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Old 05-19-2020, 11:01 PM
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I thought my M19-3 was made around 1975, but the only reason is that the -4 started around 1977. Could it be any earlier?

Mine is a 4" barrel, M19-3, serial number 7K121xx. It is a "3T" model, and I have the original box. The finish is nearly perfect, but it's been a shooter, has the cylinder ring wear and a barely noticeable flame cut on the underside of the top strap; can see it, but can't feel it with a probe.
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Looks like probably 1973.
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Serial numbers 7K1 through 7K26043 were issued in 1974. Yours fits into that range.

The Model 19-3 was made from 1967 through 1976, although chances are good some of them were assembled in 1977.
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So, I wasn't off by much. Thanks for the info.
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I show that s/n 7K125xx, a 4" bbl Model 19-3, shipped 12/74.
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