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bac1023
07-25-2012, 18:32
I stopped in one of my favorite local shops and found these two beauties that were just brought in by a collector for consignment. Neither were even in the sales case yet, but one of the owners who knows I love the classics and brought them out of the back for me to look at.
Here we have a beautiful M10-5 revolver. I already have a pristine M10-6 with the heavy barrel, but I've always wanted a classic tapered barrel example and they don't get any better than this. Aside the Colt Python, these get my vote as the best looking revolvers ever built. It just has a classic look and feel. I'm not sure when it was built, but the parts list that came with it states the prices are effective October 1st, 1969. 10-5's were built from '62 to '77, so I'm thinking this example is somewhere near the mid point of production. I don't think this revolver was ever fired.


Please enjoy the pics...


http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/IMG_0046.jpg

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/IMG_0050.jpg

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/IMG_0008.jpg

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/IMG_0053.jpg

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/IMG_0055.jpg

bac1023
07-25-2012, 18:33
If that wasn't good enough, next we have a NIB bright nickel 39-2. I've been wanting a pristine 39 for a long while, as some of you may know. For all the classic 9mms I own, I didn't have a 39 before now. While I always pictured myself getting a blued 39, this example was so pretty that I couldn't pass it up. Both the gun itself and the grips are perfect. The gun was bought new and I don't think it left the box at all. The mags were never even loaded. Its simply the most beautiful 39 I've ever seen. The finish looks like it just left the factory.

Both are complete with the box and all the papers. Even the decades old cardboard boxes are in great shape. I've always been lucky finding classic guns in great shape, but this is way over the top. Timing is everything and I can't believe how many times this sort of thing has happened to me. I'm speechless, quite frankly. I got them both for $1100 OTD.

These will be packed away with my other safe queens. I strictly bought them as collector's pieces. I do want aanother 39 to shoot at some point, but at least now my 9mm collection isn't missing one.

Thoughts?

Enjoy the pics. :supergrin:


http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/IMG_0042.jpg

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/IMG_0039.jpg

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/IMG_0030.jpg

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/IMG_0035.jpg

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/IMG_0033.jpg






Could one of the many S&W gurus here help me date both of these?

I don't have a book and I can never find Smith production dates online for some reason.

M10 - D383xxx
M39 - A533xxx


Thanks!!







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Highspeedlane
07-25-2012, 18:57
Classics. The 10 looks like it just rolled off the assembly line.

I bought a 6" M10 in about '78 and traded it to my uncle a few years later for a vintage M36. I think I'm going to have to pay him a visit and see how it's doing.

FLRon777
07-25-2012, 18:57
Beautiful B! Use them in good health. I was just reading about Jim Cirillo favoring the S&W 10. It really is a stunning classic!

Bruce M
07-25-2012, 18:58
A. Very nice, both.

B. D330001- D420000 1971-1972

C. A475001 - A565000 1978 - 1979

According to Supica's excellent Standard Catalog.

Congratulations on each.

El_Ron1
07-25-2012, 19:00
Well, it's not like you didn't know...





I HATE you!





http://cdn.abovethelaw.com/uploads/2011/01/spoiled-brat.jpeg

The_Gun_Guru
07-25-2012, 19:05
Very nice, CONGRATS!!!:wow:

Don't know how you do it but you always find the most gorgeous guns!!!

I'm sure the shop owner's heart starts racing when he sees you walk in because he knows that a sale is imminent!:rofl:



j/k....you rock!:rock:


TGG

mabgrac
07-25-2012, 19:07
That 39 is awesome!! Congrats.

barth
07-25-2012, 19:08
Classic S&W Revolvers.
I just get weak.....

This is my baby I picked up for $350.00
about 15 years ago:
https://www.t-mobilepictures.com/myalbum/thumbnail/photo01/8b/7f/118cfaaf290f__1341504105000.jpg?tw=0&th=720&s=true&rs=false

seanmac45
07-25-2012, 19:08
Simply beautiful!

