
I got as far as taking the side plate off before I realized I wasnít prepared to completely strip a revolver. It looks like a pocket watch inside with leaf springs and little doohickeys that move tiny dinguses in order to rotate small things.


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This book is a great addition to your book shelf if you want to work on S&W revolvers,

https://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-tools-supplies/books-amp-videos/books/handgun-gunsmithing-books/s-w-revolver-shop-manual-5th-edition-prod73553.aspx

LOBO
12-26-17, 21:08
S&W 29-4 5" 1 of 500 NIB,

http://i66.tinypic.com/23trsif.jpg

JaegerOne
12-27-17, 23:46
FWIW, the 10-7 was made in 1977 (Standard Catalog of S&W 4th edition).

S&W Military & Police pre-model 10 shipped 1946,

http://i65.tinypic.com/f4o2h1.jpg

My 10-7 was mfg. in 1979 as I've said. Ser. # 4D79XXX. Look it up.

JaegerOne
12-27-17, 23:48
Thanks for the date, that is what I have read as well.

Good looking little guy, any idea if that is the original barrel?

Didn't read far enough Stick.

gaijin
12-28-17, 10:45
One you don't see frequently; .38/44 HD (Heavy Duty).
This was the forerunner to the .357 magnum- an "N" frame .38 Special that fired a 158-grain metal-penetrating copper-tipped lead-alloy bullet at 1,125 feet per second (from 6.5" barrel).

My example is a birth year gun (1952), "5 screw" and is typical "old school" S&W craftsmanship.
I have always been partial to the 4". N frames.

https://i.imgur.com/m1x7DEL.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/LVlm20M.jpg

LOBO
12-28-17, 16:11
My 10-7 was mfg. in 1979 as I've said. Ser. # 4D79XXX. Look it up.

FWIW, I did look it up in the SC of S&W 4th edition. Since you originally only posted that it was a 10-7, that was all I had to go on. In the engineering and production changes section the 10-7 is shown as only being produced in 1977. With your serial number I was able to look it up and as you correctly said it does show a manufacture date of 1979. One thing I have learned from years of collecting S&W revolvers is that nothing is set in stone. Just trying to help out. :)

LOBO
12-28-17, 17:18
S&W 38-44 Heavy Duty 4" shipped to the Arkansas State Police

http://i66.tinypic.com/2uzqttu.jpg

http://i64.tinypic.com/30xfpj9.jpg

http://i63.tinypic.com/1z6w9d1.jpg

HardToHandle
12-28-17, 21:36
Picked up my SOG model 10 DAO today. My FFL slid it across the counter and said "It is filthy. I had to pound on the cylinder to get it open. We had a couple other guys get these from Southern Ohio. Yours is the worst." The finish was used but the trigger pull was so smooth....

49462

I went home, wiped it down and headed for the range, in single digit temperatures. First six shots were great, a two inch group. Cylinders two through six had numerous FtFs, with presumptive light primer hits on the Remington 130 grain FMJs. I switched to 130gr Fiocchi, which also had light hits. I tried a few Hornady hollow points, which touched off fine.

49463

It appears to be just this Model 10, as I used the same ammo in my SW 442 without issue in between frustrations. I even tried several of the dimpled primer unfired cartridges which all fired easily in the 442.

Thoughts from the pros here?
I oiled up the transfer bar upon getting home.
Also pulled the rubber grips... Minor rusting underneath.

49464

>>>>> Update - the strain screw was backed way out. Thanks to all the responses - heavier trigger pull resulted in consistent primer hits.

gunnerblue
12-28-17, 21:53
Funny, my FFL said the same thing about the condition of my SOG 64. Haven’t shot it yet and am currently debating whether to bead blast it or moly-resin it black. Either way it’ll probably get black cherry VZ grips.

LOBO
12-28-17, 21:54
You might want to make sure that the main spring screw is screwed in all the way.

