Smith & Wesson Model 10 .38 revolver

This item is HIRE ONLY for use by a recognised Film, TV, Commercials or Theatre production company.




The Smith & Wesson Model 10 revolver has a 6 shot swing-out cylinder, is chambered for .38 Special and has an exposed hammer.

The Smith & Wesson Model 10, previously known as the Smith & Wesson Military & Police (M&P) or Victory Model, is a .38-caliber revolver developed from the Smith & Wesson .38 Hand Ejector Model of 1889.

In production since 1899, it is a fixed-sight, six-shot handgun with a fluted cylinder.

Over its long production run it has been available with various barrel lengths of between 2” and 6”. Some 6,000,000 of the type have been produced over the years, making it the most popular centerfire revolver of the 20th century.

In 1957, Smith and Wesson adopted the convention of using numeric designations to distinguish their various models of handguns, and the M&P was renamed the Model 10.

The M&P/Model 10 has been available in both blued finish and nickel finish for most of its production run. The model has also been offered throughout the years with both the round butt and square butt (i.e. grip patterns).

Late model Model 10s are capable of handling any .38 Special cartridge produced today and as of 2012 the Model 10 was available only in a 4″ barrel model.

The Model 10’s stainless steel counterpart, the Smith & Wesson Model 64 is also available with only a 4″  barrel.

Helpful Info

Regarding dates and period correctness, this item is appropriate for US law enforcement and British armed police use from  1957 up to around 2000.

Foxtrot example shown here is a S+W Model 10 revolver. It is chambered for .38 Special, is fitted with Pachmyer custom grips and is in a blued finish.

Film Set Notes

Added bonus with revolvers is the option of blanks loaded with black powder that gives a slower burn than smokeless loads, resulting in a bright muzzle flash, accompanied by an amount of smoke, a dramatic effect.

A revolver also has some of the most distinctive loading sounds when cylinder is snapped closed or the hammer cocked. Worth the trouble of getting some good close miked wild tracks of these sounds – it is good ‘punctuation’ in a drama soundscape.