Congratulations on two fine acquisitions.

My model 10 isn't quite so pristine, LOL.

pennlineman
07-25-2012, 19:08
A couple real nice scores, congrats! That 39 is a beauty.

Bill Keith
07-25-2012, 19:09
HOMERUN:perfect10:

got2hav1
07-25-2012, 19:10
You are right we do hate you. JK! fantastic looking pair. Congrats on both. Just beautiful.

Bruce M
07-25-2012, 19:11
The notes for the Model 39 indicate:

1957 Stamping of the Model 39
1966 Begin production of alloy frame
1970 Begin A serial prefix

39-1 See Model 52A

39-2 1971 Change extractor system due to reports of breakage

From Supica's, of course.

GSSF17
07-25-2012, 19:23
Brian, those are amazing Smiths. I absolutely love the revolver. Good scores, for sure! :thumbsup:

bac1023
07-25-2012, 19:31
HOMERUN:perfect10:

Thanks Bill

I got lucky stumbling onto these. :)

dnuggett
07-25-2012, 19:32
That 39 just gorgeous. Congrats!

Berto
07-25-2012, 19:42
Both are classics, and very nice samples. Nice catch.

I love the mod 10; understated, but effective and proven beyond a doubt.

jayhuh
07-25-2012, 19:42
Very nice find. I never owned a Model 10 but bought plenty of 19's 28's and 66's new back in the day. Also a new Model 39. I had the choice of nickle or blue and bought the blue with the 39 because of a friends advice that Hoppes, left on the slide, would cause the plating to peel off. Two things I wish are that I'd have bought the nickle and that I'd kept it. I traded it off to fund a Model 59 because it held 15 rounds :wow: Not so much of a deal considering the 39 grip is close to perfect and the 59 was like holding a 2x4.

Enjoy the Smiths...

ronin.45
07-25-2012, 19:44
You do always find perfect specimens.

Congrats!

hoghunter82
07-25-2012, 19:58
Congrats. Awesome guns- especially that 9mm.


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bac1023
07-25-2012, 20:12
A. Very nice, both.

B. D330001- D420000 1971-1972

C. A475001 - A565000 1978 - 1979

According to Supica's excellent Standard Catalog.

Congratulations on each.

Thanks Bruce :cool:

ctfireman
07-25-2012, 20:15
Just beautiful! Glad to see those on the grey carpet!

bac1023
07-25-2012, 20:46
Well, it's not like you didn't know...





I HATE you!





http://cdn.abovethelaw.com/uploads/2011/01/spoiled-brat.jpeg

:rofl:

oldnoob
07-25-2012, 20:49
Beautiful 39. and I hate you Bac.

ChuteTheMall
07-25-2012, 20:58
If you wanna go to the range, I'll swing by WallyWorld and pick up 2 boxes of WWB.
:whistling:

B_RAD
07-25-2012, 21:03
Dude, I hated you long before this!


You've got some nice guns! You could charge money!


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bac1023
07-25-2012, 21:07
If you wanna go to the range, I'll swing by WallyWorld and pick up 2 boxes of WWB.
:whistling:

:rofl::rofl:

Well, I do have another M10 to shoot.

I need another 39 now. :embarassed:

bac1023
07-25-2012, 21:09
Here is my new 10-5 with my 10-6 heavy barrel.

Both are in mint condition, but the 10-6 has seen some range time. I don't have the box for it either.


http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/IMG_0058.jpg

bac1023
07-25-2012, 22:29
Beautiful B! Use them in good health. I was just reading about Jim Cirillo favoring the S&W 10. It really is a stunning classic!

Much appreciated Ron :wavey:

CajunBass
07-26-2012, 01:57
Not bad. Not bad at all. :whistling:

I knew you'd find a 39 sooner or later. :supergrin:

Good deal.

