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Old 09-12-2020, 09:06 PM
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Hi, Got some excellent info on two S&W revolvers I picked up recently so I thought Iíd try again. The only other wheel gun I own is one Iíve had for over 20 years. Itís a Model 19-4 with 4Ē barrel. One question relates to the general date of birth and the other relates to itís current approximate value. I picked it up for $275 in the late nineties and even then it struck me as a beautiful piece.
I would rate the gun at 95% (of course Iím no appraiser). Gun appears to be in very good shape with not too much of a turn ring on the cylinder. It currently wears Hogue grips and when I picked it up it had similar Pachmayr grips which I still have. I do not have any wood grips. I also have the original S&W 19-4 box but no other paperwork. The serial number is 50K0338. I think the date of birth is around 1980 and the value would be in the $650-700 range. Of course I will defer to the judgement of the experts on this forum. I donít plan on selling it but I am thinking about insuring the small collection I have on a separate insurance policy. I would appreciate any thoughts forum members may have on this subject as well - including providers. Iím excited to hear your opinions and any light you can shed on the pistol would be greatly appreciated. Thanks much!
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The serial number is 50K0338. I think the date of birth is around 1980
A 1979 number; might have shipped the following year.

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the value would be in the $650-700 range
In today's market, that would be about right. Maybe a little bit less because of the Goodyear stocks.
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I've always preferred blued guns over nickel, but lately have begun to appreciate how beautiful a brightly polished nickel gun can be. I know the Hogue grips are comfortable, but a nice set of GA target stocks or some nice Altamonts would really make that already beautiful revolver pop.
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Beautiful gun. It would be fairly easy to find the right stocks. With a box numbered to the gun you would have a very nice package that could be quite valuable.
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The best insurance you can get is a large, heavy safe.

Unfortunately, it also tends to be the most expensive because now you have room to change that small collection into a larger collection.

Fortunately, it provides you a quality excuse to change that small collection into a larger collection.

Unfortunately, it might very well lead to the need for a second safe because the first one filled up faster than you thought.

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People are stupid with lust for the old M19's in my area. I think $800+ and it wouldn't last long.
Nice revolver.
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Thanks for all the input. I have a small safe but I'm running out of space. I guess I'm in favor of the strategy "determine the size safe you need, then double it"
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Do remember that Hogue and other rubber grips will hold moisture which can lead to finish damage. It's considered a good idea to remove the grips every six or so months wipe the frame down and give the grip frame a shot of silicon spray.

Yours is a beauty, enjoy it.
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Altamont now provides S&W with their wooden grips and although a bit different than original look a lot nicer than the recapped rubber on it now.
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