SOLD FOR: $1525
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 10-7, The .38 Military & Police
Serial Number: 5D43657
Year of Manufacture: 1979
Caliber: .38 Special
Action Type: Single and Double Action Revolver with Swing-Out Cylinder
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 yoke cut is marked “MOD. 10-7”. The butt is marked with the serial number. The sideplate has a S&W monogram logo and the frame’s right side has the four-line Marcas Registradas address. The yoke and sides of the grip frame have inspection marks. The interior of the right grip panel is stamped “43657”.
Barrel Length: 6”, Pinned
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a fixed serrated ramp blade forged to the tapered barrel. The rear sight is a square notch milled into the top strap.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered walnut Magna stocks with S&W medallions at their tops. There are some areas of light handling wear. The checkering is mostly sharp. Overall, the grips are in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
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 few scattered light handling marks. There is a thin faint turn line on the cylinder. The screwheads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder locks up well on each chamber with light 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: Included is a serial matching box, cleaning rod, brush, and paperwork including a manual & original sales receipt.
Our Assessment: The Model 10 was a staple of police departments across the country for decades. Its K-frame, 6-shot capacity and, of course, Smith & Wesson quality making it an ideal service revolver. Over 6,000,000 of the type have been produced over the years, making it the most popular centerfire revolver of the 20th century. There were many variations made, some are still being produced today! This example is a 6″ barrel revolver from 1979. It is in about Excellent condition with about 98% of its original blue finish and looks like it rarely made it out of the box. In such high condition and with its original box, this is timeless wheel gun is sure to catch the eye of the collectors. Please see our photos and good luck!