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Old 03-01-2012, 16:25   #1
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Yet another classic - Smith & Wesson 19 :)

I just picked up this beautiful 6" S&W 19-6 at my local shop for $350 OTD.

The 19 is one Smith that I've always wanted but never bought before now. As you can see, its in very nice condition and the price was certainly right. Though I don't have the exact year of manufacture, I believe this version of the 19 was introduced in the late 80's. I would have preferred an older pinned and recessed model, but I guess I have enough pinned Smiths at this point. I do like the fact that it has the flat style front sight instead of the ramped version. I've always preferred both the looks and the sight picture better with the flat type.

The bluing is in like new condition, but is definitely more matte in appearance than some of my older Smith revolvers.

Anyway, I've always wanted one of these classic K-Frames and now I have it. These pics aren't the greatest, but I'll take some new ones when I have better lighting.

Any thoughts on the 19? Thanks!


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By the way, this is the fifth classic vintage handgun that I've found in excellent to near mint condition so far in 2012.


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Old 03-01-2012, 16:27   #2
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Very cool! Nothing beats a classic Smith.
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Old 03-01-2012, 17:30   #3
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I think you should buy as many lotto tix as possible.

How did the LGS NOT know it's atleast a $500.00 gun????
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Old 03-01-2012, 18:17   #4
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I think you should buy as many lotto tix as possible.

How did the LGS NOT know it's atleast a $500.00 gun????
It was priced a little higher, but I've been one of their best customers for many years.

They hook me up on occasion.
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Old 03-01-2012, 17:09   #5
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Nice Hand Cannon you picked up!!! I bet its a great shooter as well.
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Old 03-01-2012, 17:14   #6
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Nice Hand Cannon you picked up!!! I bet its a great shooter as well.
Thanks.

I hope to take it to the range this weekend.
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I just picked up this beautiful 6" S&W 19-6 at my local shop for $350 OTD.

The 19 is one Smith that I've always wanted but never bought before now. As you can see, its in very nice condition and the price was certainly right. Though I don't have the exact year of manufacture, I believe this version of the 19 was introduced in the late 80's. I would have preferred an older pinned and recessed model, but I guess I have enough pinned Smiths at this point. I do like the fact that it has the flat style front sight instead of the ramped version. I've always preferred both the looks and the sight picture better with the flat type.

The bluing is in like new condition, but is definitely more matte in appearance than some of my older Smith revolvers.

Anyway, I've always wanted one of these classic K-Frames and now I have it. These pics aren't the greatest, but I'll take some new ones when I have better lighting.

Any thoughts on the 19? Thanks!


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By the way, this is the fifth classic vintage handgun that I've found in excellent to near mint condition so far in 2012.


Great to see a fella in need get a break, bac. LOL
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Old 03-01-2012, 17:46   #8
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No collection is ever complete without certain guns. The model 19 is one of them. Great price, congrats!

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Old 03-01-2012, 18:20   #9
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No collection is ever complete without certain guns. The model 19 is one of them. Great price, congrats!

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Exactly my thoughts

Very nice collection, by the way.
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No collection is ever complete without certain guns. The model 19 is one of them. Great price, congrats!

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I want them all!!!! I love this post ^
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Old 03-01-2012, 20:47   #12
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Beautiful piece, BAC! I've always wondered why S&W does not make a K Frame .357 now, with the metal now being stronger than before. I haven't looked at their website in a while, so they may make it again. I have a 4" Model 15 that Berto tipped me off to, and I LOVE it.
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Beautiful piece, BAC! I've always wondered why S&W does not make a K Frame .357 now, with the metal now being stronger than before. I haven't looked at their website in a while, so they may make it again. I have a 4" Model 15 that Berto tipped me off to, and I LOVE it.
I think it is more of a dimensional problem than metallurgy problem. There just isn't much steel between the barrel thread and the top where the crane closes. Try to imagine just an empty plain K frame. You are looking where to barrel would go into the frame. The whole you are seeing is actually bigger because the threads has to be cut into the frame. the K frame was designed for 38 special when it was still a black powder round. When Bill Jordan talked S&W into chambering their Model 15 into 357 magnum for police use. His idea was a cop could practice with 38 Spl and carry 357 magnum. When police departments started to practice what you carry the "weakness showed up in the K frame. Smith came out with their L frame. That gun uses the same K frame trigger action so favored by double action shooters BUT had a frame designed a little bigger to handle 357 magnums.

I have a Model 66 and I am not afraid to shoot 357 magnums in it but I don't make it a habit to do that. Again it not the frame size because Smith chamber their J frames in 357 magnum. I have a Model 60 Pro 3" and a Ruger SP101 4" that are smaller frame that are current production gun so if I break anything it is still fixable!
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Beautiful.

Dummy question, what caliber is it?
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Old 03-01-2012, 18:06   #15
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Congrats Bac. I've owned a couple old 19's over the years, mine both had the recessed cylinders. I had a 4inch made in 69 and a 6 inch just like yours made around 72 I believe. The 6 inch is still in the family, the 4 inch was traded out a few years ago.

My dad was a cop for 30 years, so the first gun I ever fired in my life was a S&W 19...so I've got a soft spot for them.

Being an K frame, stick with .38 Special for the most part if you're just plinking. They weren't meant to digest magnums all day long...thus the introduction of the L frame.

They're excellent revolvers though. You'll love it. It's a pleasure to shoot, especially with the 6 inch barrel.
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Congrats Bac. I've owned a couple old 19's over the years, mine both had the recessed cylinders. I had a 4inch made in 69 and a 6 inch just like yours made around 72 I believe. The 6 inch is still in the family, the 4 inch was traded out a few years ago.

My dad was a cop for 30 years, so the first gun I ever fired in my life was a S&W 19...so I've got a soft spot for them.

Being an K frame, stick with .38 Special for the most part if you're just plinking. They weren't meant to digest magnums all day long...thus the introduction of the L frame.

They're excellent revolvers though. You'll love it. It's a pleasure to shoot, especially with the 6 inch barrel.
Thank you, my friend.

Yeah, the 586 and 686 L frame revolvers are stronger for sure.

I also own a big N frame 27.
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Beautiful.

Dummy question, what caliber is it?
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Damn, $350 is screaming for that gun. Congrats!!!
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Old 03-01-2012, 19:30   #19
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Damn, $350 is screaming for that gun. Congrats!!!
Thanks Berto.

It didn't have the box or papers, but it was still a great deal.
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Old 03-01-2012, 19:35   #20
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Bac, congrats. That is a nice example. Awesome price on it too. I have a 4" version that I paid 400 for and thought that was a good deal. Again congrats. Very nice.
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