Smith & Wesson Model 10-14

I received this S&W Model 10-14 through a trade a while back. This is partially the reason why I no longer have my my Springfield TRP.

I don’t have a whole lot of information on this particular dash 14 model, but I’ve read that this model derived from the “work horse” of all S&W models. This model 10 certainly holds a special place in my safe since it’s my first DA revolver. I guessing it’s a K frame since it utilizes only a .38 special cartridge. The bull barrel is 4″ long with fixed sights with a cylinder capacity of six rounds. It originally came with a black rubber grip, but the seller also provided the much preferred rosewood grips. Other than that, it’s an ordinary revolver with plenty of quality and capable service ahead of it.

4 inche barrel blued

wheel gun 38 special s&W

The bluing is excellent and practically received it brand new with box. The trigger mechanism is pretty smooth – a lot smoother than I anticipated.

rosewood grips smith and wesson k frame

Though it has a “lawyer lock” on the frame, it doesn’t bother me a whole lot. Though when I do use it, I always feel as if I’m going to strip something as I am never sure if the key is grabbing anything. This hole in the frame is as good as useless.

Two groups at ten yards. The top group are my double action string and the bottom is my single action string. I have no doubt I could have done better, but it’s what I did. The black dots, I think, are about just little over the size of a quarter.

I really enjoy shooting it – I just wish it had a shorter barrel so I could take it to a LMS Snubbie course in Las Vegas, NV. Of course, that can potentially be another pistol purchase down the road.

The S&W revolvers have so many variations – it’s amazing. The historical changes and new model introduced makes a newb like me oogle with information overload. Xavier’s blog seems to have a plethora of information regarding S&Ws and apparently knows his stuff. I wish I could confidently go to a pawn shop and pick up a new gun – that’ll come with time.

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2 Comments on “Smith & Wesson Model 10-14”

  1. January 5, 2008 at 3:12 am #

    Nice Wheelgun man… I’ll have to try it out sometime.

    Take Care,


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