Smith & Wesson 1006 10mm Semi-Auto Pistol, 1990-91

Smith & Wesson 1006 10mm Semi-Auto Pistol, 1990-91

Smith & Wesson 1006 10mm Semi-Auto Pistol, 1990-91


SOLD FOR: $2,345.00
LSB#: 
190716JL01

Make: Smith & Wesson

Model: 1006, Product Code 104800

Serial Number: TET0236

Year of Manufacture: 1990 – 1991

Caliber: 10mm

Action Type: Traditional Double Action Semi-Automatic with Removable Magazine

Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “SMITH & WESSON / SPRINGFIELD, MA U.S.A.” and the right side is marked “CAUTION: REFER TO INSTRUCTIONAL MANUAL”. The left side of the frame is marked “TET0236 / Mod 1006”, the left top forward portion of the trigger guard is marked with an upside-down “T” and the right side of the frame has an S&W logo. The magazine well is marked “31”.

Barrel Length: 5”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade with a white dot dovetailed to the front of the slide. The rear sight is a square notch with two dots in a base adjustable for windage and elevation.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is a one-piece pebble-textured black rubber Hogue grip which encloses the backstrap. The grips show only light handling wear. There are no rips or tears. Overall, the grips are in about Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Satin Stainless Steel

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. The barrel shows light operational wear. Otherwise, there aer only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The slide has an ambidextrous decocker/safety. The double action trigger is smooth, the single action has a smooth take-up with a little bit of creep before breaking. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes in a one-piece blue cardboard Smith & Wesson box with serial matching label, a manual, a total of two 9-round magazines, a cleaning rod, brush mop and sight adjustment tool. The box has scattered light wear with some finish loss as from removed tape or stickers, in about Good-Very Good condition. The magazines show little to no operational wear with intact feed lips and strong springs, in about Excellent condition. The cleaning accessories are sealed in plastic in Excellent condition.

Our Assessment: The S&W 1006 is the 10mm pistol developed by Smith & Wesson for the FBI’s request for a new pistol following a shootout in Miami in 1986. The 10mm was designed by Col. Jeff Cooper to be more powerful and flatter shooting than the .45 ACP. It is primarily used for rural law enforcement, personal defense and hunting. Until the FBI’s request, it had almost become an obsolete cartridge, popular with hand-loaders and recoil junkies. After the request, there was renewed interest, though the FBI eventually dropped the 10mm in favor of the lower-recoil .40 S&W cartridge. This example of the 1006 is in Excellent condition, appearing to have spent more time in its box than out. In addition to its original box, it comes a pair of magazines and cleaning tools as well as an adjustment tool for its sights. This would make a good defense gun, especially if you’re hiking out in bear country, and would be a fine addition to any collection. Please see our photos and good luck!

CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This handgun CANNOT be transferred as a dealer sale in California. This handgun CAN be sold as a Private Party Transfer (PPT) at our Simi Valley shop. All cartridge firing handguns (even C&R’s and antiques) sold to a California resident must be DROS’d. This does not apply to out of state residents.