At J&G Sales. Sweet deals on used Smith & Wesson .38 Special revolvers.
The Model 10 is blued steel and the 64 is stainless steel. Otherwise they’re identical – .38 Special, six shot, K frame (S&W’s medium frame), with fixed sights that can’t snag or break. These are guns that can last a lifetime without any problems.
Some of the 64s they’re selling are DAO (double action only) models with bobbed hammers. Better for carry, less good for target shooting because you can’t cock the hammer.
I’m a stainless-loving Philistine, so I’d choose the 64. In fact, I already did. I’ve got two 64s, one with a 3″ barrel and one rare .357 Magnum model in 4″. I’ve also got a 3″ 65 (essentially the 64 but in .357 Magnum) and a 3″ 66 (the 64 but in .357 Magnum and with adjustable sights).
With stainless there’s very little worry about corrosion, but that isn’t the only reason to choose it. Like wood, stainless is a continuous material – it’s the same on the outside as it is on the inside. If it gets worn you can polish it or bead blast it to renew the surface. Scratches are less noticeable because the inside is the same material and same color as the outside.
Via comments at Caleb’s.