How did the Smith and Wesson Model 10 get its name?

How did the Smith and Wesson Model 10 get its name?

By Chuck Hawks Smith & Wesson is currently marketing a semi-automatic pistol as a Military and Police (M&P) model, but the name is taken from the double action (DA) revolver that made it famous. Later, the same revolver was assigned the model number “10,” when S&W stopped naming their handguns and gave them numbers, instead.

Can a Smith and Wesson Model 10 be used with.38 special ammunition?

All Model 10’s from 1958 to the present are suitable for use with .38 Special +P ammunition, as well as all standard pressure .38 Special loads. The M&P is built on Smith’s medium size “K” frame, which is an appropriate size for a six-shot, .38 Special revolver.

What are the sights on a Model 10?

That said, there are more than a few loads that strike where the Model 10’s sights are “looking”. Shown at the left is the serrated ramp front sight on the standard tapered barrel. Because of the smaller barrel OD at the muzzle, the sight is higher than on the heavy barrel version of the gun.

What are the sights on a Smith and Wesson M & P?

The sights on the M&P are fixed (non-adjustable). The front sight is the angled (quick draw) front blade introduced with the -5 series and the rear sight is the traditional square notch machined into the top of the frame.

What is value of my dad’s 38 S and W special CTG?

Based on what I’ve seen on these Model 15s recently, your Dad’s gun would sell for between $550-650. On the high end if you still have the box, papers and tools. Hi, I have just bought a Smith and Wesson 38 special CTG and would like to know how old it is, and also the value if possible.

Where is the serial number on a Smith and Wesson 38?

The gun reviewed here has a 6″ barrel, my favorite length for .38 revolvers. The caliber is marked on the right side of the test gun’s barrel, reading “38 S&W Special Ctg.” while “Smith & Wesson” is stamped on the left side. The serial number is stamped on the bottom of the grip frame.

Where do you find the model number on a Smith and Wesson revolver?

The model number is stamped inside the frame behind the cylinder crane; thus, the cylinder must be swung open to see the model number. In the case of the test revolver, it reads “Mod. 10-5.”. That stands for Model 10, 5th engineering revision.

When did the Smith and Wesson 19-5 series start?

All I’ve been able to find is the 19-5 series started in 1982 and ended in 1988. I would really appreciate any info you can give me on this revolver. I finally found out that my Model 19-5 was made in 1986.

What was the 2 ND model of Smith and Wesson?

The .38 Special Military & Police saw other design revisions rolled out as the 2 nd Model, with much streamlining of the action and trigger mechanism being foremost among them. Most relevant to many users of the M&P was the addition of a lug beneath the barrel that allowed the ejector rod to engage it securely.