Smith & Wesson S&W Pre-Model 10 .38 M&P Model of 1905- 4th Change

SOLD FOR: $1,125

WOA#: WY240313RK007

Make: Smith & Wesson

Model: Military & Police

Serial Number: 647368

Year of Manufacture: c.1915-1942 (Trigger guard screw present)

Caliber: .38 Special

Action Type: Single and Double Action Revolver with Swing-Out fluted Cylinder with hand ejector.

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON” and the right side of the barrel is marked “38 S.&W. SPECIAL CTG”. The crane cut is marked “47692”. The crane is marked “47692”. The butt is marked with “647368”. The left side has an S&W monogram logo and the frame’s right side is marked “MADE IN U.S.A.”. The back of the cylinder is marked “647368”. The underside of the barrel is marked “B  647368”. The top of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD MASS.U.S.A. PATENTED FEB.6.06.SEPT.14.09.DEC.14”. Inside of the right grip panel is marked with matching serial number “647368”. The hammer round is marked REG. US. PATD. OFF.

Barrel Length: 4” Pinned

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a half circle blade machined into the barrel. The rear sight is a square notch channel machined into the top of the frame.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two piece, checkered wood grips. The checkering is semi-sharp. The grips have no chips or cracks. Overall the grips are in very Good Condition.

Type of Finish: Blue, Case Hardened trigger & hammer

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition:  The bore is bright and the rifling is defined. There is no erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9.5/10.

Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 98% of its original finish. Thetrigger guard has some light scuffs and thinning of the finish. The cylinder has a visible but thin turn line. The screw heads are sharp, the markings are clear. The trigger serrations are sharp and the hammer spur checkering is defined. The checkering in the cylinder release is sharp. Overall this pistol is in Very Fine Condition for C&R.  this may be the nicest pre-10 I’ve seen. Please look at these photos.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder locks up well on each chamber with very little 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: None.

Our Assessment: Since its introduction, the Smith & Wesson M&P Model of 1905 revolver has carved out a remarkable legacy in the world of firearms. With its solid frame construction and six-round .38 Special chambering, it emerged as a symbol of reliability and effectiveness during a pivotal era in firearms development. The M&P introduction coincided with a time when simplicity and reliability were paramount in firearms design. Its durable carbon steel construction and straightforward operation made it a favored choice among law enforcement agencies, earning it the moniker “Military & Police” revolver. Over the years, it became the go-to sidearm for countless officers on the beat and saw action in military conflicts worldwide. Its reputation for accuracy and durability made it an indispensable tool for officers, providing them with a sense of security and confidence in the line of duty. Additionally, its service extended to military personnel, where it earned the trust of soldiers in various theaters of conflict. Over time, the pre- Model 10 / M&P underwent several modifications to meet the changing needs of its users. From adjustable sights to different barrel lengths and finishes, Smith & Wesson continually refined the design to ensure its adaptability and effectiveness in diverse environments. Despite these changes, the pre-Model 10’s / M&P core principles of reliability and simplicity remained intact, cementing its status as a timeless classic. From its humble beginnings over a century ago to its continued presence in the collections of enthusiasts today, the M&P’s legacy endures as a symbol of excellence in the world of firearms. Please see our photos and best of luck with the auction. -K.F.

Smith & Wesson S&W Pre-Model 10 .38 M&P Model of 1905- 4th Change
Smith & Wesson S&W Pre-Model 10 .38 M&P Model of 1905- 4th Change