My first K: 10-5, Circa 1963 - 1965

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    My first K: 10-5, Circa 1963 - 1965

    Picked up a used 10-5 in Very Good condition. SN C675xxx, so we're looking at 1963 - 1965ish. Just some minor wear; otherwise timing is good, no rust, and tight as a tick:



    I prefer the thin, tapered barrels to the heavier ones in the model 10. Don't know why, just do.

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    Looking good. Congrats! Shoot it in good health.
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    Congrats she's a beaut.

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    Very nice. Congrats and enjoy!

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    Beautiful classic wheel gun.
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    Good lookin', PEF! That one's got it all. Fine blue finish in great shape, brilliant case colors on the hammer and trigger, rich, warm, walnut, diamond Magnas, and the 4-inch tapered barrel. Classic Smith & Wesson goodness.

    I like the tapered barrel Model 10s best. They have the "look."

    My first Model 10 and still the sentimental favorite handgun here is my 1971 vintage Model 10 Heavy Barrel, the Model 10-6 variant. Like the appearance of your tapered barrel Model 10 better. Shooting both 4-inch barrel styles side by side over the years, I cannot really tell the difference in shooting characteristics. Either will handle heavy loads, giving the shooter a quick recovery time between shots, when firing rapidly in double-action mode.

    Neither of these examples of the two styles is nearly as nice as the one in the first post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    Good lookin', PEF! That one's got it all. Fine blue finish in great shape, brilliant case colors on the hammer and trigger, rich, warm, walnut, diamond Magnas, and the 4-inch tapered barrel. Classic Smith & Wesson goodness.

    I like the tapered barrel Model 10s best. They have the "look."

    My first Model 10 and still the sentimental favorite handgun here is my 1971 vintage Model 10 Heavy Barrel, the Model 10-6 variant. Like the appearance of your tapered barrel Model 10 better. Shooting both 4-inch barrel styles side by side over the years, I cannot really tell the difference in shooting characteristics. Either will handle heavy loads, giving the shooter a quick recovery time between shots, when firing rapidly in double-action mode.

    Neither of these examples of the two styles is nearly as nice as the one in the first post.
    Good stuff! This is the forum I frequent most, and your equally frequent posts of various K-frames made me realize I had a Vitamin K deficiency. I hope this is it and does not become an expensive habit.....
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    It long since became an expensive habit here with way too many excellent K-Frame Smith & Wesson revolvers gathered in. I've really punished a few of them, particularly that Heavy Barrel seen above, yet cherish them all. There is no such thing as a better revolver than a K-Frame Smith & Wesson. That's just the way it is at this house.
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    love it!

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    Back when I could only paw through the Smith & Wesson catalogs, I knew the heavy barrel was 'the' ticket for a Model 10, so that's what I lusted after. A generation later, my first K frame came with the HB. But since that joined the family, I really like the look of the tapered barrel more!

    Super nice find - congrats!

    I think we need a new thread for Impressive Used Revolvers Found In Gun Stores On August 29th...
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    I think we need a new thread for Impressive Used Revolvers Found In Gun Stores On August 29th...
    I don't recall the exact date I picked up this old 5" 10-5 but it was many August 29s ago. Great old workhorses. This one shoots straight for me.
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