Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Marty is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    6

    What to look for - 4 inch Model 19

    I have the opportunity to pick up a used S&W blued model 19. It appears to be in good shape to me, but if anyone has advice on what to look for in terms of wear, damage or any warning signs, it would be greatly appreciated.

  2. #2
    James NM's Avatar
    James NM is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    New Mexico
    Posts
    1,091
    Wear is just what you see: rust, scratches, bluing loss, damage - from being dropped, or modified, or poor repairs, etc.

    In addition, the lockup, timing, forcing cone, and barrel should be checked. Here's a good reference. http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/...threadid=57816

    Does it have the box and papers? How about the original grips? What dash # is it? All of these things affect the value of the gun. IIRC, the 19 no dash through 19-4 had pinned barrels and recessed cylinders and are the most desired. Additionally, any barrel length shorter than 6" is more sought after than the longer barrel lengths.

    The 19 was a fine 357 which should be fed a steady diet of 38's and on special occasions 357's. If it checks out ok and you can get it worth the $$, buy it! You wont be sorry.

  3. #3
    Marty is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    6
    Very helpful, thank you very much

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

4 inch model 19

,

model 19 what to look for

,

value of model 19 no dash

Click on a term to search for related topics.