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I was down in Texas this weekend for a family reunion, and out of the blue my grandfather gave me his S&W M&P Model 10 .38 revolver, in the original box, with the manual, and cleaning stuff. Its in pretty good condition, blued, double action 5" barrel.

Its probably 50 or 60 years old. Any idea on value (not that I'm going to sell it).

Its been a while since I've been on the forum. I'll post pictures tomorrow.
 

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Looks like a real beauty! A LNIB older Model 10, blued, you're probably pushing north of $400, especially since you have the original box, manual, cleaning gear. Can't tell from your photos if you have one of the earlier 5-screw models... if so, that pushes the value significantly higher. Does it have a sub-model designation (look inside the crane)... like a 10-2 or 10-3, or similar? The Model 10 was labelled as such starting in 1957; prior to that is was called the .38 M&P. If you PM me with your s/n, I can probably get pretty close on the date of manufacture.
 

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I'll get that to you later today.

Yeah it was really nice of him. About 4 years ago he got stomach cancer, and lost his stomach, and has a hard time eating and has become frail, and can no longer handle this gun, so I'm kinda sad about that. I'm going back down there (to Galveston, TX) over the 4th of July as he wants me to teach my younger cousins (17 and 13) how to shoot. He still has a .22 magnum 5 shot mini pocket pistol he carries and a .410 shotgun, but thats all he can handle. He's 6' tall and 140lbs now, and 77 years old.
 

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Well, I shot it last night. Makes me wanna sell my xd. So smooth, very very accurate at 75 feet, and with the 5in barrel has very light recoil, even with defensive loads. Just wish it held more than six shots. Oh well.
 

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Nice pistol...I love the look of the old pencil barrel Smiths.

I wouldn't go with +P loads in it...you could easily find a good 158gr SWCHP that would be an excellent performer out of that 5" barrel.
 

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Well, I shot it last night. Makes me wanna sell my xd. So smooth, very very accurate at 75 feet, and with the 5in barrel has very light recoil, even with defensive loads. Just wish it held more than six shots. Oh well.
Wheelgun love.
 

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Yeah its now my "primary" SD/HD gun. Keep it in a drawer in my night stand, just because its so much easier to using with the da trigger versus keeping my xd loaded with such a light trigger.
 

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You're welcome. :rolleyes:
 
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