SOLD FOR: $1385
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 1006, Product Code 104800
Serial Number: TFC4338
Year of Manufacture: 1990-1993
Action Type: Double Action / Single Action Semi-Automatic with Removable Magazine & Decocker Safety
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “SMITH & WESSON / SPRINGFIELD, MA U.S.A.” and the right side is marked “CAUTION: REFER TO INSTRUCTIONAL MANUAL”. The left side of the frame is marked “TFC4338 / 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 “H”.
Barrel Length: 5”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade with a white dot dovetailed to the front of the slide. The rear sight is a square notch with two dots in a base adjustable for windage and elevation.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is a one-piece checkered black plastic S&W grip. The exposed front strap is serrated. There are a few light marks from handling. The checkering is strong. There is a small gap between the grip and the frame on the left side at the top front corner. The grip rates in about Fine 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. The barrel shows light operational wear. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in 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 one-piece blue cardboard Smith & Wesson box with serial matching label, a manual, a total of two 9-round magazines, a cleaning rod, brush mop, bristle brush, and sight adjustment tool.
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 in Excellent condition, appearing to have spent more time in its box than out. In addition to its original box, it comes a pair of magazines and cleaning tools as well as an adjustment tool for its sights. This would make a good defense gun, especially if you’re hiking out in bear country, and would be a fine addition to any collection. Please see our photos and good luck!