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Here she is. Box and register card shows date of 1955. Can it be?
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Others more knowledgeable will be along shortly, but the 1955 date just shows when the items were published or printed, not necessarily when the gun was manufactured. Is that what you are asking?
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What is the serial number? This will help to determine ship date. Otherwise, get it lettered.
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If it's a 19-1 marked gun it was made around 1959 when they made the change to LH extractor rod thread. Dash ones were made for one year before the K frames went to a dash two.
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No. The first Combat Magnum wasn't assembled until December, 1955, and none of them shipped that year, IIRC. The 19-1 was released in 1959. Your pictures prove it is, indeed, a 19-1 (left hand extractor rod threads). That smooth gap between the main part of the rod and the knurled end is the indication of the reversed threads. This is a 19-1, just as it says in the yoke cut.

The April 15, 1955 date stayed in the boxes well into the 1970s, and it has nothing whatever to do with the date of the gun. It was the date the warranty and liability statements were adopted by the company.
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Others more knowledgeable will be along shortly, but the 1955 date just shows when the items were published or printed, not necessarily when the gun was manufactured. Is that what you are asking?
Yes. Thanks for your comments. My first S&W purchase.
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Good looking old Combat Magnum. Seems to have seen little use, but do give it a careful cleaning. If you’re uncertain about that, there’s bound to be plenty of good advice available here. If you’re going to shoot it, I’d advise to stay away from .357s with any bullet heavier than 158-160 grains and of course I’d avoid the 125s entirely. Too nice of an old Model 19 to tear up with the “wrong” ammo. JMHO.

Congrats on that one! Very nice. Enjoy it!
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Very nice 19-1. Give her a good home!
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Very nice Model 19-1. The directive (#586) to change the extractor rod and stem to a left hand thread was issued on December 22, 1959. However, it took over two years to implement and revolvers stamped -1 in the yoke cut did not ship until 1962 with a few shipping in 1963.

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Here's my 19-1 that I picked up a year or so ago. Not as nice as your's, but not that bad really. No box or papers. That shiny spot on the barrel is reflection. It's got some holster wear, but not that much.



The S/N (K458XXX) shows up "in the book" as 1962.
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Yes. Thanks for your comments. My first S&W purchase.
Heck of a way to start, with a one-year series gun. This won't be your last S&W, they get addictive fast.

Can you read off the number above the model stamp in the yoke cut? It looks like (?)464507. Is the first symbol a "K"?, if so, this is the SN (confirm by looking on the bottom of the butt, you'll have to remove the stocks) and if that is indeed the SN#, the Standard Catalog dates it to 1961. If it isn't a K, and the rest of the number doesn't match what's on the butt, it's probably an assembly number of some sort.
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Heck of a way to start, with a one-year series gun. This won't be your last S&W, they get addictive fast.

Can you read off the number above the model stamp in the yoke cut? It looks like (?)464507. Is the first symbol a "K"?, if so, this is the SN (confirm by looking on the bottom of the butt, you'll have to remove the stocks) and if that is indeed the SN#, the Standard Catalog dates it to 1961. If it isn't a K, and the rest of the number doesn't match what's on the butt, it's probably an assembly number of some sort.
I did not remove the stocks, but yes, the number in the yoke cut starts with a "K".
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Here's my 19-1 that I picked up a year or so ago. Not as nice as your's, but not that bad really. No box or papers. That shiny spot on the barrel is reflection. It's got some holster wear, but not that much.



The S/N (K458XXX) shows up "in the book" as 1962.
Not bad at all! Mine does have box, papers, tools. If I do fire it, probably use more 38 specials.
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Yes. Thanks for your comments. My first S&W purchase.
First S&W purchase?!!

What a way to start. Gonna be tough to follow that up...
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Not bad at all! Mine does have box, papers, tools. If I do fire it, probably use more 38 specials.
That's all I ever fire in mine. When I got my first Model 19, back in 1978? I bought a box of 357 ammo. Back then it was so expensive I never fired the first round. I could buy reloaded wadcutters for about $3.00 a box. I think the Winchester 357's were something like $12.00 a box. That was a LOT of money back then. I don't think I ever fired a round of that ammo. The box got lost somewhere along the line, probably in a move.

So I just got in the habit of shooting 38's most of the time. After all, paper targets don't take a lot of killing and that's all I shoot at.

I have fired some of moderated 357's in my new 19-9, and my 2020 Pythons though.
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That's all I ever fire in mine. When I got my first Model 19, back in 1978? I bought a box of 357 ammo. Back then it was so expensive I never fired the first round. I could buy reloaded wadcutters for about $3.00 a box. I think the Winchester 357's were something like $12.00 a box. That was a LOT of money back then. I don't think I ever fired a round of that ammo. The box got lost somewhere along the line, probably in a move.

So I just got in the habit of shooting 38's most of the time. After all, paper targets don't take a lot of killing and that's all I shoot at.

I have fired some of moderated 357's in my new 19-9, and my 2020 Pythons though.
Do you mind sending pics of your Pythons? (If ok on a S&W forum!) My next revolver may be a Colt.
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Do you mind sending pics of your Pythons? (If ok on a S&W forum!) My next revolver may be a Colt.
I doubt anyone will mind. I've posted them before...actually they're on my avatar now too.



I've got about 800 rounds through the 6" one now, but I haven't fired it since the Covid hit. I just don't want to deal with the mask, standing in lines, etc. that come with the restrictions. As a result I haven't fired the 4.2" one at all, other than dry firing with snap caps.
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Very nice! Hope you enjoy the next 25 or 30 purchases equally as much.
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I doubt anyone will mind. I've posted them before...actually they're on my avatar now too.



I've got about 800 rounds through the 6" one now, but I haven't fired it since the Covid hit. I just don't want to deal with the mask, standing in lines, etc. that come with the restrictions. As a result I haven't fired the 4.2" one at all, other than dry firing with snap caps.
Since we are showing our snake guns, here are my two. One from 1966 and one from 1967. Super accurate with full 357 rounds. Neither revolver likes 38 Specials. Big Larry

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