1959 Smith & Wesson S&W Model 10 No Dash .38 Special 3″ Inch C&R

SOLD FOR: $755

WOA#: WY240225VN009

Make: Smith & Wesson

Model: 10

Serial Number: C465522

Year of Manufacture: 1959 shipped to Rex Firearms in New york

Caliber: .38 S&W Special

Action Type: Single or Double Action Revolver with Swing-Out Cylinder

Markings: The left of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON”, the right is marked “38 S & W SPECIAL CTG”. The sideplate is marked with the S&W monogram logo and the right of the frame is marked with the four-line marcas registradas address. The crane-cut is marked with the model number, the butt of the grip frame is marked with the serial number “C465522”.

Barrel Length: 3″ Pinned Barrel

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramped blade machined to the rib. The rear sight is a square notch trough in the top strap.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered walnut Magna stocks with S&W medallions at their tops. There are some scattered little nicks and marks through the finish. There are light handling marks. The checkering is mostly strong. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Very Good condition.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original.

Bore Condition: The bore is bright with semi-sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore.  In this writer’s opinion the bore rates an 8/10.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 95% of its metal finish. There are a couple of little marks through the finish, the most noticeable are on the top of the barrel towards the front and on the trigger guard. There is a visible turn line on the cylinder, it is obviously noticeable. There are some scattered light handling marks. The screwheads are sharp; some screws do show scarring.  Some noticeable wear with service being lightly scuffed over the 65 years.The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Very Good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder lockup shows light play with the trigger depressed. The double-action trigger is smooth and the single-action trigger is crisp. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: none

Our Assessment:  The Smith & Wesson Model 10, also known as the Military & Police (M&P) revolver, is an iconic firearm with a rich history dating back to the early 20th century.This 65 year old  Model 10 variant, chambered in .38 Special, features a 3-inch barrel and a six-round cylinder. Renowned for its simplicity, durability, and reliability, the Model 10 has been a staple sidearm for military, law enforcement, and civilian users alike.

With its solid construction and time-tested design, the Model 10 offers shooters a robust and accurate revolver suitable for a variety of applications, including self-defense, target shooting, and duty carry. The revolver’s double-action/single-action (DA/SA) trigger mechanism provides shooters with flexibility in shooting styles, while its smooth operation and ergonomic grip design ensure comfortable handling and precise shot placement. Whether in the hands of a police officer, a soldier, or a civilian shooter, the Smith & Wesson Model 10 .38 Special remains a classic and reliable choice for those seeking a dependable revolver for everyday use. This model 10 is a rare one with the 3-inch barrel, making it highly collectable.Please check out these pics and know you are bidding on a true piece of history.

K.F.

1959 Smith & Wesson S&W Model 10 No Dash .38 Special 3" Inch C&R
1959 Smith & Wesson S&W Model 10 No Dash .38 Special 3″ Inch C&R