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Old 07-16-2017, 08:51 PM
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I stopped in a LGS to see what they had in their used gun case. That's the only case I look at there. As usual only a few revolvers, but there was this Model 19-3 for $449. I asked to look at it and it was tight with no apparent problems. I asked them to take the stocks off and they did. Still nothing apparent. I asked how long it had been there and the guy said about 3 weeks. It was sent back to S&W to be "refurbished" was all he knew. I cleaned it when I got it home and it had been fired, but looked better than anything I bring home from the range. There is a little freckling on the side plate under the stock. Does S&W still mark the guns they work on? Thanks, Al
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Very nice and a fair price as well.
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Congrats on the score. I'd a bought it too.
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Very nice. I think you did a great job.
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I would have been all over that. I have a 19-2 and a 19-4, wouldn't hurt to collect the rest. Beautiful gun.
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Surprised it had sat for 3 weeks... lucky you.
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Looks like a pretty solid Model 19 to me.
Shooter-grade, but quite nice and well worth the money spent.
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Whatever you do, don't go back to that store any time soon, cuz you know you STOLE that gun. The sheriff is looking for you right now.
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Old 07-17-2017, 02:35 PM
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Al, S&W no longer mark the guns they work on.
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Very nice mid 1970's 19-3....I wouldnt have passed it up at that price either
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Nice snag! At least yours came back with its case colored hammer and trigger. About four years ago I also bought a nickeled 19-3 from a local LGS that had been back to the mothership for repairs with a receipt marked R&R revolver. Both the hammer and trigger were the flash chromed jobbers. The price was right and eventually got used to the whole flash chromed thing. Enjoy that one!
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Nice find. Looks great.
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I stopped in a LGS to see what they had in their used gun case. That's the only case I look at there. As usual only a few revolvers, but there was this Model 19-3 for $449. I asked to look at it and it was tight with no apparent problems. I asked them to take the stocks off and they did. Still nothing apparent. I asked how long it had been there and the guy said about 3 weeks. It was sent back to S&W to be "refurbished" was all he knew. I cleaned it when I got it home and it had been fired, but looked better than anything I bring home from the range. There is a little freckling on the side plate under the stock. Does S&W still mark the guns they work on? Thanks, Al
Nice gun as you already know! Good price also! I have never owned a 19 of any kind. Did pick up a 66-2, 2.5" in March though. Enjoy your fine Smith! Bob
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Congratulations on a very nice looking 19 and great price!
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Carried one for years as LEO until I moved to 1911 Commander. Still have my 19 which will turn 48 this year and continue to shoot with mid range ammo.
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You got a good deal. Bought a shooter grade in lesser condition with a set of finger groove pac's. Paid the same price as you did for this gun. I think the 4" is the best balance. Shoot that gun and enjoy it. I ran 100 light 357 hand loads through mine and was wearing out the 10 ring at 10 yards with no problem.
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