Glock Holliday
07-26-2012, 05:01
Very nice. I bought a LNIB blued Model 10-7 w/ 5" bbl. about five years ago... I do not believe S&W ever made a nicer revolver.

ZO6Vettever
07-26-2012, 05:13
Both are beauties! To think some of us thinks Glocks are good lookin'! Congrats for a great find!

Haldor
07-26-2012, 07:39
That model 39 is definitely pink carpet worthy.

Very nice score. I am glad you are the one who ended up with them too (that way we get to see them). I am not a collector (I only buy guns as shooters), but I certainly appreciate beautiful guns. Getting all that collateral stuff with the 39 is definitely a boost as well.

fnfalman
07-26-2012, 08:00
I love the tapered barrel look on the wheelguns.

I still haven't warmed up to SW autos.

fnfalman
07-26-2012, 08:00
Oh yeah, now you need a snubbie K-frame.

bac1023
07-26-2012, 08:43
Oh yeah, now you need a snubbie K-frame.

I was thinking a Colt Detective Special, actually. :cool:

bac1023
07-26-2012, 08:48
I still haven't warmed up to SW autos.

That took me a while too, but now quite a few of them.

I think I've got 20 Smith handguns, 10 autos and 10 revolvers. I've got a few more left on the list to get. :)

bac1023
07-26-2012, 08:49
That model 39 is definitely pink carpet worthy.



:rofl:

That carpet is long since retired. ;)

Rustin
07-26-2012, 09:57
Bea-u-teeful!

CharlestonG26
07-26-2012, 10:03
sorry...double post.

CharlestonG26
07-26-2012, 10:04
WOW:thumbsup: I especially like model 39s. IMO, they are among the best looking pistols ever produced. Finding one in this condition is cause for celebration.

bac1023
07-26-2012, 10:05
WOW:thumbsup: I especially like model 39s. IMO, they are a one the best looking pistols ever produced. Finding one in this condition is cause for celebration.

Thanks, my friend.

Like I said, its the nicest 39 I've ever seen anywhere. I got real lucky.

fnfalman
07-26-2012, 10:06
I was thinking a Colt Detective Special, actually. :cool:

But you'd still need a K-frame snubbie. :supergrin:

I dig my M10 snubbie but I wish that I hadn't hemming and hawwing over the M19 nickel plated snubbie and lost it to somebody else.

bac1023
07-26-2012, 10:07
But you'd still need a K-frame snubbie. :supergrin:



True.

I am picking up a nice 6" K38 Target Masterpiece next month. I believe it dates from 1955.

dredglock
07-26-2012, 10:23
No hate here ! glad to see them with a loving home .

wjv
07-26-2012, 10:35
Don't worry BAC. . . .

We hate you everyday!!!

:tongueout: :tongueout: :tongueout:

bac1023
07-26-2012, 18:51
Don't worry BAC. . . .

We hate you everyday!!!

:tongueout: :tongueout: :tongueout:

:animlol:

hogship
07-26-2012, 21:33
......and, the hits just keep on coming!:wavey:

ooc

GTS197
07-26-2012, 21:52
Those are damn sexy!

glockrex
07-26-2012, 21:57
:cool: Those are some real pretty ladies Bac! I'd crown them as safe queens too.

bac1023
07-26-2012, 23:50
......and, the hits just keep on coming!:wavey:

ooc

I'm just getting warmed up hog. ;)

bac1023
07-26-2012, 23:52
:cool: Those are some real pretty ladies Bac! I'd crown them as safe queens too.
Yep.

I know its unpopular around here, and for good reason, but neither of these will ever be fired. In fact, they were packed back into their boxes right after the photo shoot. :)

Firefightermdc
07-27-2012, 00:19
Both are gorgeous but wow that 39 is mighty fine

bac1023
07-27-2012, 00:21
Both are gorgeous but wow that 39 is mighty fine

Thanks.

Yeah, the 39 made the better impression on me as well.

