Smith & Wesson Model 10-7 "Peruvian FBI"
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    Smith & Wesson Model 10-7 "Peruvian FBI"

    Here's an interesting snubbie I have recently obtained in mint/near-mint condition. According to serial number, it is dated 1984. Stamp on right side reads: "POLICIA DE INVESTIGACIONES DEL PERU". According to enclosed reference on gunsamerica, it was part of a contract with Peruvian government but was never delivered for some reason. I wonder how many of subject specimens were ordered. You appreciation is welcome.

    https://www.gunsamerica.com/96249669...in-the-box.htm

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    What a beautiful weapon!
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    Is it a Model 36? "Chief Special"?

    How interesting!

    I know you said "10-7" but it sure does not look like a 10, looks like a five shot...looks like a Chief Special.

    Does it actually have "10-7" stamped in side the Yoke?

    Is it s six shot?

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    It’s an M&P style Model 10-7. I have one too!
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    I confirm: 10-7
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    Bruno in Rouses Point, NY

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    Two-inch Model 10. Six shots. Observe that the notches are between the flutes. The five-shot J-Frames have notches behind flutes.

    2-inch Model 10


    Chiefs Special produced before adoption of Model 36 nomenclature


    Bruno, that sure is a pretty one. Love the 2-inch K-Frames. It's extra neato with the crest on the side plate.
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    I was with a buddy at a gun show a couple of years ago and he was looking at an identical Peruvian marked Model 10-7. Mechanically it was about new but looked like it had been in a box with other guns and jostled around. It had quite a few little nicks and dings and scratches. He would have bought it but it was priced about $150-$200 too high given the condition.
    What's not to love about a round butt snubby with a llama on the side of the frame ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    Two-inch Model 10. Six shots. Observe that the notches are between the flutes. The five-shot J-Frames have notches behind flutes.

    2-inch Model 10


    Chiefs Special produced before adoption of Model 36 nomenclature


    Bruno, that sure is a pretty one. Love the 2-inch K-Frames. It's extra neato with the crest on the side plate.

    Huh!

    I never noticed this...good observation!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oyeboten View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    Two-inch Model 10. Six shots. Observe that the notches are between the flutes. The five-shot J-Frames have notches behind flutes.
    ......

    Huh!

    I never noticed this...good observation!
    The second way to tell at a glance whether you are looking at a 5-shot or a 6-shot cylinder involves just the flutes:

    On a 6-shot one flute will always be centered on each side, equi-distant to the top and bottom of the frame. On a 5-shot, none will ever be.
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