SOLD FOR: $1350
Make: Smith & Wesson
Serial Number: TFF8894
Year of Manufacture: 1991
Action Type: Single/Double Action, Semi-Automatic, Removable Magazine Fed Pistol
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “SMITH & WESSON / SPRINGFIELD, MA U.S.A.”, the left side of the frame is marked with the serial and model number. The right side of the frame is marked with S&W’s monogram logo. The right side of the slide is marked “CAUTION: REFER TO INSTRUCTION MANUAL”. The top of the barrel is marked “10MM”. The grip has a small Smith & Wesson monogram logo and “Smith & Wesson” on the right side at the top. There are no punch dots under the decocker.
Barrel Length: 4 1/4”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade with a recessed white dot, dovetailed to the slide. The rear sight is a square notched lo-mount sight with two recessed white dots, it is dovetailed and screw set to the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is one-piece black checkered plastic that wraps around the backstrap. There are a couple of little rubs on the smooth portions. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, these 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 98% of its metal finish. There are a couple of faint rubs that have slightly smoothed the matte surfaces, hardly noticeable. There are light handling marks and standard operational wear. The pinheads are unmarred. The markings are crisp. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. There are no punch dots under the decocker. The pistol features a magazine disconnect safety, a frame mounted decocker lever and a nice slide to frame fit, with very little play. The double action trigger pull is smooth, single action is crisp after a smooth takeup. 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: Included is a total of three 9-round magazines and a Bianchi shoulder holster.
Our Assessment: Originally a boutique cartridge promoted by the likes of Jeff Cooper, 10mm took some time to gain traction in the shooting community, with the first big commercial boost coming from the release of Colt’s Delta Elite in 1987. Other manufacturers soon followed suit and began producing their own pistols in this new, powerful automatic cartridge including Smith & Wesson. The model 1076 was released in 1990 and was submitted for the FBI contract when they were seeking 10mm duty pistols. This example is in Excellent condition and looks like it has seen gentle use over its lifetime. If you like something that is a little less common than .45 or 9mm, like a little more power in your pistols, or just know that 10mm is best mm, this is a pistol to bid one…especially since only 13,805 were made. Please see our pictures and good luck.