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Smith & Wesson .38 Special model 10-5 Blue 2 inch Square Butt Magna Grips Tapered 1970 Production Bangor Punta Pinned Barrel Snub Revolver C&R CA OK


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From security duty in the Caribbean comes this attractive Smith & Wesson .38 Military & Police, numbered model 10, Fifth Engineering Change. Manufacturer was Smith & Wesson, 2100 Roosevelt Ave., Springfield, MA. From its D232000 range serial number, it was manufactured in 1970, under Bangor Punta Corporate Ownership. Type is traditional double and single action medium frame revolver. Construction is entirely steel metal with original factory service sized magna style grips. Frame is K medium sized, with square butt grip frame. Chambering is .38 Smith & Wesson Special caliber, acceptable for firing +P loads. Barrel is 2inch standard tapered, pinned into the frame. Sights are barrel integral serrated blade front with frame integral fixed notch rear. Cylinder capacity is 6 rounds. Trigger is .265 serrated face, with matching serrated spur hammer. Safety system is internal transfer bar. Dimensions are 1.46 inches cylinder thickness; 7 inches overall length; 4 3/4 inches height; weight 29 ounces empty with center of gravity at the trigger. Trigger pulls at 11 pounds vicinity double action, with2 to 5 degrees additional hammer travel after the cylinder times. On single action, the hammer travels 215 degrees after the cylinder times, and single action trigger pull is a crisp original 4 3/8 pounds. Lateral cylinder play is negligible with the trigger relaxed, but with the trigger fully depressed, there is no lateral play whatsoever. Cylinder face to forcing cone gap measures .006.Carbon deposits under the top strap and on the cylinder face are minimal. This revolver served in the Caribbean home jurisdiction of Ramey Air Force Base, later Borinquen Air Station, with its mission of guarding aircraft, boats, and surveillance equipment aimed at Castro’s Cuba and at South- and Central American drug traffickers. We estimate it was actually fired fewer than 100 times. Bore and cylinder chambers are all bright and clean. Finish is polished surface blued steel, with matte sight area, and color casehardened trigger and hammer. Grips are correct oil finish. Surface detractions are minimal to moderate, principally finish freckling and grip wear. We rate this revolver as Very Good, close to Excellent, 85 percent vicinity by our estimate, but photos ought to suffice for our distinguished shoppers to judge finish grade for themselves. Replacement pricing for a model 10 is $812 on smith-wesson com, 2 inchers are long discontinued. We’re offering the authentic Cold War Era 2 inch Square Butt model 10-5 in the photos, however, for only $ 539.00. Transferable to California Residents due to its 50+ year age and C&R Status. Not transferable to Non-C&R Civilians in Massachusetts. Add a correct Grip Adapter only $27.00; add a set of Ivory Polymer Grips with checkering and medallion only $23.00. $20 ship to 01 02 FFLs etc. lower 48; $40 AK, Guam, HI, PR, USPS Priority. FFL ok by fax, e-mail or mail, please ask your dealer to put your name and Gun Brand on there. $60 UPS Second Day for direct to C&Rs. Handguns must ship to an 01 or 02 FFL in California, Chicago, D.C., Hawaii, Illinois, New Jersey, and New York