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12-01-2009, 21:44
Well I picked up an old 10-5 .38 spl today.

The finish is gone. Wanted to know what options you guys have taken to refinish. Iím thinking polishing( oh boy)
or someone recommended parkerized(spell-check) finish.

Gun is in great shape nice and tight.
Couldnít pass it up for the price
Plus itís my first revolver

Any input or experience, or how too's appreciated

12-01-2009, 22:44
The S&W 10 was my first revolver purchased also. Great shooter and a standard police sidearm for many years in the 70's- early 80's.

12-03-2009, 02:14
Talk to Bob at Accurate Plating.
They have some great finishes.
Several of my revos went there.

Black chrome was outstanding.

12-06-2009, 00:49
Should this be moved to the wheelhouse or gunsmithing ?

Im ooking for te best feed back

12-06-2009, 16:33
If you call the Smith and Wesson customer service they may be able to refinish it. I am not 100% sure if that is part of their warranty but it is worth a shot.

Lt Scott 14
01-01-2010, 18:14
I purchased a 10-5, 4 in Sq Butt, while enroute to the LEO academy. I already had a M-66 ,357 mag, which was an approved firearm, and a close friend advised that they use the same grips,speedloaders,leather holsters, ammo cases, etc. I qualified with the both, carried the magnum on patrol duty. The M-10 was a service backup. Mine got a refinish job,(blued) and front site cut with an orange insert installed. IIRC, the entire work cost $125.00 making the total of cost for the revolver at $280.00.
after 14 yrs, it shows a little wear from a holster, but still shoots well, and can't be
replaced for what I have invested. Great firearm, will be passed down to my children.