JaegerOne
12-29-17, 01:43
FWIW, I did look it up in the SC of S&W 4th edition. Since you originally only posted that it was a 10-7, that was all I had to go on. In the engineering and production changes section the 10-7 is shown as only being produced in 1977. With your serial number I was able to look it up and as you correctly said it does show a manufacture date of 1979. One thing I have learned from years of collecting S&W revolvers is that nothing is set in stone. Just trying to help out. :)

Mine was made for the Australian Police Dept..

gaijin
12-29-17, 06:53
I'm with Lobo- check the strain screw is fully tightened- and has NOT BEEN SHORTENED. Was common for "gunsmith" to file length off the strain screw, and/or not fully tighten.
This gave a dandy double action pull, but was uselessly unreliable.
Your hammer spring looks to have crap for tension, it's nearly straight in your photo.
Another "trick" was to file meat off both sides of the hammer spring, which resulted in a thinner spring- that had less resistance.
Frequently the REBOUND SPRING was shortened by a couple to several coils.
All this half assedness gave the illusion of a smooth, light double action pull, but was usually NOT reliable.

If there are signs of grinding, filing or cutting on these- I'd just replace them.
At least you'll have a reliable revolver.

Getting a good, smooth double action pull on a revolver isn't rocket surgery, but you do need to know what you're doing.
Most beneficial is stoning the bearing surfaces on hammer/trigger. polishing the sides where the studs in frame secure these parts and polishing the rebound block.
The use of LIGHTER springs is acceptable (with exception of rebound spring), but you need to know what you're doing.

gaijin
12-29-17, 07:13
An old 10-5.
I keep this at the office- my wife prefers a double action revolver to an autoloader- due to the perceived simplicity and minimal dedication to manual of arms; pick it up, pull trigger.
Like all old K frames the double action on this is outstanding, further helped by a trigger job and grind/polish serrations from face of trigger.
The double action pull is 8.5 pounds and will go "bang" everytime, irregardless of ammo.
Loaded with 135 +P "short barrel" and secured to the underside of desk with a gun magnet, it gives wife sense of security.

https://i.imgur.com/7Wn02Ta.jpg?2

LOBO
12-29-17, 12:08
That is a great looking model 10! I love the stocks with the T grip.

AR-n-Ky
12-29-17, 14:15
I have a Smith & Wesson model 10 tapered barrel made for the Royal Hong Police.

I got it many years ago, new unissued in the box ( I no longer have the box, as it was badly water damaged and falling apart ). The model 10 on the other hand looked perfect.

I paid $250.00 for it, two speedloaders and a box of Federal 129gr Hydra-Shok +P ammo.

I carried it for a time when I was working for a security company that only approved revolvers.

I changed the grips to the Uncle Mike grips, which felt way better than the thin service grips that came on it.

I always qualified with it with a perfect score or almost perfect score. With the lowest score being a 393 out of 400.

I felt confident in that Smith & Wesson model 10. I liked how it carried, and I could shoot it fast and accurately.

I still carry it from time to time, it still looks fairly good, though there is some finish wear.

The Smith & Wesson model 10 size revolver is a favorite of mine in a wheelgun, though I'm not a big revolver fan in general. I rather have and carry my Glock 17/22.

That said, my model 10 Smith has a special place for me. It's simple, reliable and accurate. Easy to carry.

Stickman
12-29-17, 15:05
Funny, my FFL said the same thing about the condition of my SOG 64. Havenít shot it yet and am currently debating whether to bead blast it or moly-resin it black. Either way itíll probably get black cherry VZ grips.

Give it a rough blast, and it will be a middle grey color. That is my plan, if you make it a light grey color with just a wistfull little blast, you will find it starts to smooth out again.

TriggerFish
12-29-17, 15:17
I bought this 1967 Utah Highway Patrol M27-2 3.5" in '03. I would have kept and shot it this way save for the fact it had mechanical problems as well as the obvious cosmetic.
https://i.imgur.com/GRzEnCI.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/p7xyaB9.jpg
I sent it to the S&W Performance Center in early '04 for a "refresh".
https://i.imgur.com/T2RRbwD.jpg
The UHP now wears S&W Presentation stocks & was joined in '07 by the nickel M27-2 3.5"
Both N-frame revolvers are shot often and handle .357 as easy as my K-frame .38 handles wadcutters.
The UHP was shipped: May 18, 1967
The nickel was shipped: December 1971
"Life's too short to shoot ugly guns."

shadowrider
12-29-17, 15:50
Picked up my SOG model 10 DAO today. My FFL slid it across the counter and said "It is filthy. I had to pound on the cylinder to get it open. We had a couple other guys get these from Southern Ohio. Yours is the worst." The finish was used but the trigger pull was so smooth....

