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Old 08-14-2016, 08:08 PM
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Hey i have an oppurtunity to get a model 19-3 Texas Ranger Commeritive . 800$ Will buy it . Its is in the original presentation case . this is the version that shipped without the knife overall i would rate condition in 85% curious what you guys feel its worth.
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Old 08-14-2016, 08:36 PM
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I would not pay that much for a 85% version myself. I think I have seen better condition versions go on GB for about that kind of money.
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A commemorative gun in 85% condition has no premium for anybody except somebody who really wants a Texas Ranger Commemorative gun. I'm guessing that most of us (who aren't from Texas) would rather have just a plain-jane 19-3.

So at 85% I'd say $800 is way too much.
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Pricing on Model 19's has gone crazy in the last few years. We are probably at the point where a 4 inch P&R 19 with 85% original blue and stocks and box will run to $800 in many parts of the country and higher in others. A local buy with no shipping and transfer costs may make the price more attractive than an internet buy with no prior inspection. I don't think that shooter commemoratives will be much behind that.
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I've had one for a few years:



The one thing that I like is the "relief" stock on the side-plate.

Value? They are not 'rare' as 10,000 were made. Most that I have seen are at least ~92% + +. Most guys kept them NIB (they were expensive in 1973 at $599 for the revolver and ~$649 for the set). I can't remember what the engraved ones were.

The 85% revolver at $850 is OK if you aren't paying shipping and other fees, but you should buy it since you like it. I don't see any appreciation in these Model 19-3 revolvers anytime soon.

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I'm guessing that most of us (who aren't from Texas) would rather have just a plain-jane 19-3.
Yes, I would.
IMO, $800 for that commemorative in that condition is too high for me.
But if you have the moolah and want the gun, what's a couple hundred bucks?
I'm not an expert but if the package is complete and as you described (85%), I'm thinking maybe $600???. But I'd prefer a non-commemorative in the original blue BP box over a TR gun.

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I would wait for one like GA 1911's picture above. Is there some other motivation we don't know about like: are you from Texas? Do you have a son or daughter that is a Texas Ranger? Or a Texas State Trooper (like me!!)
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Is there some other motivation we don't know about like?
My only motivation is that I just like NIB Model 19-3's and think the Texas Ranger revolvers are nice due to the previously mentioned wood stocks and all.

I'll admit that I have a standing offer for an earlier production one in a local transaction in less condition. My money goes with my heart because I could not care less what the value will be in 5 or 10 years.

My current one (no turn ring):


It's just a Model 19-3 with different stocks.
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You're current one is a beauty!! I can see why you like them. Cheers
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There was no real reason for it , i just saw it thought it was different . Ill offer him 600 and if i get it great if not o well
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I'll admit that I have a standing offer for an earlier production one in a local transaction in less condition.
It came home with me today:


There are a few little different details from #TR8xx and TR83xx. The finish of the stocks on the later ones is lighter. The presentation boxes are slightly different.

I love those stocks. I am sure S&W made a stock with an indention on the right side, but I am not aware of which one(s).

I tried to buy a third one but with no luck.
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I think that I would buy it..... You may be able to find another in better condition, however, you may not.... Remember, only a couple of short years ago, Model 28s were more or less reasonable. Today they have risen in price. And there were man, many more model 28s made than the Texas Ranger model. I haven't seen one in my area EVER. And I live in a relatively lively gun ownership area.
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