This Nickel plated Model 10 was given by the United Nations. It was meant to be used by as part of an aid package to African nation as a guard's sidearm. The reasoning that decided to issue nickel plated being issued to dockside guards was to reduce the amount of rust that would develop on the revolver. It does seem to have work. From the trigger pull it would seem that this weapon wasn't fired very often.Issued about sometime about 1980 to help provide security to the piles of food and other material piled on a dockside. This .38 Special, fixed site revolver was number 33 of the weapons provided to native security personnel. The Roman numeral 33 is stamped on the left recoil shield and a line of native markings are electro-penciled on the lower left frame just at the bottom of the cylinder window.
The bore is in fine condition and the mechanically functions work perfectly, The verticallicay ribbed trigger and the standard sized hammer has a knurled thumb platform..Both of these are color case hardened. The original factory grip panels have S&W Medallions set into the wood.. This is an interesting revolver that functions perfectly and is both a shooter and a collector's piece.
Money Orders or Cashier's Checks are accepted and when accompanied by an FFL are shipped ASAP. Business Checks and personal checks take four to five days to clear the bank. A weapon that has been fired will be subject to a 10% discount in the refund if it is returned.l
Trades Accepted: No
Money order or certified checks accepted. 15% return fee