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Old 02-25-2020, 10:01 PM
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S&W Model 19-4. You can't not buy this gun

Had a chance to play hookie today and my LGS owner called me and said he had a S&W Model 19-4. Pinned Barrel, firing pin on the hammer, it had a ring on the cylinder, but appeared to be unfired. A box, but not THE box. Target hammer and trigger. The trigger on this revolver is a dream. A deep bluing as well. Like the title saysd, you can't not buy this gun. $650 out the door. Also, the final zero target with a few stragglers fired unsupported.

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Old 02-25-2020, 10:15 PM
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Nice revolver! Great find.
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Old 02-25-2020, 11:20 PM
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Very nice find.

Those old nice touches like recessed chambers, pinned barrels, and pinned ejector star are unfortunately a thing of the past.

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Old 02-25-2020, 11:26 PM
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Very nice! How far away was the target?
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Old 02-25-2020, 11:30 PM
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None of my three model 19s....

Are going anywhere anytime soon.
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Old 02-25-2020, 11:59 PM
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Very nice. Thanks for taking the time to share some pics of it.

I don't recall the dash, but a pinned and recessed Model 19 was my second real centerfire handgun. The first was an old Taurus short barrel, six shot that I ended up trading for a washing machine right after the first wife and I got married. I kinda think of the Model 19 as my first "real" centerfire handgun. I later learned from a new friend what a nice revolver I had. Same guy who introduced me to the S&W M29-2 and the finer things of S&W. S&W revolvers have been my first choice since.

The 19 is a class act that kind of is a class of its own. Certainly a classic. While it's a shame how prices have risen on the older Smiths, I'd still rather spend $600-700 on an older S&W with all the right things than that for most of the newer stuff. I gather some of the newer ones are still good guns, but as most of us fuds agree, those little things make the older ones much dearer and nearer to our hearts.
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Old 02-26-2020, 08:00 AM
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Very nice! How far away was the target?
12 meters, supported position. (Limit of the range)
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Old 02-26-2020, 08:09 AM
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Sweet, what's not to love when holding an M-19. When the shooting starts it gets even better.

I have a similar model that belongs in a museum!

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Old 02-26-2020, 08:18 AM
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It was interesting to learn about the history of the Model 19 and the K frame and Bill Jordan's input. My research puts it at about 42 or 43 years old. The 6" seems to be a bit of an odd duck as the initial models had a 4" barrel and were used for Law Enforcement early on. Anyone have one of the newer 2.5" Carry Comps? I see them around and they have always interested me.
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Old 03-03-2020, 01:30 PM
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Barring LOTS of magnum loads, a guy can get by forever with a nice M-19 or 66.

A 4" M-66 was my go to for many years.
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Old 03-03-2020, 03:18 PM
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My dream 19 is a 3in round butt in factory nickel. I've only ever seen 2 , both were priced out of my wallet.
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Old 03-03-2020, 07:07 PM
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Very nice find. I'm really liking these older Smiths. It's actually a bit sad to see how they're simply not made that well anymore, even if they are still perfectly functional.
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Old 03-03-2020, 07:31 PM
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I scored a 19-6 in nearly mint condition too. I fired 12 shots out of it to confirm function, cleaned it, and put it in the safe
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Old 03-03-2020, 07:50 PM
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12 meters, supported position. (Limit of the range)
Nice shooting! What's not to like?
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Old 03-04-2020, 06:16 AM
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Very nice find. I'm really liking these older Smiths. It's actually a bit sad to see how they're simply not made that well anymore, even if they are still perfectly functional.
They're still made well, just made differently. Yeah, I know...the lock sucks, but they are made well. Five minutes examination next to a Taurus, Charter arms, or Rossi will show you this.

And OP, great find, that's quite a bit less money than a new one. And with all the desirable features.
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Old 03-04-2020, 08:08 AM
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Great looking 19 A dear friend of mine had one just like it. We shot PPC competitions he shot his 19 and I had a Python. The trigger on a 19 is sweet, the cylinder is lighter than the N frame or L frame guns and doesn't take as much to get it going. I really like the front sight I would have bought that all day long.
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Old 03-04-2020, 09:36 AM
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This is totally in my wheelhouse. That is a gorgeous gun. Your buying this vintage gem over a similarly-priced new revolver of lesser craftsmanship was genius.

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Old 03-04-2020, 01:33 PM
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I still have the model 19 that I bought over 40 years ago, and it has been a great gun. It was my second model 19, the first one was stolen, the first model 19 I purchased was the first new pistol that I ever bought. Great guns I carry mine in the field all the time and it has never let me down. As a matter of fact I was among the first pistol hunters in Oregon and bagged several black tail deer with my first model 19.
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Old 03-05-2020, 07:16 AM
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I picked up this 19-3 several years ago from a co-worker.
Said he wanted what he paid for it, $225.00.
I ended up paying him $260.00, a bargain in anybodies eye.

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Old 03-05-2020, 07:58 AM
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I say you did well, those old mod 19 are beautiful
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Old 03-14-2020, 05:21 AM
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SCORE!

Very nice, OP!
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Old 03-14-2020, 07:36 AM
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Its a very nice revolver. I prefer revolvers in 4" barrel. My 586 no dash and Python are both 4" barrels and easier to carry and shoot.
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Old 03-14-2020, 12:52 PM
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I scored a 19-6 in nearly mint condition too. I fired 12 shots out of it to confirm function, cleaned it, and put it in the safe
Life is short my friend, take it to the range and enjoy it! With no holstering and a good cleaning afterwards it should stay minty for years to come.
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Old 03-16-2020, 08:19 PM
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I picked up this 19-3 several years ago from a co-worker.
Said he wanted what he paid for it, $225.00.
I ended up paying him $260.00, a bargain in anybodies eye.

You can't not buy that gun.
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Old 03-16-2020, 11:02 PM
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i had and sold a 19-3. shoul have kept it. wont be overpaying for a replacement
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