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mangkukhan
02-10-2013, 16:16
A S&W model 10-5 in what appears to be near mint condition. She looked at me longingly from the gun case and I had to take it home. Finish is perfect, barely any visible beginnings of a cylinder ring. I'm guessing the original owner bought it, shot it once, and into the closet it went. Got the original box and paperwork with it. Lock up is tight, everything looks perfect.

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o211/mangkukhan/IMG122_zps703dceda.jpg

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mangkukhan
02-10-2013, 16:16
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o211/mangkukhan/IMG128_zps12c58d66.jpg

countrygun
02-10-2013, 16:20
Very nice. I prefer that incarnation over the heavy barrel for a .38. But that one is a collector not a carrier.

pennlineman
02-10-2013, 16:24
A very nice example indeed. One of the best, no frills working revolvers S&W ever made. Congrats!

concretefuzzynuts
02-10-2013, 16:29
That is nice! Great find. Looks like it was bought and just stored.

The_Gun_Guru
02-10-2013, 17:11
Looks gorgeous, but.....

what about the Enfield?:wavey:

I have two, in very USED condition and full of cosmoline, that I bought about five years ago.

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa310/gunguru364/071212165147.jpg

One is a Savage and the other is a Long Branch.


TGG

Berto
02-10-2013, 17:17
Congrats on the 10-5, I have one exactly like it, including the skinny barrel.
Great shooter/ HD gun.

mangkukhan
02-10-2013, 18:08
Looks gorgeous, but.....

what about the Enfield?

Still on the hunt for an Ishapore Enfield in 7.62 nato. I have a bunch of old Indian 7.62 milsurp that is of a questionable nature. About 1 in 5 or 10 are loaded kinda crooked and that concerns me enough to warrant not shooting it through my nicer guns. Plus it just looks like crap ammo, and considering I paid dirt for it and it came in cotton bandoliers instead of packaging I want to be cautious. I figure shooting it in an Ishapore Enfield which only runs me a $200-$300 is a better idea than my other guns. Also wouldn't mind having an Enfield in general.

mangkukhan
02-10-2013, 18:15
Congrats on the 10-5, I have one exactly like it, including the skinny barrel.
Great shooter/ HD gun.

My 15-2 is my favorite shooter and my carry/HD piece, however the model 10 is awfully attractive. Gonna definately give her a run for her money.

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o211/mangkukhan/DSC00311.jpg

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o211/mangkukhan/DSC00309.jpg

CBennett
02-10-2013, 18:56
Looks gorgeous, but.....

what about the Enfield?:wavey:

I have two, in very USED condition and full of cosmoline, that I bought about five years ago.

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa310/gunguru364/071212165147.jpg

One is a Savage and the other is a Long Branch.


TGG

i love that rifle*(though not feeding it its ammo thats not all too cheap anymore) but I missed out on the boat to get one when they were dirt cheap years back..I always would save up for one...then something would pop up and that money I was saving went to that(was in college at the time) I wish I could go back now id just throw it on the CC and have done with it :). Nice gun!

itisbruno
02-10-2013, 19:17
Congrats on the nice find.

I hate you


:tongueout:

jdeere_man
02-10-2013, 19:25
I'm such a sucker for those things. The worst part is I wouldn't be able to bring myself to shoot one that came to me like that.

The_Gun_Guru
02-10-2013, 19:55
i love that rifle*(though not feeding it its ammo thats not all too cheap anymore) but I missed out on the boat to get one when they were dirt cheap years back..I always would save up for one...then something would pop up and that money I was saving went to that(was in college at the time) I wish I could go back now id just throw it on the CC and have done with it :). Nice gun!

Thanks. Of the two the Savage is my favorite because it's marked "US PROPERTY"...

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa310/gunguru364/2012-07-12_16-54-53_689.jpg

I think once I clean them up they will look even better.

TGG

WT
02-10-2013, 21:12
Very nice.

Mas Ayoob once wrote an article about the skinny barrel Model 10. He heaped praise on it. The light barrel allows very quick presentations from the holster, almost as quick as a 2 inch J-frame.

I would like to see them come out with a 3 inch skinny barrel .38 Special K-frame. In blue, of course.

countrygun
02-10-2013, 21:17
Very nice.

Mas Ayoob once wrote an article about the skinny barrel Model 10. He heaped praise on it. The light barrel allows very quick presentations from the holster, almost as quick as a 2 inch J-frame.

I would like to see them come out with a 3 inch skinny barrel .38 Special K-frame. In blue, of course.

and it reholsters easier than a "bull barrel"

CBennett
02-10-2013, 21:22
Thanks. Of the two the Savage is my favorite because it's marked "US PROPERTY"...

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa310/gunguru364/2012-07-12_16-54-53_689.jpg

I think once I clean them up they will look even better.

