Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-11-2017, 01:23 AM
lonegunman762x51 lonegunman762x51 is offline
Member
Mystery box 19-3, pics added Mystery box 19-3, pics added  
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: pacnorwest
Posts: 107
Likes: 3
Liked 40 Times in 10 Posts
Default Mystery box 19-3, pics added

I picked up a round butt, 2.5" bbl Model 19-3, 14K5xxx i n the box with the paperwork, no tools or cleaning rod. It has a blue sticker on the box "Property State of Nevada" with an embossed serial number on the box and the gun s/n is magic markered over the label for easier inventory control.

The gun is 95% or better, it has not spent a lot of time in a holster and it has not been fired much at all. No engraving or marks on the gun.

It looks like 1977 build date according to paperwork, any idea what part of the state of Nevada had this gun in their inventory?

Thanks
Attached Thumbnails
Mystery box 19-3, pics added-mdl-19-box-jpg   Mystery box 19-3, pics added-mdl-19-box-jpg  

Last edited by lonegunman762x51; 03-20-2017 at 12:34 AM. Reason: typo
Reply With Quote
The Following 11 Users Like Post:
  #2  
Old 03-11-2017, 01:44 AM
KEN L's Avatar
KEN L KEN L is offline
SWCA Member
Mystery box 19-3, pics added Mystery box 19-3, pics added Mystery box 19-3, pics added Mystery box 19-3, pics added Mystery box 19-3, pics added  
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: N GA
Posts: 3,029
Likes: 145
Liked 2,069 Times in 850 Posts
Default

You know, they say around here, "no pics, it didn't happen".
But, if it did happen, it's probably from around Sep/Oct 1977.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-11-2017, 01:45 AM
murphydog's Avatar
murphydog murphydog is offline
SWCA Member
Mystery box 19-3, pics added Mystery box 19-3, pics added Mystery box 19-3, pics added Mystery box 19-3, pics added Mystery box 19-3, pics added  
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 15,993
Likes: 24
Liked 5,395 Times in 3,377 Posts
Default

The SN is from 1977. If you can post photos of the box and label someone here might recognize them and who might have issued the gun.
__________________
Alan
SWCA 2023, SWHF 220
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-20-2017, 12:35 AM
lonegunman762x51 lonegunman762x51 is offline
Member
Mystery box 19-3, pics added Mystery box 19-3, pics added  
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: pacnorwest
Posts: 107
Likes: 3
Liked 40 Times in 10 Posts
Default

I added a couple of pictures if they help.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-24-2017, 06:39 PM
br25004x4's Avatar
br25004x4 br25004x4 is offline
Member
Mystery box 19-3, pics added Mystery box 19-3, pics added Mystery box 19-3, pics added Mystery box 19-3, pics added Mystery box 19-3, pics added  
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 182
Likes: 37
Liked 21 Times in 13 Posts
Default

Nice find!
__________________
Carl NRA Endowment Life Member
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-24-2017, 09:32 PM
Tom_R's Avatar
Tom_R Tom_R is offline
Member
Mystery box 19-3, pics added Mystery box 19-3, pics added Mystery box 19-3, pics added Mystery box 19-3, pics added Mystery box 19-3, pics added  
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 1,720
Likes: 452
Liked 1,912 Times in 681 Posts
Default

Great revolver, get a Tyler T for it and you will be all set.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-24-2017, 09:49 PM
JohnRippert JohnRippert is offline
Member
Mystery box 19-3, pics added Mystery box 19-3, pics added Mystery box 19-3, pics added Mystery box 19-3, pics added Mystery box 19-3, pics added  
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Meadows Place, Texas
Posts: 1,743
Likes: 2,786
Liked 3,742 Times in 1,011 Posts
Default

That is a really nice one. I will add another vote for a T-grip on it.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #8  
Old 03-27-2017, 03:10 AM
chief38's Avatar
chief38 chief38 is offline
Member
Mystery box 19-3, pics added  
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 8,824
Likes: 1,624
Liked 5,817 Times in 2,735 Posts
Default

VERY NICE! It sure does not look like its been shot much.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-27-2017, 06:34 PM
Jeff 506327 Jeff 506327 is offline
Member
Mystery box 19-3, pics added Mystery box 19-3, pics added Mystery box 19-3, pics added Mystery box 19-3, pics added Mystery box 19-3, pics added  
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Bucks County PA
Posts: 28
Likes: 64
Liked 41 Times in 18 Posts
Default

Very pretty. I just picked up a used Model 66 snubby, but the blued 19-3 is dead sexy!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-27-2017, 06:46 PM
murphydog's Avatar
murphydog murphydog is offline
SWCA Member
Mystery box 19-3, pics added Mystery box 19-3, pics added Mystery box 19-3, pics added Mystery box 19-3, pics added Mystery box 19-3, pics added  
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 15,993
Likes: 24
Liked 5,395 Times in 3,377 Posts
Default

Well, no help yet .

You may want to spring for an SWHF history letter to see if it was shipped to an NV LE or state agency:

Smith & Wesson Historical Foundation - Letter Process - Insuring that the rich history of Smith & Wesson will continue for generations to come
__________________
Alan
SWCA 2023, SWHF 220
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Not a Mystery Airplane, but a Mystery Rifle THE PILGRIM Firearms & Knives - Other Brands 12 09-04-2015 05:25 PM
mystery gun WVAWOMAN S&W Revolvers: 1961 to 1980 27 08-31-2015 03:44 AM
Mystery mag beuford Smith & Wesson Semi-Auto Pistols 6 05-27-2014 07:07 PM
Mystery to me gaucho1 S&W Hand Ejectors: 1896 to 1961 17 05-10-2014 08:28 PM
629-4 Mystery. **final update-mystery solved** dotdsd334 S&W Revolvers: 1980 to the Present 15 10-12-2013 09:12 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:39 PM.


S-W Forum, LLC 2000-2015
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)