SOLD FOR: $2624
Make: Smith & Wesson
Serial Number: TFJ0075
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.”. The left side of the frame is marked “TFJ0075 / MOD 1006”. The right side of the frame has an S&W logo. The chamber is marked “10MM”.
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 Novaks Lo-Mount sight with two white dots and is dovetailed and screw set to the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is a one-piece checkered black plastic S&W grip. There are some scattered faint handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. There are light handling marks. The checkering is sharp. 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 but there are some spots of stubborn fouling. In my opinion, this bore is 10 out of 10.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are a few freckles of discoloration on the slide toward the front. 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 pistol has a magazine disconnect. The slide has an ambidextrous decocker/safety. 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 a serial matching label and a 9-round magazine.
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. The included box says “USED” on the label so we think that this was either taken to a gun show or bought back and resold by S&W. No matter the case, this is a sharp pistol that 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!
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