Make: Smith and Wesson
Model: Model 10-5 Military and Police
Serial Number: D408636
Year of Manufacture: 1971-1972 (Pg. 399 of “Standard Catalog of S&W, 3rd Edition”
Caliber: .38 Special
Action Type: Single and Double Action with Swing-Out Cylinder
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “Smith & Wesson”. The right side of the frame is marked with the “S&W” logo and the 4 line “Marcus Registradas” address. The right side of the barrel is marked “S. & W. 38 Special Ctg.”. The left side of the frame under the arbor is marked “Mod. 10-5”. The arbor is marked “22985” and “G/0” (?). The bottom of the grip is marked “D408636“.
Barrel Length: 5”
Sights / Optics: The revolver is mounted with a square notched grooved receiver and a serrated ramp front sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered walnut. The panels have S&W medallions on each side. The panels show handling marks with deeper indentations on both sides above the checkering. The left panel is noticeably lighter in color than the right, and probably has been replaced. The checkering on the left grip shows very light wear, while that on the right grip has heavier wear. There are no chips or cracks. The grip screw shows slight disfigurement. The grips rate in about Very Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is and deep. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 98% of its metal finish. There is a large mark in the finish just above the trigger guard on the right side, and minor handling marks on the rest of the frame and the cylinder. The screw heads show no disfiguration, but the right side plate shows signs of having been removed and replaced. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The double action trigger pull is smooth, and the single action break is light with no discernible creep. The cylinder lockup is VERY tight. The action functions correctly. We did not fire this revolver.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This revolver is great for home protection, or anyone who must carry a revolver on duty. The wide ramp front sight offers fast sight acquisition. The %” barrel makes it particularly interesting. This revolver not only has a tight action, but looks Great!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This revolver is NOT on the California “roster of handguns certified for sale” and can only be sold to a California resident as a private party transaction (PPT) at our shop in Simi Valley. This does not apply to out of state buyers.
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