CharlestonG26
07-27-2012, 09:36
Yep.

I know its unpopular around here, and for good reason, but neither of these will ever be fired. In fact, they were packed back into their boxes right after the photo shoot. :)

Good decision. There are many model 10s and model 39s on the market...but I've yet to run across unfired examples of either firearm.

bac1023
07-27-2012, 09:42
Good decision. There are many model 10s and model 39s on the market...but I've yet to run across unfired examples of either firearm.

Thanks.

Like I mentioned, I already have this minty 10-6 heavy barrel that I shoot.


http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/000_0006-1.jpg

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/000_0001-2.jpg



I would like to pick up another 39-2 at some point as a shooter.

This one will be blued though. :cool:

countrygun
07-27-2012, 16:53
Love them. I always end up with "working" versions. I'm too cheap to buy collector's grades

Mod 639

http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu208/countrygun/IM002430.jpg


Oops, can't find my model 10 pics????

bac1023
07-27-2012, 17:58
Love them. I always end up with "working" versions. I'm too cheap to buy collector's grades

Mod 639

http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu208/countrygun/IM002430.jpg


Oops, can't find my model 10 pics????

Looks great

Glock40man
07-28-2012, 02:23
Congrats on both bac!:cool: You are defiantly on a roll.

pck50
07-28-2012, 09:41
Wow both are insanely amazingly very clean, used to have a 39 my myself but in BLUE wow god as my witness I really miss it too. Incidentally that was also the very same weapon that ASP had adapted to customize as there ASP Pistol with the unusual GutterSnipe Sight that you could use both eyes to vision the target. and its clear see thru grips, currrently the ASP is now going for approximately $3,800.00 - $5,000.00.

Enjoy both beautiful pieces in good health and stay well, and safe!

countrygun
07-28-2012, 13:19
Wow both are insanely amazingly very clean, used to have a 39 my myself but in BLUE wow god as my witness I really miss it too. Incidentally that was also the very same weapon that ASP had adapted to customize as there ASP Pistol with the unusual GutterSnipe Sight that you could use both eyes to vision the target. and its clear see thru grips, currrently the ASP is now going for approximately $3,800.00 - $5,000.00.

Enjoy both beautiful pieces in good health and stay well, and safe!

Yes, but S&W finally caught on themselves and came out with the 3913, and 3913 LS and NL as well as the "budget/utilitarian" 908. Almost all of the benefits of the ASP and DEVEL but much cheaper and factory supported.

pck50
07-28-2012, 16:52
The ASP, is was and always will be in a class of its own. No but's no if's its just the way it is. I severely regret i didn't get one one when i had an oppurtunity of buying a new one for only $925.00 back when i was residing in Connecticut.




Yes, but S&W finally caught on themselves and came out with the 3913, and 3913 LS and NL as well as the "budget/utilitarian" 908. Almost all of the benefits of the ASP and DEVEL but much cheaper and factory supported.

countrygun
07-28-2012, 16:55
The ASP, is was and always will be in a class of its own. No but's no if's its just the way it is. I severely regret i didn't get one one when i had an oppurtunity of buying a new one for only $925.00 back when i was residing in Connecticut.


If you want to get as close as possible, pick up a 3913 of your choice and get in touch with Bruce Gray at Grayguns. He knows a thing or two about them

bac1023
07-28-2012, 17:02
Wow both are insanely amazingly very clean, used to have a 39 my myself but in BLUE wow god as my witness I really miss it too. Incidentally that was also the very same weapon that ASP had adapted to customize as there ASP Pistol with the unusual GutterSnipe Sight that you could use both eyes to vision the target. and its clear see thru grips, currrently the ASP is now going for approximately $3,800.00 - $5,000.00.

Enjoy both beautiful pieces in good health and stay well, and safe!

Yeah, the Devel custom pistols go for a good deal these days if they're clean.

gruntmedik
07-28-2012, 17:22
Once again, wow!

