SOLD FOR: $1,802.00
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 610, 10mm Stainless Revolver
Serial Number: BFA7789
Year of Manufacture: 1989-1992 (Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson, 3rd Edition by Jim Supica & Richard Nahas, P250)
Caliber: 10mm, .40 S&W With Moon Clips
Action Type: 6-Shot, Single And Double Action Revolver with Swing-Out Fluted Cylinder
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON”, the right is marked “10 MM”. The yoke cut is marked with the serial and model number. The right side of the frame is marked with the four line Marcas Registradas address, the left has S&W’s monogram logo. The ejecor rod cut in the lug is marked “S”. The sides of the grip frame and yoke have inspection marks and inspection stickers. The butt has the serial number. The rear face of the cylinder is marked “V”.
Barrel Length: 5″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramp blade, pinned to a serrated ramp base which is integral to the solid, wide rib. The rear sight is a square notched leaf in a S&W micrometer click base that is adjustable for windage and elevation.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece smooth wood with finger grooves & S&W medallions which leave the serrated backstrap exposed. The grips have no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless Steel
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. The sides of the barrel have some scattered light scuffing. The frame has a few scattered light marks. The cylinder has a thin turn-line. The trigger and hammer have light operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder lockup has almost no play on each of the six chambers. The double action trigger is smooth and the single-action 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: This revolver comes in a blue cardboard one-piece Smith & Wesson box with serial matching label, wax paper, cleaning accessories, a total of four half-moon clips, and an assortment of factory paperwork including manual. The box has scattered light wear with slight fraying at some edes and corners, in about Very Good condition.
Our Assessment: For more than 150 years, Smith & Wesson has been producing some of the finest revolvers in the world. For much of that history, revolvers were the best handgun for just about any purpose, hunting, defense, target shooting, law enforcement and military sidearms. The semi-automatic handgun slowly took the place of most of these purposes, but there’s still something about a revolver that keeps shooters coming back. This Smith revolver allows you to use the semi-automatic 10mm cartridge in a fine quality revolver, sharing ammunition with a Smith 1006, Colt Delta Elite, Glock 20 or other 10mm semi-auto pistol. Using moon clips, you can also use .40 S&W, allowing this revolver to use two different popular semi-automatic cartridges! Not content with being chambered in 10mm, best mm, this revolver is in Excellent condition with 97% of its finish, a bright bore, strong mechanics and comes with its original box. For the 10mm enthusiast or the Smith & Wesson collector, this is a great find. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This handgun CANNOT be transferred as a dealer sale in California. This handgun CAN be sold as a Private Party Transfer (PPT) at our Simi Valley shop. All cartridge firing handguns (even C&R’s and antiques) sold to a California resident must be DROS’d. This section does not apply to out of state residents.