Smith & Wesson S&W Model 10-5 M&P .38 Spl 2” DA/SA Revolver, 1977

SOLD FOR: $855

WOA#: WY231213MH002

Make: Smith & Wesson

Model: 10-5, The .38 Military & Police

Serial Number: 2D24841

Year of Manufacture: 1977

Caliber: .38 Special

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

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON” and the right side of the barrel is marked “.38 S.&W. SPL.”. The yoke cut is marked “MOD. / 10-5”. The butt is marked with the serial number. The side plate has an S&W monogram logo and the frame’s right side has the four-line Marcas Registradas address. The yoke and sides of the grip frame have inspection marks. The interior of the right grip is marked “24841”.

Barrel Length: 2”, Pinned

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a fixed serrated ramp blade forged to the tapered solid rib on the barrel. The rear sight is a square notch milled into the top strap.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered walnut Magna stocks with S&W medallions at their tops There are light handling marks. The checkering is strong with sharp peaks. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Excellent condition as original.

Type of Finish: Blue, Case Hardened trigger and hammer

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.  There is some stubborn fouling in the grooves.  In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 10/10.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. There is some minor operation wear on the cylinder and trigger. There is thinning on the grip frame as well. There is a faint turn line on the cylinder.  There are some scattered light handling marks. The finish is strong and deep with little to no muting in the case color. The screwheads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent Plus condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder locks up well on each chamber with light side-to-side play. The single-action trigger is crisp and the double action is smooth. 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: This revolver comes with a non-matching Smith & Wesson Box. with a purchase receipt matching the revolver dates 1978, cleaning rod and brush, owner’s manual, and factory handouts.

Our Assessment: The Model 10 was a staple of police departments across the country for decades. Its K-frame, 6-shot capacity and, of course, Smith & Wesson quality making it an ideal service revolver. Over 6,000,000 of the type have been produced over the years, making it the most popular centerfire revolver of the 20th century. There were many variations made, some are still being produced today! This example is a very clean 2″ barrel revolver from about 1977, the end of its production run before the phasing out with the updated 10-7 & 10-8 models. It is in aboutExcellent condition with about 97% of its original blue finish and still has superb mechanics and an even better bore.   Please see our photos and good luck! – L.S.

Smith & Wesson S&W Model 10-5 M&P .38 Spl 2” DA/SA Revolver, 1977
Smith & Wesson S&W Model 10-5 M&P .38 Spl 2” DA/SA Revolver, 1977