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Smith & Wesson model 19

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My dad surgery yesterday and I wasn't aloud in the hospital until he was sent to a room. So I was making the rounds to gun stores and when I went into one of my regular shops a guy had four revolvers and two auto's he wanted to put up on consignment. I happened to walk by and seen a Smith that I thought was a 66 and ask what he wanted out of it. He informed me it was actually a model 19 and wanted $495 for it. I don't really care for nickel plated guns but since the price wasn't outrageous I dickered a bit and got him down to $475. This one is a dash four so it has the pinned barrel and recessed cylinder on it. The nickel has one small flake that came off at the muzzle and has the usual cylinder ring but no black residue crud on the cylinder face or around the forcing cone. The bore still looks brand new and figure it has been shot very little. I think I got a pretty good deal and won't be looking for a Ruger GP in 44 spl now. I told my dad when he gets to where he can get out we have a new toy to try out. I figure I'll let him have it since he didn't get his dad's Smith when he passed. I have plenty .38's loaded up but will have to get some .357's loaded up too.
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Re: Smith & Wesson model 19

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Very nice!
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Excellent! I always liked the 19s. They seem to be just the right size, weight and balance.
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Nice ! I paid more for a 19-3 4” blued about two years ago . So I think you got a good deal. I’m trying to find a 19-3 2 1/2” at a reasonable price , but so far that’s evaded ne .
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Re: Smith & Wesson model 19

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19s are my favorite. I’m sure you know, but remember not to load full house loads with bullet weights under ~158 grains. That flat in the breech end of the barrel cut for the crane has been shown to crack with full house 125s.
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Nice. Never owned a Model 19, but they are nice guns.
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Thanks tycer I didn't know that the lighter bullets would do that. I usually load 158 lead swc at lower levels and shoot hot loads once in awhile.
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hondo1892 wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 9:36 pm
My dad surgery yesterday and I wasn't aloud in the hospital until he was sent to a room. So I was making the rounds to gun stores and when I went into one of my regular shops a guy had four revolvers and two auto's he wanted to put up on consignment. I happened to walk by and seen a Smith that I thought was a 66 and ask what he wanted out of it. He informed me it was actually a model 19 and wanted $495 for it. I don't really care for nickel plated guns but since the price wasn't outrageous I dickered a bit and got him down to $475. This one is a dash four so it has the pinned barrel and recessed cylinder on it. The nickel has one small flake that came off at the muzzle and has the usual cylinder ring but no black residue crud on the cylinder face or around the forcing cone. The bore still looks brand new and figure it has been shot very little. I think I got a pretty good deal and won't be looking for a Ruger GP in 44 spl now. I told my dad when he gets to where he can get out we have a new toy to try out. I figure I'll let him have it since he didn't get his dad's Smith when he passed. I have plenty .38's loaded up but will have to get some .357's loaded up too.thumbnail_20200520_150034.jpg
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I own and shoot M19 in 6 inch and 4 inch configurations.
Many thousands of rounds of Super Vel 110 and 125 and my own 125 hand loads have gone through the 6 incher and it still hits where I point it. It has shot its share of heavier bullets on up to and including BB 180 grain. It is my handgun version of my M70 .308, when something has to die, one of them gets the job.

With shot cartridges, it is very effective on bad snakes from just beyond their striking distance.

I HAVE NOT RELOADED .38 OR .357 FOR YEARS AND JUST SHOOT FACTORY LOADS WITH NO COMPLAINTS.

BTW, SUPER VEL IS BACK IN THE AMMO GAME - HAS ANYONE TRIED THE CURRENT PRODUCT?
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crs wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 4:50 pm
I own and shoot M19 in 6 inch and 4 inch configurations.
Many thousands of rounds of Super Vel 110 and 125 and my own 125 hand loads have gone through the 6 incher and it still hits where I point it. It has shot its share of heavier bullets on up to and including BB 180 grain. It is my handgun version of my M70 .308, when something has to die, one of them gets the job.

With shot cartridges, it is very effective on bad snakes from just beyond their striking distance.

I HAVE NOT RELOADED .38 OR .357 FOR YEARS AND JUST SHOOT FACTORY LOADS WITH NO COMPLAINTS.

BTW, SUPER VEL IS BACK IN THE AMMO GAME - HAS ANYONE TRIED THE CURRENT PRODUCT?
I haven't heard from anyone that has shot the new Super Vel but I'll bet it's nothing like the old stuff.
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I had been given a model 66 years ago as a Christmas present and I thought it was a perfect out doors companion. I gave it back to my brother as it had been his first duty gun and he really wanted it. I bought a Ruger stainless 357 double action didn’t really care for it and gave up t to my son who loved it. I ended up with a four inch 19 and other than having to care for the finish I like it as much as the 66. Great size, weight, power, and accessibility.
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Love the K-frames. Very trim and light. Good power thats easy to carry.
I have P&R model 66-1 in a 4", and a 2.5" round butt model 19-5.
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I have several K frames and like them a lot. But, I'm an N frame guy at heart. Still the lines and look of the K frames is probably the best balance. I prefer it to the L's as they just don't look right.
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jeepnik wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 2:16 pm
I have several K frames and like them a lot. But, I'm an N frame guy at heart. Still the lines and look of the K frames is probably the best balance. I prefer it to the L's as they just don't look right.
Funny how things look to folks. I like my N too, and really like the K, but I think a 4" L frame is the best looking revolver S&W ever made.
Maybe cause I don't own one........... yet. :D
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OldWin wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 2:36 pm
jeepnik wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 2:16 pm
I have several K frames and like them a lot. But, I'm an N frame guy at heart. Still the lines and look of the K frames is probably the best balance. I prefer it to the L's as they just don't look right.
Funny how things look to folks. I like my N too, and really like the K, but I think a 4" L frame is the best looking revolver S&W ever made.
Maybe cause I don't own one........... yet. :D
Handle one and you may feel like it's top heavy for lack of a better term. I have one stainless L. It doesn't get shot much.
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I have handled them and didn't really notice before.
Is yours a 4" pre-lock?

Wanna sell it? :D
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In my opinion the S&W Model 19 is one of the finest revolvers S&W ever built. They wont take a lot of hot .357 loads, but that's OK by me as I don't like hot .357 loads anyway.
I too would be less than excited about nickeled guns, but would jump all over a Model 19 at that price! A very good purchase!
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