TGG

they will my m1 didnt have quite as much cosmoline but it had quite a bit(its still coming out of the stock) but once i got it apart and cleaned it looked real nice after

ls
02-10-2013, 21:30
Thanks. Of the two the Savage is my favorite because it's marked "US PROPERTY"...

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa310/gunguru364/2012-07-12_16-54-53_689.jpg

I think once I clean them up they will look even better.

TGG

Is the marking on the bolt head "DP"?

ca survivor
02-11-2013, 12:35
Congrats!

fiasconva
02-11-2013, 14:29
Check out Enfield-rifles.com. Good site for all you Enfielders.

The_Gun_Guru
02-11-2013, 15:47
Is the marking on the bolt head "DP"?

I will have to look later on tonight, did not have time today :-(

TGG

bac1023
02-11-2013, 16:31
Very nice

I bought a 10-5 last year still unfired in the box. They are beautiful revolvers. :cool:



http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/IMG_0046_zpsfbc3af51.jpg

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Palouse
02-11-2013, 18:05
Buy 'em when you see 'em. I was online about a week ago and found a NIB S&W 40 made in 1973. By the time I took the time to look at the photos, someone had hit the buy button, and it was gone.

bac1023
02-11-2013, 18:53
Buy 'em when you see 'em. I was online about a week ago and found a NIB S&W 40 made in 1973. By the time I took the time to look at the photos, someone had hit the buy button, and it was gone.


I found one of those locally last month as well. They don't pop up too often. :cool:


http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/045_zps6e839dbc.jpg

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/025-5.jpg

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/032-4.jpg

concretefuzzynuts
02-11-2013, 19:13
Buy 'em when you see 'em. I was online about a week ago and found a NIB S&W 40 made in 1973. By the time I took the time to look at the photos, someone had hit the buy button, and it was gone.

I fart in your general direction.

Palouse
02-11-2013, 19:18
I found one of those locally last month as well. They don't pop up too often. :cool:



My neighbors could probably hear me yelling profanities. I've wanted a 40 for awhile, not too interested in the 40-1, and this one was NOS.

Old Smiths are cool.

Ruggles
02-11-2013, 19:21
Both the SMLE and the S&W are classics, very nice pick up :)

bac1023
02-11-2013, 19:21
I fart in your general direction.

:rofl:

bac1023
02-11-2013, 19:23
My neighbors could probably hear me yelling profanities.

I'll bet they could. I would have been pissed too. I've had similar disappointments on Gunbroker over the years.

What was the buy it now price, if you don't mind me asking? :dunno:

Palouse
02-11-2013, 19:26
I fart in your general direction.

And make castanets out of your testicles already!

Palouse
02-11-2013, 19:32
i'll bet they could. I would have been pissed too. I've had similar disappointments on gunbroker over the years.

What was the buy it now price, if you don't mind me asking? :dunno:

$798. It was on GunsAmerica. I sent a message to the seller asking to be contacted if the sale fell through, but so far I've not heard back from him.

bac1023
02-11-2013, 19:57
$798. It was on GunsAmerica. I sent a message to the seller asking to be contacted if the sale fell through, but so far I've not heard back from him.

I bought mine for $600 last month. It was the first and only one I've ever seen locally, as far as I remember. Its one of the best finds I ever made. It literally came in on consignment only an hour or two before I got there. Had I not gone to the shop that day or even went a little later, I would not have this beauty. It certainly would not have lasted long. Man, timing is everything. :cool:

Its not confirmed to be unfired, but I think it is. It shows absolutely zero signs of use. The shop owner didn't think it was ever shot either. The guy who had it on consignment at the shop bought it new from the same place in the early 70's. The shop has been around forever.

http://www.quinbys.com/



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mangkukhan
02-11-2013, 20:30
Only problem with buying such a nice classic smith is now I'm hesitant to shoot it. Got plenty of other S&W wheel guns but this was my first and only model 10, now I gotta buy another specifically to shoot. Gotta go looking for a beater, but I seem to always have that oddball luck where I'm looking for a project gun or a beater and I find something special. Of course it's always for a price I can't pass and then I still gotta go on the hunt for what I originally wanted, like in this case an Ishapore Enfield. What a horrible problem to have I guess????

bac1023
02-11-2013, 21:39
Only problem with buying such a nice classic smith is now I'm hesitant to shoot it. Got plenty of other S&W wheel guns but this was my first and only model 10, now I gotta buy another specifically to shoot. Gotta go looking for a beater, but I seem to always have that oddball luck where I'm looking for a project gun or a beater and I find something special. Of course it's always for a price I can't pass and then I still gotta go on the hunt for what I originally wanted, like in this case an Ishapore Enfield. What a horrible problem to have I guess????
I have some I don't shoot as well.