49462

I went home, wiped it down and headed for the range, in single digit temperatures. First six shots were great, a two inch group. Cylinders two through six had numerous FtFs, with presumptive light primer hits on the Remington 130 grain FMJs. I switched to 130gr Fiocchi, which also had light hits. I tried a few Hornady hollow points, which touched off fine.

49463

It appears to be just this Model 10, as I used the same ammo in my SW 442 without issue in between frustrations. I even tried several of the dimpled primer unfired cartridges which all fired easily in the 442.

Thoughts from the pros here?
I oiled up the transfer bar upon getting home.
Also pulled the rubber grips... Minor rusting underneath.

49464

Looks like your strain screw is backed way out. I use blue loctite on all of mine. They need to be screwed in tight and will back off if regularly shot. If S&W revolvers have an achilles heel this is it.

Stickman
12-29-17, 15:56
I bought this 1967 Utah Highway Patrol M27-2 3.5" in '03. I would have kept and shot it this way save for the fact it had mechanical problems as well as the obvious cosmetic.
https://i.imgur.com/GRzEnCI.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/p7xyaB9.jpg
I sent it to the S&W Performance Center in early '04 for a "refresh".
https://i.imgur.com/T2RRbwD.jpg
The UHP now wears S&W Presentation stocks & was joined in '07 by the nickel M27-2 3.5"
Both N-frame revolvers are shot often and handle .357 as easy as my K-frame .38 handles wadcutters.
The UHP was shipped: May 18, 1967
The nickel was shipped: December 1971
"Life's too short to shoot ugly guns."

Beautiful, thank you for sharing those with us!

ChattanoogaPhil
12-30-17, 08:55
https://i.imgur.com/MkXVxBG.jpg

TriggerFish
12-30-17, 10:13
https://i.imgur.com/bTm1A3G.jpg
Birth year/month (7 days off on day) M&P .38 Spl. 2" - stocks numbered to gun
Shipped: November 20, 1947

EVR
01-06-18, 01:03
https://s5.postimg.org/52oyti7lz/heavyparang44.jpg

https://s5.postimg.org/roua685wn/hgvarmint1.jpg

https://s5.postimg.org/ycmaf3fgn/44grouse1jpg.jpg

https://s5.postimg.org/u661dlkp3/1_Bear_Hunting44_Hanging_BW.jpg

Stickman
01-06-18, 14:11
https://s5.postimg.org/52oyti7lz/heavyparang44.jpg

https://s5.postimg.org/roua685wn/hgvarmint1.jpg

https://s5.postimg.org/ycmaf3fgn/44grouse1jpg.jpg

https://s5.postimg.org/u661dlkp3/1_Bear_Hunting44_Hanging_BW.jpg

Good pics and great sig line as well.

TriggerFish
01-30-18, 16:13
Four from 1947
https://i.imgur.com/xfEJzC7.jpg

TriggerFish
02-11-18, 14:13
December 1971 • S&W Model 27-2 • 3.5" bbl. • Nickel • .357 Magnum
https://i.imgur.com/NG6ZY2B.jpg

gaijin
02-11-18, 14:59
REALLY nice group of S&W's TF.
Is '47 a birth year?

ArtoftheGun
02-11-18, 15:00
I've got an itch for the SW 629 JM PC handgun, chambered in 9mm. Anyone have one? What's the word on them? Kind of pricey, but I really prefer 9mm these days in all my handguns.

josh_va
02-19-18, 17:55
10-7. Unsure of age. My parents gave it to me for my 21st birthday. In original box. I've put 200 rounds through it, and it's been sitting in the safe. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180219/5defe0fb63d97ec415f26c6f77de4923.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180219/872f4638d395b6fe14aac90ec0587b7f.jpg

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Stickman
02-19-18, 20:14
Nice looking pistol Josh.

josh_va
02-19-18, 20:27
Nice looking pistol Josh.Thanks

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usmcvet
02-19-18, 20:48
https://i.imgur.com/MkXVxBG.jpg

I have that knife and my 642 came in today. I need to grab it tomorrow. Unfortunately my knife isnít made in America like yours.


