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Thread: RE-IMPORT of S&W 10-5

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    Quote Originally Posted by scattershot View Post
    Sorry, I can’t find the paperwork on this M10. Strangely, there are no re-import marks on it, either. There was an adhesive computer inventory tag on it, which I removed, but other than that, nothing. I bought it online about two years ago, if that helps. Sorry.
    Oh well, Scattershot. I was just curious.


    After all the talk about guns going north to the US from Australian Police, I just found this one on our gun sales forum.


    https://www.usedguns.com.au/Product.aspx?p=139471

    $3000.00 because it is marked with Detroit Police Department stamps. Makes me wonder what NSW could have got for the 12,000 Mod. 10s they got rid of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marshall View Post
    @Petrol & Powder

    I picked up a 10-8 with a heavy 4" barrel from Buds about 4 years ago that was a reimport from Australia. Based on the stickers it had on the frame, it was used by the Victoria police. It seemed to be lightly used, with some holster wear on the bluing. It is one of my fun guns at the range. Mainly fire light loads of Titegroup under a 158 gr LRN bullet. I picked up a couple of speed loaders and a belt pouch for them just in case I ever decided to carry it (but haven't so far). If SC ever passes open carry, I may just give it a try.

    Marshall
    I am guessing, but I suspect that Mod. 10 went back when Victoria traded it in. I don't know for sure, but I have heard that Victoria went with the S&W semiautos and part of the deal was that S&W bought all the old Mod. 10s back.
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    I recently picked up one of the imports back from France, they had been very slightly used by the French police. Mine is a 10-8 with a 4" heavy barrel & some very nice target stocks that were also made in France at one time. Buds had these a few months back at a very good price. Mine shoots great although the outside finish is a bit rough, not bad but the inside is almost like new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petrol & Powder View Post
    Marshall - My 10-5 is 1960's vintage based on its serial number and I'm fairly confident it was unfired based on the condition. I'm not sure where it was delivered initially but Australia is not out of the question.
    @Petrol & Powder,

    In addition to the stickers on the revolver itself, the gun came in a box that had some interesting information. One label said:

    "????????? [PHC FLOOR](VPD104) Used S&W Police Model 10 38sp Square Butt"

    Another label says:

    " GRYCOL INTERNATIONAL PTY, RB, ORDER NO. 908205 060, SERIAL NO. 12D#### 010" <- the #### replaces the actual serial numbers, manufacture was 82 or 83 based on serial number.

    Finally there is hand written in ink on the top:

    Neil SCHLITTLER LCR
    VP 34040

    Information on an underlying sticker makes me pretty sure the box is for a S&W M&P 40 that was the likely replacement for the revolver, so the handwritten officer information may be for the M&P 40 rather than the revolver. I did an online search for this officer and came up with some references to a "Senior Constable Neil Schlittler" and a "Sergeant Neil Schlittler" as recently as 2015. He seems to have been involved in a police torture investigation (as the investigator) in Ballarat. He may have nothing to do with the revolver, but it is surprising how much information you can find on someone on the orther side of the world.

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    The reason for the relative lack of wear on the OP's example is that it was probably one of a group of firearms assigned to a station or precinct house that was put in the rack , but lived out it's duty life as a spare, waiting for one of the guns up the line to break, or for that day when all hands were called for an emergency, which never came.
    Most police officers outside of the US do not own their own firearms and do not take their firearms home, but return them to an armorer at the end of shift. The weapons are stored in the armory, until the officers return to duty, whereupon they re-issued a weapon. If there were a dozen guns in the rack, human nature being what it is, the first half dozen get issued to the same six beats or people, while the next couple are only occasionally issued and Tail-end Charley never leaves the station house at all and is only handled when inventoried and dusted.
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    I have a excellent 10-2 of 1961 vintage. It is marked as belonging to Montreal police. It bears no re-import mark as that was not required prior to 1968.
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    Disclaimer: The above is not holy writ. It is just my opinion based on my experience and knowledge. Your mileage may vary.

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    That's a nice one Char-Gar

    As ubiquitous as the Model 10 is, I still think it is one of those "great guns".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petrol & Powder View Post
    That's a nice one Char-Gar

    As ubiquitous as the Model 10 is, I still think it is one of those "great guns".
    I agree. I could live very well, if the only handgun I owned was a Model 10. I would still like to have a Colt 45 Auto and a good 22, but the Model10 will do.
    Disclaimer: The above is not holy writ. It is just my opinion based on my experience and knowledge. Your mileage may vary.

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    There was a slew of Aussie 681s reimported a few years ago.

    Iím afraid the end of LEO trade-in revolvers is fast approaching.

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    Southern Ohio gun had them a few months ago, just checked website and they are out of business, closed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Char-Gar View Post
    I agree. I could live very well, if the only handgun I owned was a Model 10. I would still like to have a Colt 45 Auto and a good 22, but the Model10 will do.
    Yep, me too.

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