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I went to my local gun store today after work and they showed me yet another S&W model 10 marked "Detroit Police". This one had nicer nickle than mine overall but was much more used. It also had the older style grips with the half circle of wood on top. I'm not current on grip terminology so I don't know what they're called. It was already sold before I got there but that's alright. I don't really need two. I found that mine is from the 70's and this one was from the early 50's. The text on the gun was much nicer than on the newer Smiths I've seen and owned. I just thought it was noteworthy.

They also just sold a Broomhandle Mauser in 7.63x25. I didn't get a chance to see that one.
 

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I passed up a Model 14-5 for $250, I don't really need another revolver though if it is still there when I travel back that way I might try to trade for it. It had slight wearing on the edge of the muzzle and on the edge of the cylinder but otherwise like new. If it were an older series rather than one fairly new I might have pulled out the card but I'm not that hepped on them. Now if it were a M-14 with 8 3/8" barrel at that price...
 

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It is tough when you miss out by just a little ...

My only mod 10 is a Victory model, from 1946 I think - it's a little small for me, but it's a nice gun. It's been in my family for 3 generations now.
 

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Any gun handed down through your family is a keeper. :D The Victory models especially have an interesting history. I'd like to get one but that would be showing poor judgment on my part.

I'm actually a bit glad I missed this one. The dealer told me he thought of calling me when he got it in but I'm glad he didn't. If he had called and I said no on this he might be more hesitant to contact me when something I really want comes in. After my last purchase I'll have to save my money for a while anyway. Check the milsurp forum to see my new Mauser if you're curious.
 

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the victory model I have is definitely a keeper - my uncle carried it as a deputy sheriff in NW Montana for 30 years so a lot of the parkerized finish is worn off - but I also have his leather cartridge belt and hand tooled holster, with his name in the tooling - so it is a very cool thing to hand onto. It's not worth a lot of money - but it's worth a lot to me.
 
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