Very nice. Good price too.
This is a discussion on S&W Model 10-5 2" barrel square butt within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Those who saw my earlier thread about the Smith model 10/13 conversion, that turned out not to be a conversion but a factory prototype, may ...
Those who saw my earlier thread about the Smith model 10/13 conversion, that turned out not to be a conversion but a factory prototype, may remember at the end of that thread I mentioned that same store had a 2" Model 10 square butt.
Well went back to the store and it was still there. Got the price down to $375, and the 2" Model 10 square butt is now in the house! Or, more precisely, in the safe!
Here she is:
No trigger job, but the action is really smooth. I don't see hardly any muzzle movement when dry firing double action.
There are a couple of places of some minor oxidation on one of the cylinder flutes and on the side plate that I haven't had a chance to work on yet, but overall the finish is pretty good. Lockup and timing are good. I think this gun was carried a lot more than shot in it's previous life, but that's about to change!
I'm inclined to get a Tyler T-grip for it. Also, after seeing Bmcgilvray mention the Bell Charter Oak Mae West II IWB holster in my 10/13 thread, and looking at those on their website, one of those will probably be on the way soon. I really like the looks and features on this holster, with the clip over the trigger guard not the cylinder to reduce bulk and the hammer shroud to prevent the hammer from digging into your side. That's a good thing for me, as i have a little more overhang on my sides than I would like!
Here's a pic from their website:
I'm a happy camper!
Last edited by BamaT; April 10th, 2014 at 12:02 AM.
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Very nice. Good price too.
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Unless there's something catastrophically wrong, you've got an excellent gun. Had one years ago (4") with a glass-smooth trigger and gorgeous blue luster finish. Sold it when I needed a few bucks and I've kicked myself ever since. With that short barrel, you have picked up one you should never trade off....and I've got T-grips on a couple of my revolvers. They don't create any additional bulk, but give you something to hang on to. Congratulations....she's a beauty.
Congratulations on a great gun at a great price, you will not be disappointed. I just wish I had a nickel for every mile I carried one while on active duty.
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Nicely composed photo of your new square butt 2-inch Model 10. Really, one of the best .38 Snubs ever. Sure will be glad to hear a shooting report on it.
I need to add T-Grips to my 2-inch K-Frames.
My two-inch square butt was tapped for weekend duty just this past weekend. All day Saturday and all day Sunday including a 3-hour mini-road trip either way, with a stop or two. Perfect comfort and no one had to know. Was with a bunch of shooters on Saturday and visited my sister's church on Sunday. Even after coming out of a coat and a jacket, the revolver stayed concealed beneath a sweater vest
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She's a real beauty. I love the magna grips on that gun.
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Check a bit deeper before ordering the Tyler T grip, there have been some complaints recently about the company. Guys were saying they ordered, the account was charged and it had been several months with no grip delivered. I had intended to order so and tried contact the company multiple times by phone and E mail, I never got any response. I never did order the grip, even though its not a lot of money I was not willing to take the gamble. If anyone has any updates or knows of changes with his service please advise, I'd still like to get the grips.
I heard the same rumblings about Tyler. I've also never been too fond of their grip-adapter attachment method. IMHO, it would be pretty easy to work up J & K frame adapters that tie into the grip screw without Tyler patent-infringement issues. Funny, I imagine they'd make themselves VERY easy to find if they thought they could SUE me, yet finding them to sell me something is another case entirely.
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Congrats! I carried one like that until we got the Beretta's, when I was aircrew.
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Awesome find! I am very fond of my 10-2 snubbie. A great carry piece. Have fun with it!
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That is a very nice revolver. You can't go wrong with a K frame S&W, especially the "Pinned Barrel" models. Check the inside of the grips to see if they match the serial number. Matching grips are plus. If they match, you got a very good deal..
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