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Old 07-17-2017, 12:53 AM
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I just picked up a mint Model 19-7 K-comp at an estate sale. Don't know much about these. The trigger seems to be nearly on par with my Python. I like the finish, apparently "graphite steel". Does anyone have any wisdom to share? Most particularly I am wondering how the finish stands up to the elements. Also, I have never owned or fired a ported revolver. It seems like a great feature, but I am envisioning a volcano of muzzle flash erupting out of the top of the barrel. Thanks in advance for any and all replies.
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Old 07-17-2017, 07:31 AM
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This thread is WORTHLESS without pics!! Rogue, please post up some images. If this is what I think, it's a rare bird indeed. 3", carbon steel finish, port just ahead of the front sight, not sure if this came with factory wood grips or black rubber (the latter I suspect). I'm definitely not an expert, but a little quick googling showed prices all over the board, $800 - $1200+... think I saw one listed for $2200. Do you have the box, and does it look to be fired much??

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This one looks flawless, with what I suspect are aftermarket grips:

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Old 07-17-2017, 07:55 AM
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Very rare and very desirable. You won't notice the flames from the port unless you're really looking for them, or if you're in low light. That's a great find, I wish I could find estate sales like that.
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Old 07-17-2017, 08:43 AM
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The only S&W revolver I have ever sold.... Sometimes I regret it, just due to the escalation of prices of prelock PC guns, but it is gone. At the time it was an answer to a question I never had. I have a Magna-ported 65 Lady Smith and the 19 K-Comp was a lot heavier, due to the 586 style full lug barrel. It also wouldn't fit in any of my 3" k frame holsters. So I realized I would probably never carry it. The sights were really nice, but it got sent down the line to a forum member. I bought it at a local gun show for crazy low money, so I made money on it and the guy I sold it to got a deal.


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Old 07-17-2017, 09:22 AM
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I'm heading out of town on business, so I won't be able to post pics For a while. Hopper, that is exactly the same revolver, but mine has rubber grips. I don't think it has been fired at all. They had a sale of over 300 guns owned by this man last year where I purchased a 686-5, 8 3/8" barrel and a model 60-7, both brand new. This year an additional 40+ guns from the same estate were sold. Once again, almost every gun was brand spankin' new with box, papers, etc. I've copied a picture of an identical gun from the internet...
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Old 07-17-2017, 11:03 AM
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Here is mine i bought about 7 years ago. Factory grips were Unclie Mikes rubber. I have the box and docs for it. Nice guns. Ive shot mine, but its turned into a safe queen.
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I have one also. It came w/o box but the price seemed reasonable. It was $800 IIRC

It sure impresses me and all of my friends who have tried it. Yet most of the time it does sit in the safe. I am not sure why that is?

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...Once again, almost every gun was brand spankin' new with box, papers, etc. I've copied a picture of an identical gun from the internet...
WOW. Literally brand-new, box, and papers? I'm dying to know what you paid, but too polite to ask. I think you lucked into a rare gem indeed, that is an insanely cool M19 that I didn't even know existed until I started nosing around a bit after reading your first post. It sure does look a lot like the 586 L-Comp that's sold today, but yours should have that deep factory blueing that looks like you could swim in it. And yours is a K-frame. Really, really fantastic!
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Same gun on GB now (no box) and with 6 days remaining, it's over $1,200.
Strong turn line, and marks on end of barrel.
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Congratulation!
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Hopper, I'm not too proud to tell. The asking price was $750, but they knocked it down to $600 for me. In addition to that, they covered the $40 background check fee for me. My wife was still mad that I bought "another gun"! At the sale last year I paid $500 for a new 686-5 and $300 for a new 60-7. What I find crazy is that I got these deals because I showed up toward the end and these items had not sold. I am haunted by the fact that at the sale last year I passed up a 6" Model 27 in very good condition for $300. Out of 375+ firearms that this guy hoarded I'd say that at least 70-80 were nice Smith and Wesson revolvers.
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