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    My wife and I stop by our favorite gun shop at least once a week since we drive right by on the way to Richmond. Friday afternoon, when we walked in, one of our "regular" clerks says..."I know what you want...You're a revolver guy."

    He pulled down a couple to show me, but nothing really caught my eye. Then my wife spoke up and said "What's that one there?" She was pointing at the end of the rack, all off by it's lonesome.

    It turned out to be a near mint condition Smith & Wesson Model 10. I say "near mint" only because I don't know enough about such things to spot some small flaw an expert might pick-up on. To me the gun looked like it had just come out of the box.

    It was a standard old Model 10-5. A "cop gun" from a bygone era. 4" pencil barrel, square grips, fixed sights. Blueing was as close to perfect as I've seen in a long time. Not a scratch on it. Made in 1969-1970 I've since learned. About the time I was a junior, in high school. There was a time when I laughed at guns like this. They looked quaint and old fashioned. Now I like them because they do look quaint and old fashioned.

    I stood there turning it over and over, opened and closed the cylinder a time or two, wiping it off with a cloth. My wife said "That's a nice one isn't it?"..."Yes, it really is" I replied. "Then get it" she said. I hemed and hawed a bit...I've got more guns than I know what to do with really. She said "So? Get it." I looked at the price tag and made an offer. Guy went off, checked the computer, and came back with a counteroffer a few bucks higher than mine. Close enough. Put it on layaway.

    I told my wife..."I'm about out of space in the safe as it is." She replied..."Get another safe."

    Gotta love this gal. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunBass View Post
    My wife and I stop by our favorite gun shop at least once a week since we drive right by on the way to Richmond. Friday afternoon, when we walked in, one of our "regular" clerks says..."I know what you want...You're a revolver guy."

    He pulled down a couple to show me, but nothing really caught my eye. Then my wife spoke up and said "What's that one there?" She was pointing at the end of the rack, all off by it's lonesome.

    It turned out to be a near mint condition Smith & Wesson Model 10. I say "near mint" only because I don't know enough about such things to spot some small flaw an expert might pick-up on. To me the gun looked like it had just come out of the box.

    It was a standard old Model 10-5. A "cop gun" from a bygone era. 4" pencil barrel, square grips, fixed sights. Blueing was as close to perfect as I've seen in a long time. Not a scratch on it. Made in 1969-1970 I've since learned. About the time I was a junior, in high school. There was a time when I laughed at guns like this. They looked quaint and old fashioned. Now I like them because they do look quaint and old fashioned.

    I stood there turning it over and over, opened and closed the cylinder a time or two, wiping it off with a cloth. My wife said "That's a nice one isn't it?"..."Yes, it really is" I replied. "Then get it" she said. I hemed and hawed a bit...I've got more guns than I know what to do with really. She said "So? Get it." I looked at the price tag and made an offer. Guy went off, checked the computer, and came back with a counteroffer a few bucks higher than mine. Close enough. Put it on layaway.

    I told my wife..."I'm about out of space in the safe as it is." She replied..."Get another safe."

    Gotta love this gal. :)
    That's what we call a keeper ....and congrats on the good find
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    Congrats! You are a very lucky guy, and that not only because the S&W
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    She's definitely a keeper! The wife that is.
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    There's just something about revolvers. Do they have a soul? A mystical aura of chi? Or are they simply iconic in a way that resonates through any native-born American's DNA? I don't know, but whatever it is, and with all due respect to the Glock people, the black rectangle bang-bang boxes don't have it.

    Maybe part of it is the "businesslike" aspect of a fine revolver - it's all there - bullets, barrel, trigger, hammer. Like the standard bicycle, architect's lamp, or telephone, the basic design is so perfect that once achieved, little further refinement was possible. If you know your Platonic philosophy, you might even grasp that a classic revolver must be very close to the ideal "form," which is why we resonate to them.
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    It was a standard old Model 10-5. A "cop gun" from a bygone era. 4" pencil barrel, square grips, fixed sights. Blueing was as close to perfect as I've seen in a long time. Not a scratch on it. Made in 1969-1970 I've since learned. About the time I was a junior, in high school. There was a time when I laughed at guns like this. They looked quaint and old fashioned. Now I like them because they do look quaint and old fashioned.
    "Quaint and old Fashioned". I never thought of them that way. Guess I'm probably quaint and old fashioned too. The Model 10 was and is a great revolver. Congratulations on getting a great revolver. Sounds as if you've got a pretty great lady as well.
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    I've got several revolvers that strike the tuning fork in my heart in such a manner....but my wife would never have told me to buy it or another safe (not that it would have stopped me). You are very fortunate in that regard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shockwave View Post
    There's just something about revolvers. Do they have a soul? A mystical aura of chi? Or are they simply iconic in a way that resonates through any native-born American's DNA? I don't know, but whatever it is, and with all due respect to the Glock people, the black rectangle bang-bang boxes don't have it.

    Maybe part of it is the "businesslike" aspect of a fine revolver - it's all there - bullets, barrel, trigger, hammer. Like the standard bicycle, architect's lamp, or telephone, the basic design is so perfect that once achieved, little further refinement was possible. If you know your Platonic philosophy, you might even grasp that a classic revolver must be very close to the ideal "form," which is why we resonate to them.
    My first issued cop gun was a Colt Offical Police, then the department went to S&W Model 10 bull barrels. When I moved to Florida in the early 70's I got to buy my own duty gun, a S&W Model 19. Along came the late 80's and along came my first of many Glocks. I love the Glock but I miss the revolvers. Each one of them had a personallity all there own.
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    I learned how to shoot with a S&W model 10. Although the one I used had a bull barrel. It was the carry weapon for the NYS Dept of Corrections in 1995. It is used in the wall towers and on inmate transports. It is a great handgun and I would love to own one in the future.

    Great choice. And you are one lucky man to have such an understanding wife. My wife thinks that I own too many guns as it is. I'm envious.
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    Congrats on the nice find.
    And by the way, does your wife do 'seminars'?
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    Yeah, I am in the same boat. But my wife doesn't understand the need for a new safe. If I got a new safe I would soon work on filling it up, so I better stick with the one full one for now. Congrats on your find.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunBass View Post
    I told my wife..."I'm about out of space in the safe as it is." She replied..."Get another safe." Gotta love this gal. :)
    That's a classic, thanks for the Sunday morning smile.

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    How much does your wife charge for long-distance phone therapy with othr wives, CajunBass? Maybe a discount for correspondents from what I presume is your old home state? And although I'm selling some revolvers to pay for some autos right now (including a Mod. 10-5 in 2", near-mint, sniff sniff--already sold), my revolver collection will be rebuilt over time :-) They are just too great to do without!

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    I love the old heavy barrel Model 10s...I am sure yours is just as good a shooter and will be one of your favorites
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