Bruce M
07-28-2012, 17:31
Yep.

I know its unpopular around here, and for good reason, but neither of these will ever be fired. In fact, they were packed back into their boxes right after the photo shoot. :)


I understand that as an unfired example is about always worth more than a fired example. One exception of course is if the gun can be traced to be being owned by someone famous. My guess is that in the future an unfired 39 will increase in value faster than an unfired Model 10.

countrygun
07-28-2012, 17:38
I understand that as an unfired example is about always worth more than a fired example. One exception of course is if the gun can be traced to be being owned by someone famous. My guess is that in the future an unfired 39 will increase in value faster than an unfired Model 10.


I am not saying this to be argumentative, really I'm not, but in my collecting I have found that sometimes a model that is exremely popular may be more rare in NIB condition and more sought after than a less popular model. There are a lot of variables but I am willing to bet that there are more NIB 39s around than 10s. However 39s already, and as far as I remember have always, brought more than a model 10 in used conditin anyway

To make an extreme point, rarer than both of them is the S&W "Escort". I don't think one of them NIB would ever be worth more than a good to excellent 39 of the same age or newer.

Bruce M
07-28-2012, 18:10
I think I understand what you are saying, although I have seen as many new Model 10s as I have Model 39s. But that is partly because a year or three ago someone around here I guess was selling off a collection and for a while there were more than a few new 10s 15s etc. And I realize that alot of this can be regional and I admit my circles are limited.

But what I was suggesting is that my guess is that in the future a new condition Model 39 would be increase in value more than a new Model 10 because of desirability by collectors, more than actual rarity. Likewise an original steel frame 39 in about any condition will probably always be worth more than a new (aluminum) Model 39 because of desirability and rarity.

Both collectors and "accumulators" if you will drive the market.

To steal from another thread, given a new Model 39 and a decent condition 3913 side by side at the same price, I would pick the 3913 because I would want to shoot it and probably carry it a bit but I understand why a true collector would gravitate toward the Model 39.

countrygun
07-28-2012, 18:23
I think I understand what you are saying, although I have seen as many new Model 10s as I have Model 39s. But that is partly because a year or three ago someone around here I guess was selling off a collection and for a while there were more than a few new 10s 15s etc. And I realize that alot of this can be regional and I admit my circles are limited.

But what I was suggesting is that my guess is that in the future a new condition Model 39 would be increase in value more than a new Model 10 because of desirability by collectors, more than actual rarity. Likewise an original steel frame 39 in about any condition will probably always be worth more than a new (aluminum) Model 39 because of desirability and rarity.

Both collectors and "accumulators" if you will drive the market.

Yah, I don't really think there are any "hard and fast" rules and there are so many exception based on trend and fads that it's a crapshoot.

I saw folks a couple of years ago paying outrageous prices for anything with "Python" on the barrel it was insane (like the model 29/Dirty Harry fad). I saw people bragging about getting an 80's Python and bragging that they got it for $50 less than (what I considered a gross overpay) someone else paid for a 90+% '59 Python.:upeyes:

I still don't know what caused that particular "rush" but I am willing to bet that if about 5 folks were to get together and buy up some particular model of almost anything we could start an internet stampede for them, even better if someone used them in a movie

bac1023
07-28-2012, 18:31
My guess is that in the future an unfired 39 will increase in value faster than an unfired Model 10.

I would think so. In fact, I paid more for the 39 than I did the 10.

I also think the nickel 39's generally go for more than the blues models.

bac1023
07-28-2012, 18:34
I am not saying this to be argumentative, really I'm not, but in my collecting I have found that sometimes a model that is exremely popular may be more rare in NIB condition and more sought after than a less popular model. There are a lot of variables but I am willing to bet that there are more NIB 39s around than 10s. However 39s already, and as far as I remember have always, brought more than a model 10 in used conditin anyway



That's also a good point.