The Smith and Wesson Model 10 is an iconic revolver. A basic, K-frame revolver in .38 SW Special, it's been made in one form or another since 1899, a successor to the Hand Ejector. Before Smith and Wesson designated their revolvers by model number, the Model 10 was also known as the Military and Police, or alternatively the Victory model. A quick history is here, but the main point is that Smith and Wesson has made a bunch of these revolvers and they're iconic.
Last week, a coworker told me that there was a new gun shop in town, and he told me that there was an old Smith and Wesson revolver in the consignment rack. Today during a break I found the place, a tiny shop wedged into the corner of a building. I walked in and asked about the old revolver. The lady brought it out from the counter.
according to this site, this particular one was made in 1961, I've never owned a Model 10, but I've always liked them as basic, rugged revolvers. They certainly have a time-tested design. I did a quick Jim March checkout, and while the outside of the revolver has flaws, the internals seem fine. It locks up tight, timing seems good, and the blueing is a lot nicer than the picture indicates.
After a little dickering, the price became right. Very right, and I filled out a 4473.