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S&W Model 10 Military & Police

General Facts

  • TYPE
    Revolver

  • ORIGIN
    United States

  • NICKNAMES
    .38 Hand Ejector (original name)
    Model 1899
    Smith & Wesson K-Frame
    K-38 Combat Masterpiece
    Smith & Wesson Victory model

  • DESIGNED
    1899

  • DESIGNER
    Smith & Wesson

  • PRODUCTION
    1899 - present

  • PRODUCERS
    United States - Smith & Wesson

  • QUANTITY
    Over 6 million produced.

  • UNIT COST
    Unknown

  • CHARACTERISTICS
    Rugged and reliable
    Double action
    Various models available
    Limited size and weight

Introduction

The Smith & Wesson Model 10 Military & Police is a pre World War 2 era revolver of US origin. It was developed in 1899 and remains in production today. It is an iconic revolver and over 6 million units have been produced. The Model 10 designation was introduced after World War 2 and it was called the .38 Hand Ejector at first. The Model 10 Military & Police is often abbreviated as M10 M&P.

Design

The M10 M&P is a double action revolver with a frame mounted cylinder release latch. It has been produced with barrel lengths between 2 and 6 inches, with 4 inches being most common.

Firepower

The M10 M&P is mostly chambered in .38 Special. The original model used the .38 Long Colt round and those supplied to commonwealth nations used the .38/200 Smith & Wesson round. The M10 M&P has a 6 round cylinder. The effective range is reported to be 40 meters.

Users

The M10 M&P was widely used by US and Commonwealth forces during World War 2. After the war many were exported all over the world for both military and law enforcement use. The M10 M&P was also widely used by many US and foreign law enforcement agencies thoughout many decades. The M10 M&P remains in use today, although many have been replaced by pistols.

Variants

Model 10 Military & Police

Post World War 2 models:
Model 10 Military & Police: Standard version chambered in .38 Special. Available with barrel lengths of 2, 2.5, 3, 5 and 6 inches. Stainless steel version is called Model 64.
Model 12 Military & Police Airweight: Lightweight model with aluminum alloy frame and 2 inch barrel. Produced from 1953 to 1986.
Model 13 Military & Police: Heavy barrel version of the M10 chambered in .357 Magnum. Introduced in 1973. Available with 3 or 4 inch barrel. Stainless steel version is called Model 65.
Model 15 Combat Masterpiece: Improved Model 10, initially known as K-38 Combat Masterpiece. Produced from 1947 to 1999.

Pre World War 2 models:
.38 Hand Ejector: Original model chambered in .38 Long Colt.
.38 Military & Police: Renamed .38 Hand Ejector when acquired by US Army and Navy.
.38 Military & Police M1902: Simplified model chambered in .38 Special. Available with barrel lengths of 4, 5, 6 and 6.5 inches.
.38 Military & Police M1905: Improved model with enlarged sights. Chambered in .38 Special. Available with barrel lengths of 4, 5 and 6.5 inches.
Victory model: Produced during World War 2 for Commonwealth nations. Chambered in .38/200 instead of .38 Special. About 570.000 produced with barrel lengths of 4 and 5 inches.

TypeRevolver
Caliber.38 Special
Magazine6 round cylinder
OperationDouble action
Fire selector0-1
Rate of fireSemi-automatic
Barrel length102 mm
Rifling?
Muzzle velocity300 m/s
Stock-
Length?
Width?
Height?
Weight0.91 kg empty
SightsIron sights, blade front and notch rear
Remarks-
TypeRevolver
Caliber.38 Special
Magazine6 round cylinder
OperationDouble action
Fire selector0-1
Rate of fireSemi-automatic
Barrel length51 mm
Rifling?
Muzzle velocity?
Stock-
Length?
Width?
Height?
Weight0.51 kg
SightsIron sights, blade front and notch rear
Remarks-
TypeRevolver
Caliber.357 Magnum
Magazine6 round cylinder
OperationDouble action
Fire selector0-1
Rate of fireSemi-automatic
Barrel length76 mm
Rifling?
Muzzle velocity?
Stock-
Length?
Width?
Height?
Weight0.88 kg
SightsIron sights, blade front and notch rear
Remarks-
TypeRevolver
Caliber.38 Special
Magazine6 round cylinder
OperationDouble action
Fire selector0-1
Rate of fireSemi-automatic
Barrel length102 mm
Rifling?
Muzzle velocity300 m/s
Stock-
Length232 mm
Width?
Height?
Weight0.96 kg
SightsIron sights, blade front and notch rear
Remarks-
TypeRevolver
Caliber.38/200
Magazine6 round cylinder
OperationDouble action
Fire selector0-1
Rate of fireSemi-automatic
Barrel length102 mm
Rifling?
Muzzle velocity209 m/s
Stock-
Length?
Width?
Height?
Weight0.9 kg empty
SightsIron sights, blade front and notch rear
Remarks-

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