SOLD FOR: $2,975
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 1006 CHP Limited Edition, 25 of 650
Serial Number: CHP0025
Year of Manufacture: 1990-1991
Action Type: Traditional Double Action Semi-Automatic with Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “SMITH & WESSON / SPRINGFIELD, MA U.S.A.”. The right side of the slide is marked “1 of 650” followed by a symbol with a winged motorcycle wheel with banners above and below that read “CALIFORNIA ASSN / OF HIGHWAY PATROLMEN”. The left side of the frame is marked “CHP0025 / MOD 1006”, the left top forward portion of the trigger guard is marked with an upside-down “T” and the right side of the frame has an S&W logo. The magazine well is marked with a small mark that resembles “8”.
Barrel Length: 5”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade with a recessed white dot dovetailed to the front of the slide. The rear sight is a square notch Novaks lo-mount sight with two recessed white dots and is dovetailed and screw set to the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The installed grip is a one-piece checkered black plastic S&W grip. The grip has a faint rub or two on the backstrap, otherwise, there is just light handling wear. The checkering is intact and attractive. The grip rates 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 98% of its metal finish. There is a smooth spot on the bottom of the frame within the trigger guard. There are some light handling marks in addition to standard operational wear. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The slide has an ambidextrous decocker/safety. The double-action trigger is smooth, the single action has a smooth take-up with a little bit of creep before breaking. 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 pistol comes in a blue cardboard Smith & Wesson box with a serial matching label, a total of two 9-round magazines, paperwork including the manual, chamber flag, cleaning rod, bristle brush, mop, and wax paper. The case has light to moderate storage wear, in about Very Good-Fine condition. The magazines have faint operational wear, both in about Excellent condition.
Our Assessment: The S&W 1006 is the 10mm pistol developed by Smith & Wesson for the FBI’s request for a new pistol following a shootout in Miami in 1986. The 10mm was designed by Col. Jeff Cooper to be more powerful and flatter shooting than the .45 ACP. It is primarily used for rural law enforcement, personal defense and hunting. Until the FBI’s request, it had almost become an obsolete cartridge, popular with hand-loaders and recoil junkies. After the request, there was renewed interest, though the FBI eventually dropped the 10mm in favor of the lower-recoil .40 S&W cartridge. This example of the 1006 is the CHP Limited Edition of which only 650 were made and while marked “1 of 650” this one is likely number 25. The pistol displays hardly any evidence of light and responsible use. It comes with a pair of magazines and all the case candy. This would make a good defense gun, especially if you’re hiking out in bear country, but will really make a great addition to a Smith & Wesson collection. Please see our photos and good luck!