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usmcvet
02-19-18, 20:52
They would look Paris Hilton hot with VZ grips, but there is something dirty, back alley old school cop about Pachmayr grips. I wonder if I showed up for duty with one how bad I would get in trouble...

If you do get yourself set up with one of those Milt Sparks quad speed loader pouches! Of course now I canít find a photo. Iím pretty sure it was Milt Sparks two up and two down.

It was Tex Shoemaker whom made the quad! Looks like theyíre out of business now.

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LDB
02-19-18, 21:24
December 1971 ē S&W Model 27-2 ē 3.5" bbl. ē Nickel ē .357 Magnum
https://i.imgur.com/NG6ZY2B.jpg

One of the finest looking revolvers ever made. You can't top S&W nickel.

TriggerFish
02-20-18, 09:32
REALLY nice group of S&W's TF.
Is '47 a birth year?

Thanks, and yes it is.

Stickman
02-20-18, 16:45
https://78.media.tumblr.com/1cb0a741925d2441fdd5715c1c08feb8/tumblr_p4gxreWTOx1rrcg2fo1_540.jpg

usmcvet
02-21-18, 22:04
https://78.media.tumblr.com/1cb0a741925d2441fdd5715c1c08feb8/tumblr_p4gxreWTOx1rrcg2fo1_540.jpg

Very cool. I just started looking for an old leather duty holster for my 4Ē Model 10.


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Stickman
03-05-18, 20:45
The S&W 64DAO SS .38 is back on sale at SOG for $250.

usmcvet
03-07-18, 23:57
My new Model 10-10 from SOG.
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Arik
03-10-18, 10:10
1969 10-5 police issuedhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180310/2253539277efbd298f4fd5d244142eaa.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180310/e2aaf8f85b0b4024087cfb5d720c3bb5.jpg

Pre model 10. 1926


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usmcvet
03-10-18, 21:49
I just picked up a 2" Model 64 today.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180311/35983f04680e533c9fa9cf1e2adbbf66.jpg

I'm looking forward to shooting it. The trigger pull is nice and smooth. The round butt fits my hand better.


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usmcvet
03-11-18, 05:24
I have that knife and my 642 came in today. I need to grab it tomorrow. Unfortunately my knife isnít made in America like yours.


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flenna
03-11-18, 07:17
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All these cool Smiths inspired me to get out my old PPC distinguished service revolver that I haven't shot in 20+ years. It is a model 19-5 with a 6" barrel, Millet sights and the action tuned by the late George Wessinger. What a sweet shooter, I was easily ringing an 8" x12" steel plate at fifty yards.

usmcvet
03-11-18, 07:37
All these cool Smiths inspired me to get out my old PPC distinguished service revolver that I haven't shot in 20+ years. It is a model 19-5 with a 6" barrel, Millet sights and the action tuned by the late George Wessinger. What a sweet shooter, I was easily ringing an 8" x12" steel plate at fifty yards.

Please share some photos.


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flenna
03-11-18, 13:05
Please share some photos.


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Here it is. 50942

uffdaphil
03-11-18, 13:11
10-5 from GB. Near perfect bluing with three tiny pits. Nice companion for my 64.
50941

Sorry, photo uploader has recently begun only posting thumbs.

usmcvet
03-11-18, 15:18
Here it is. 50942

Very nice. The sights look awesome. I realy like the Safariland speedoaders too.


