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Old 01-09-2017, 11:27 PM
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I inherited this from my grandfather, my best guess is that it was manufactured between 1963 and 1968.
Hand ejector?
Model 19-4
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Serial 40KXXXX
.357 Magnum
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Old 01-09-2017, 11:30 PM
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A 40Kxxxx serial number was most likely manufactured in late 1978 or early 1979
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All the 40K numbers were assigned in 1978. Your Model 19-4 could have shipped that year or the next.

Serial numbers for 1963-1968 ran from K515479 to about K848781. None of the K series serial numbers in that period had any digits before the letter.

In 1963, the Combat Magnum was still the Model 19-2. By 1968, it was a Model 19-3. The dash four did not come along until 1977.
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And by the way, welcome to the Forum.

That is a nice looking Combat Magnum that you inherited. It's wearing what probably are its original target stocks. Congratulations.
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Yes, a very nice revolver. And priceless since it belonged to your grandfather.
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Welcome to the FORUM! Evidently your grandfather cared for you. Treat it well, and remember him when shooting it at the range. Bob
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It's a real beauty very nice .357 Magnum,take care of like your grandfather did.
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Very nice magnum, and the family connection makes it even better. Enjoy!
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welcome 2 the family
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Welcome to the Forum.

# 40K2995, a M19-4 4” .357, wearing nickel finish, shipped in August 1978.
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Welcome. That's a beauty, with a superb set of "Football Targets" (more formally known as: "Target Stocks with the Extractor Cutout"). It is definitely a hand ejector.


The four inch barrel was far more common on these, so I think the six inch version may be a bit of a sleeper (ie, since it is more rare, some day they will sell for a higher price.)
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