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I.D. this S&W revolver please

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  1. mixer

    mixer Well-Known Member

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    It's a 6 shot S&W with a 2" bbl. Marking on barrel says ".38 S & W. SPL". It has exposed hammer, ramp sight, chrome finish. Other markings are; "MCD 10-7" on inside of crane. Can't find model number on gun or a match on S & W website. S & W is closed until 1/7/08 so no info from them now.

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    Fletcher,

    According to the S&W website the model 10 is only available with a 4" barrel and with a blue finish. Mine is a 2" bbl with a chrome finish. Thanks for the help anyway.


    Eric
     
  3. MTA Tom

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    fletcher is correct. I'm sure the marking is MOD 10-7, making it the Model 10 Military & Police. The 7 variation began production in 1977. Unless that's an aftermarket finish, it's nickel.
     
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    MTA Tom,

    It clearly says MCD 10-7. It could be a nickle finish and not chrome or stainless.


    Eric
     
  5. ccw1911

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    Sounds like a nickel model 10, I think the info on the SW web site is limited to newer guns, they definitely made 2 inch model 10's. Try www.smith-wessonforum.com for more info.
     
  6. MTA Tom

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    Eric, I'll bet you a cup of coffee it says MOD 10-7.

    The information on the S&W web site is limited to current production guns. Check the "Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson, 3rd Edition" by Supica and Nahas, which is the authoritative reference for out-of-production S&W guns.
     
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    CCW1911,

    Bingo, that's it but w/o the finger grips. Thanks.

    MTA Tom,

    I'll take that bet. Careful examination under a magnifying glass clearly shows mCd 10-7 not mOd 10-7. I'll try to take a close up pic of the marking and get it up on this thread.

    Thanks to all.


    Eric
     
  8. MTA Tom

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    Eric, it's either a light strike on the "O", or the gun has been refinished (or otherwise tampered with), which oftens blurs or obliterates markings.

    Since you've identified the gun for us from the picture, we know that the S&W mark would be "MOD 10-7".
     
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    MTA Tom,

    Most definately not a light strike. I know for a fact that the gun has not been refinished in any way or been fired beyond the test firing at the factory. It was bought new some years ago in New Orleans by an elderly friend who never used it and didn't want it any more. Picture of the "mCd 10-7" marking will be up later.


    Eric
     
  10. PODO

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    mixer:
    Back in the 60's Detroit PD issued the Mod 10 - 2" bbl M&P to their Detectives - TOM
     
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    It's still a Model 10 , Regardlesss of the "MCD" markings,

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    ok, I have the pictures of the "MCD 10-7" engraving. Who can post them on here for me?


    Eric
     
  13. 100straight

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    I can post the pics. E-mail them to me soon. I'll be out of town from this afternoon through next Wednesday.

    Shoot well and often,

    Mark.
     
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    Showdawg,

    No doubt it's a model 10 but there a cup of coffee bet riding on this ;-))


    Eric
     
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    Here are the pix that Eric wants you to see.


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    Shoot well and often,

    Mark.
     
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    MTA Tom,

    I'll take mine black w/sugar.

    Eric
     
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    Eric ... that is not a "C". Look really really close at it ... see in the lower right side how the swoop up is almost half way? That is a mis-stamping of an "O" and not a "C". Just to put a little more evidence into what I said take a look at how "C" is compared you what you think is a "C" ... see where the lower right swoop on the "C" stops and yours keeps going?

    It is a MOD 10-7 Nickel Plated 38
     
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    The stamp used had a chip. I have had both letter and number stamps chip from time to time.
     
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    Model 10's have been made over the years with 2", 3", 4", 5" and 6" barrels, though only the 2" and 4" are common. They have been made with a blued finish, and with nickel plating. The stainless version is the Model 64.

    I see it says MCD 10-7, but the proper stamping should be MOD 10-7. This is an interesting variation. Is it really a legit marking, or an error, or a broken die? If it's a mistake, it might have some desirability among S&W collectors, but I can't imagine it being of any really enhanced value.
     
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    MOD 10-7, case closed. HMB
     
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