TFB Editor Phil White was given a Smith & Wesson Model 10 M&P, and I asked him to take photos for the blog. The pistol dates back to around the time of WWI (judging from the serial). He wrote …

My good friend and FFL closed his shop a week ago to move back to California and take care of his mother. I was there his last day of business to see him off. He had this  S&W 38 special with a 5 inch barrel. Nobody purchased it so much to my surprise he got it out of the case and handed it to me. He said you love these old guns and you’ll use it. If I keep it I’ll let it sit in the safe—enjoy it. This old gun is so smooth it’s amazing.



He might write up a retro-review of the revolver in the near future.



  • Michael Y

    I am green with envy!

  • Darhar M.

    Nice gift.

  • Chris U5

    What a beautiful gun and a great story, I’m sure you will treasure it forever.

  • Nicholas Chen

    Sweet gift!

  • What a beautiful American classic!

  • Jeff Smith

    That’s a beautiful gun!

  • That is awesome Phil!

  • John

    Needs a fedora and a bullwhip. 🙂

    • iksnilol

      I thought Indy used a M1917? You gotta have that .45 acp stopping power after all 😉

      • mosinman

        well there isn’t too much contest between .38 and .45 😉

  • M.M.D.C.

    Very nice, indeed. Just the right amount of wear and the grips are beautiful. I’m in love. You should definitely do a review.

  • RPK

    And some people say there is no love of fellow Countrymen any longer in this Country. I believe this to be a testament of friendship, loyalty and appreciation from one firearms enthusiast to another. A gift such as this is nothing short of amazing. What a great story. Both the handgun and the friendship will surely be a life long treasure. Thanks for sharing…

  • hikerguy

    Gotta love those classic designs! Congrats on the great new (to you) gun.

  • ghost

    Those revolvers were all business.

  • Isaac

    Balls you Phil !!!

  • Just some info on it. The serial number is just six digits and no letters. It’s also a five screw. That makes it a pre-model 10 from approx. 1915.

  • me ohmy

    aw..I love those WW2 period revolvers…nice pics

  • iksnilol

    I like the look of the half underlug.

  • Fruitbat44

    That’s a really cool story.

  • Very nice!