I Just Paid $150 For This Gun..Did I Get Ripped Off?

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by Skills, Jul 11, 2006.

  1. Skills

    Skills New Member

    Jul 11, 2006
    I beleive its a S&W Model 10-5...it works and everything it just seems like the color is kind of faded. Is there anything I can shine/clean it with?




  2. lead

    lead Well-Known Member

    May 16, 2004
    If you got a working S&W for $150 you did great.
    You could try some Flitz, which is a metal polish on it, to clean it up. Or, just use a good gun oil.
    Whatever you do, don't drop it in that toilet :D

  3. corpis66

    corpis66 New Member

    Dec 12, 2002
    central MS
    i have a feeling you bought it at work..? right?... toilet... camera phone...?
    dude you got so jipped... send it to me, i'll pay shipping!! :D :D
    good deal on that thing!!... only better would have been free, with lots of ammo!

    ETA: nevermind... hahah, didnt see the shower over there... hahah!!
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2006
  4. Skills

    Skills New Member

    Jul 11, 2006
    It came with a nice leather holster and 13 rounds =]
  5. vonfatman

    vonfatman New Member

    Mar 17, 2006
    Kansas City Area
    Seems to me you did just fine...if the gun functions fine you have purchased the most popular SW of all time...for chump change.

    Congratulations. Enjoy your shooter!

  6. Welcome Skills and Vonfatman

    Looks like a good deal to me
  7. vonfatman

    vonfatman New Member

    Mar 17, 2006
    Kansas City Area
    Thanks southernshooter...great looking forum you have here!

  8. Skills

    Skills New Member

    Jul 11, 2006
    is there anything i can do to replace the black on the silver areas...its worn off in some places..

  9. Skills, it sounds like you got a super deal on that Mod. 10, assuming the bore is in as good a shape as the frame and barrel appear to be. As for touching it up . . .

    I've had excellent luck with a product called Brownells Dicropan T-4 which is a touch-up bluing cream compound. I think they also make it in a liquid form, but get the cream; it's much easier to use. I've used T-4 on several of my rifle rebuilds and also for minor touch-up on pistols and revolvers and it holds up very well. The key to using this stuff successfully is to make absolutely sure the metal has been completely degreased. Then, polish the surface of the area to be blued well using something like a Dremel tool with a soft polishing wheel attached. This won't damage existing blue, but it will make the metal much more receptive to the T-4. Apply the T-4 to the areas to be blued. Let it sit for a couple of minutes, then wipe it off. If needed, you can repeat this several times to get a deeper blue. Finally, apply a nice thick coat of a good gun oil to the weapon and let it sit over night. Next morning, wipe it clean leaving just a thin coat of oil for protection. The T-4 normally blends very well with existing blue and the oil treatment tends to smooth everything out nicely. Here's a link for the T-4 which, I think, can only be purchased from Brownells.

  10. inplanotx

    inplanotx Active Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    Just leave it alone and keep a light coat of oil on it.
  11. happygunner

    happygunner New Member

    Feb 24, 2006
    It's a keeper worth the $150 You can always sell it for more. :)
  12. Hawkeye_DJ

    Hawkeye_DJ New Member

    Jul 14, 2006
    Hey!!! Didn't your wife tell you to put that lid DOWN! :D
  13. Tony Mig

    Tony Mig New Member

    Jul 5, 2003
    The Sorprano State
    I'm still wondering why he photographed it in a bathroom....... :eek: