what is a Smith and Wesson Model 10 nickel plated 38 caliber with 4" barrell worth? The Serial # is C 460226....the 'C' may or may not be part of the serial number.....
You have an interesting variant of the S&W Model 10 Military and Police revolver. The "C" is indeed part of the serial number and yours dates from 1960. This means it has the 4 screw configuration, which adds to its value. The nickel finish also adds a premium to the value.
Does your gun have the heavy ("bull" ) 4" barrel? If you are not sure, the difference can be noted by whether the barrel tapers down just ahead of the frame where it is attached in front of the cylinder. On the bull barrel, there will be no taper. Also, if you open the cylinder and look on the frame just below the breech end of the barrel, there should be a model number. If it says, "Mod 10" it has a tapered barrel. If it says, "Mod 10-1" it has the bull barrel.
Do you have the original box for this gun, or any of the cleaning kit and sight adjustment tool that came with it?
Finally, I need to know the condition of the gun. If possible, you should try to post a few pictures.
Get back to me on these questions, and I will try to estimate a value of your revolver.
In response to the questions you asked about my Mod 10 Smith and Wesson, it is definitely a Mod 10 with the tapered barrell. I bought the gun used several years ago and I don't have the original box or cleaning kit or the sight adjustment tool. I don't have the ability to send pictures either, but I have kept the gun in a case since I purchased it and cleaned it on a regular basis and taken real good care of it...It is in excellent condition....
Thanks so much for your timely response....BGB
With a 4 screw frame and nickel plate, I would place the value of your Military and Police revolver at somewhere between $450 and $475, if it is in Excellent condition. I recently paid $300 for a bull barrel, 3 screw Model 10 with a blue finish that had some finish issues. Your gun is definitely more desirable than that one, and with the specifics of your Model 10 I certainly would not take less than $450 for it.
thanks so much for your time helping me to determine the value of my gun.....have a great day....BGB
You are very welcome, my friend.
Also my friend, go to gunbroker web site will give you a clue as to what the market is doing on a given gun.It has been my looking that any Smith, or Colt are going for super high prices, unless it looks like it had a trip down the garbage disposasl. Guns are a good investment. The one thing you do have to do is secure your investment.
Most of what you say here is true, although I'm not sure what you actually mean by "super high prices."
But I am wondering why you are responding to a post that is 2 years old.
Incidentally, prices on the Model 10 really haven't gone up much over the past couple years - not like they have on some other models.