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TriggerFish
03-20-18, 12:41
My now 10 year old 60th Birthday present to myself: A (5/79 shipped) Model 60, high polished by S&W P.C. and engraved by Wayne D’Angelo*:

http://i.imgur.com/ukzzj9p.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/UqS9zFK.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/nPOJjKs.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/GNvZFm2.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/aWVvfEt.jpg

*Wayne is a Master Engraver for both Smith & Wesson and Colt

STF
03-20-18, 19:08
My now 10 year old 60th Birthday present to myself: A (5/79 shipped) Model 60, high polished by S&W P.C. and engraved by Wayne DíAngelo*:

http://i.imgur.com/ukzzj9p.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/UqS9zFK.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/nPOJjKs.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/GNvZFm2.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/aWVvfEt.jpg

*Wayne is a Master Engraver for both Smith & Wesson and Colt

The detail on that engraving is really impressive.


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usmcvet
03-20-18, 20:29
My now 10 year old 60th Birthday present to myself: A (5/79 shipped) Model 60, high polished by S&W P.C. and engraved by Wayne DíAngelo*:

http://i.imgur.com/ukzzj9p.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/UqS9zFK.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/nPOJjKs.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/GNvZFm2.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/aWVvfEt.jpg

*Wayne is a Master Engraver for both Smith & Wesson and Colt

That's Beautiful. Happy 70th!


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Hulkstr8
03-22-18, 18:50
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I need to know what he is getting for his 70th! Happy Belated Birthday!

usmcvet
03-22-18, 19:49
I need to know what he is getting for his 70th! Happy Belated Birthday!

I agree! Let's see it buddy.


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TriggerFish
03-23-18, 11:29
Well for "70" my gift was not a gun but a car.
https://i.imgur.com/1Pw5dZS.jpg
Exoto 1/10th scale 1966 Ford GT40 MKII - Shelby American's #2 - 1966 Le Mans Winner - drivers: Bruce McLaren & Chris Amon
(G27/.357 SIG shown for size) - crappy cell phone pic... sorry

Dcr5595
03-25-18, 11:03
Smith & Wesson model 37 air-weight. I inherited it from my grandmother and I would say it is pretty close to NIB. The bluing on this gun is impeccable.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180325/bb2da5a7cbdbf10f32e9523bddc2a310.jpg


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usmcvet
03-25-18, 11:45
Smith & Wesson model 37 air-weight. I inherited it from my grandmother and I would say it is pretty close to NIB. The bluing on this gun is impeccable.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180325/bb2da5a7cbdbf10f32e9523bddc2a310.jpg


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Beautiful old Gun.

Cool car TriggerFish.


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usmcvet
03-25-18, 14:54
I've been on a revolver buying spree thanks to this thread. [emoji12]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180325/fa804c40a263799a5929c6855ec43259.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180325/eee4f91c8a183a437b0642b055a5e49d.jpg

This 2" 10-5 should be arriving soon! I was told it was built in 1966-1967.


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usmcvet
03-25-18, 15:05
S&W 29-4 5" 1 of 500 NIB,

http://i66.tinypic.com/23trsif.jpg

I drooled over these when they came out. I loved the unfluted cylinder.


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usmcvet
03-25-18, 15:16
December 1971 ē S&W Model 27-2 ē 3.5" bbl. ē Nickel ē .357 Magnum
https://i.imgur.com/NG6ZY2B.jpg

You should sell me that beauty! I was born 04 January '72.


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TriggerFish
03-25-18, 16:42
usmcvet, "Big Nik" is one of a pair of 27-2 3.5" Smiths
https://i.imgur.com/T2RRbwD.jpg
that I am saving to give to my 2 grandsons. The blue is a resurrected Utah Highway Patrol revo that is my favorite .357 shooter.
Also I have a standing offer from a friend in WA on the S&W Forum to buy Big Nik for $3K IF I don't end up giving it to my #1 grandson... who is currently 9!

usmcvet
03-30-18, 22:25
usmcvet, "Big Nik" is one of a pair of 27-2 3.5" Smiths
https://i.imgur.com/T2RRbwD.jpg
that I am saving to give to my 2 grandsons. The blue is a resurrected Utah Highway Patrol revo that is my favorite .357 shooter.
Also I have a standing offer from a friend in WA on the S&W Forum to buy Big Nik for $3K IF I don't end up giving it to my #1 grandson... who is currently 9!

