Dating s w model 10
Unless it's been misrepresented by the seller, I'm about 99% sure I'll be coming home with it. You will enjoy it, but it will cost you a lot of money when you get the S&W fever. The 2 inch model 10 was made in a square grip and a round grip.Assuming I get it, I'll be back in here with the serial number later today. The round grip is best for carry, but the square grip fits my hand better for shooting.
It was the successor to the Smith & Wesson .32 Hand Ejector Model of 1896 and was the first Smith & Wesson revolver to feature a cylinder release latch on the left side of the frame like the Colt M1889.
Some models are not as fast selling as others and although a reference book shows serial numbers and list's years when they shipped, it can only be considered a general idea of that model as I have seen some that shipped several years after these books show them to due to a less Popular status or demand for them.
Here is a direct link to the Factory letter I spoke of and the Excellent reference book the Poster before me mentions that can be ordered from your computer and shipped to your front door.
Many people have questions about how to identify a S&W revolver and when was it made. Name Caliber Frame .22 Hand Ejector Ladysmith 22 Long M .22/32 Target 22 Long Rifle I .22 Outdoorsman 22 Long Rifle K .32 Hand Ejector (round Butt) 32 S&W Long I .32 Regulation Police (Square Butt) 32 S&W Long I .32-20 Hand Ejector 32-20 Win.
t=356710 It has a lot of info that might be of interest to many of you.