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Old 03-01-2012, 15:25   #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, 15:27   #2
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Very cool! Nothing beats a classic Smith.
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Old 03-01-2012, 16:09   #3
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Nice Hand Cannon you picked up!!! I bet its a great shooter as well.
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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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Great to see a fella in need get a break, bac. LOL
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Old 03-01-2012, 16:14   #5
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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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Old 03-01-2012, 16:30   #6
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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, 16:46   #7
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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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Beautiful.

Dummy question, what caliber is it?
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Old 03-01-2012, 17:06   #9
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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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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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Beautiful.

Dummy question, what caliber is it?
Sorry.

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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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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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Old 03-01-2012, 17:21   #14
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Damn, $350 is screaming for that gun. Congrats!!!
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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.


You are definitely on a roll, bac.......

Nice one.....that 19

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A very nice addition - hope you enjoy shooting it. According to Mr. Supica and Mr. Nahas the Model 19 was originally the .357 Combat Magnum and was first offered in 1955. Originally it was only in 4" and in blue or nickel. Bill Jordan, famous Border Patrolman and shooter urged Smith and Wesson to offer the .357 Magnum in something smaller than the N frame.
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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, 18:35   #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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Looks great Brian!
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A very nice addition - hope you enjoy shooting it. According to Mr. Supica and Mr. Nahas the Model 19 was originally the .357 Combat Magnum and was first offered in 1955. Originally it was only in 4" and in blue or nickel. Bill Jordan, famous Border Patrolman and shooter urged Smith and Wesson to offer the .357 Magnum in something smaller than the N frame.
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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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I had a bone-stock 19-7 that was the most accurate handgun I've ever shot. It would toss just about any 'ol cheap 38spl into a 3-4" group at 25 yds any day of the week.

Good ammo? I couldn't shoot well enough to do that gun justice.

I sold it on a whim one day and still regret it.

Great find for you!
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Very nice 19. Brian, you have picked up some really nice guns in the last few weeks.
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