They're beautiful and should go to the kids.


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usmcvet
03-30-18, 22:31
I picked up two new S&W wheel guns today!

A 2" 10-5 I bought on GunBroker. I was told was made in 1966-1967. The trigger pull is smoooth.

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This 586 7 shot L Comp is one I bought here on the EE.

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Kain
03-30-18, 22:33
That snubnose is legit. Looks like it is damn near immaculate.

Arik
03-30-18, 22:38
I picked up two new S&W wheel guns today!

A 2" 10-5 I bought on GunBroker. I was told was made in 1966-1967. The trigger pull is smoooth.




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Same time frame but 4inhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180331/9016492afebd4fc6de9b0867475fbd10.jpg

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flenna
03-31-18, 09:27
You guys are killing me with these Smiths! I keep getting the urge to buy another. But, I must resist. I must resist.:stop:

usmcvet
03-31-18, 10:14
That snubnose is legit. Looks like it is damn near immaculate.

You know I was thinking that as I dry fired it last night and thought I should squirrel it away. I won't be carrying it but I'm going to enjoy shooting it. I can't believe the trigger. It's beautiful.


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usmcvet
03-31-18, 10:15
Same time frame but 4inhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180331/9016492afebd4fc6de9b0867475fbd10.jpg

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Cool. Tell us about it?


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usmcvet
03-31-18, 10:16
You guys are killing me with these Smiths! I keep getting the urge to buy another. But, I must resist. I must resist.:stop:

I need to stay off GunBroker!


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flenna
03-31-18, 10:19
I need to stay off GunBroker!


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Maybe you can join a support group or something. Revolvers Anonymous...

Arik
03-31-18, 10:20
Cool. Tell us about it?


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The pre 10 has been refi at one point but looks to have been done professionally. Doesn't shoot as smooth as the M10

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Kain
03-31-18, 11:12
You know I was thinking that as I dry fired it last night and thought I should squirrel it away. I won't be carrying it but I'm going to enjoy shooting it. I can't believe the trigger. It's beautiful.


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I have a Colt that I posted a while back on here before it became Smith centric. Wouldn't carry the gun, but damn is it a nice gun at the range.

SeriousStudent
03-31-18, 11:30
Maybe you can join a support group or something. Revolvers Anonymous...

Give in to the Dark Side, and join us at Revolvers Unanimous! :cool:

usmcvet
03-31-18, 11:37
Give in to the Dark Side, and join us at Revolvers Unanimous! [emoji41]

I might qualify! I am listed I traded a G17 and three big caps towards the L Comp. Wish I kept it now that VT has gained the crazy ranks of Gun Control! Iím going to the VT State House today to participate in MagPulís Green Mountain Air Lift.

http://www.recoilweb.com/free-pmags-to-be-given-away-in-vermont-to-oppose-gun-control-bill-136138.html


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SeriousStudent
03-31-18, 12:37
Indeed. It's why I have kept a 1911, a 6-shot .357 wheelgun, a lever-action 30-30, etc....

I have had to visit New York state, San Francisco, and other locations where they are useful.

Kain
03-31-18, 12:44
Indeed. It's why I have kept a 1911, a 6-shot .357 wheelgun, a lever-action 30-30, etc....

I have had to visit New York state, San Francisco, and other locations where they are useful.

That reminds me I still need a good 30-30. Hell, just added my first mosin to my collection a couple weeks ago now.

usmcvet
03-31-18, 13:30
I have a Colt that I posted a while back on here before it became Smith centric. Wouldn't carry the gun, but damn is it a nice gun at the range.

I miss my old Detective Special. Sold it 20+ years ago. Iveookee at buying Cokts but damn they're out if my reach now.


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usmcvet
03-31-18, 13:30
Give in to the Dark Side, and join us at Revolvers Unanimous! :cool:

Sign me up brother.


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usmcvet
03-31-18, 21:21
Indeed. It's why I have kept a 1911, a 6-shot .357 wheelgun, a lever-action 30-30, etc....

I have had to visit New York state, San Francisco, and other locations where they are useful.

I sold my Marlin 1894PG in .44 magnum. I miss it. An old Marlin or Winchester in .30-30 is something Iíd like too.


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SeriousStudent
03-31-18, 23:06
I sold my Marlin 1894PG in .44 magnum. I miss it. An old Marlin or Winchester in .30-30 is something I’d like too.


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I have an older Marlin 336Y. I like it a lot. It's got the 16.5" barrel, and a reduced length of pull for a youngster. Which also makes it very quick to maneuver out of a vehicle.

I got it used from a friend, who used it as his "driving to Cali" rifle as well.

My apologies to the other readers for the thread diversion, shoot me a PM if you want more data.

usmcvet
04-01-18, 14:40
I picked up two new S&W wheel guns today!

A 2" 10-5 I bought on GunBroker. I was told was made in 1966-1967. The trigger pull is smoooth.

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This 586 7 shot L Comp is one I bought here on the EE.

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I just shot both. I was excited and quickly frustrated by the moon clips that came with the 586. I loaded 5 into one and 6 into the second. I clearly need a took to use these. Are other brands easier to load?

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flenna
04-01-18, 16:53
I just shot both. I was excited and quickly frustrated by the moon clips that came with the 586. I loaded 5 into one and 6 into the second. I clearly need a took to use these. Are other brands easier to load?

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I am not familiar with the moon clips for the 586 but I have used them for my 940 for almost 25 years with no problems. What kind of issue are you having with them?

usmcvet
04-01-18, 18:42
I am not familiar with the moon clips for the 586 but I have used them for my 940 for almost 25 years with no problems. What kind of issue are you having with them?

Loading the shells into the clip. When Iím down to the last one I canít get it to slide in. I even tried tapping with a plastic hammer. I bent them taking the rounds out.


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flenna
04-01-18, 18:57
Loading the shells into the clip. When I’m down to the last one I can’t get it to slide in. I even tried tapping with a plastic hammer. I bent them taking the rounds out.


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Snapping them in was not an issue, but the 9mm being rimless has that groove at the bottom of the case that makes it easier to snap into the clip. Removing was difficult and the easiest way I found to remove them was to use a small screwdriver. Insert the screwdriver into the case, pinch the case between the screwdriver and your thumb as you hold it, pull it away from the clip and it will pop straight out without bending it.

usmcvet
04-03-18, 00:27
Snapping them in was not an issue, but the 9mm being rimless has that groove at the bottom of the case that makes it easier to snap into the clip. Removing was difficult and the easiest way I found to remove them was to use a small screwdriver. Insert the screwdriver into the case, pinch the case between the screwdriver and your thumb as you hold it, pull it away from the clip and it will pop straight out without bending it.

Thanks. Another suggestion I had was a wooden dowel.


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flenna
04-03-18, 20:12
Thanks. Another suggestion I had was a wooden dowel.


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That's probably a better idea. I've always kept a small screwdriver in my range bag so it is what I had.

usmcvet
04-03-18, 22:30
I tried installing a set of compact grips on my Model 64. The screw is too long!
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I put the wood grips from my 586 on the .38 and put on the rubber grips it came with on the 586.
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I need to do something with the sights. I might just need a rear white outline or add some color to the ramp.



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TriggerFish
06-11-18, 17:52
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Z06M16A1/2Nsb5.jpg

flenna
06-11-18, 18:46
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c314/Z06M16A1/2Nsb5.jpg

Nice. I love the look of blued revolvers with wood grips.

TriggerFish
06-21-18, 17:30
A shipped April 1980 Model 66-1 2.5"
https://i.imgur.com/foqIkMs.jpg

upper: My (shipped Sept. 1956) Gen II Colt SAA 4.75" .45 w/1-piece Ivory stock from the Colt Custom Shop
lower: My wife's (shipped Oct. 1972) Model 38 Airweight .38 Spl. w/real Mother of Pearl stocks
https://i.imgur.com/tpPIUZC.jpg
As close as we come to "Arizona BBQ guns"

SeriousStudent
06-21-18, 19:34
Excellent, excellent and excellent. :)