S&W Model 19-5 Value


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GlenJ
August 8, 2007, 07:43 PM
Just looked at a Model 19-5 blued in absolute brand new condition. How is $425 for this gun?

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.41Dave
August 8, 2007, 07:55 PM
$425 is a decent price for a model 19 in like new condition.

texagun
August 8, 2007, 09:11 PM
Seems a bit high to me. I see a lot of them at the local gun shows in excellent condition for $350-$375. However, I am aware that prices vary regionally.

XavierBreath
August 8, 2007, 10:43 PM
In my neck of the woods, that's high. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think the Model 19-5 is either pinned or recessed. That lowers it's value as a collector gun. For a shooter, you don't want to buy such a pristine gun and depreciate it on the first outing.

FWIW, SCS&W (http://xavierthoughts.blogspot.com/2006/12/supicas-third-edition-is-out.html) lists it at $450 ANIB. That means it comes with box, papers, tools.

If you decide to go for it anyway, check the forcing cone closely at 6:00 for cracks.

.41Dave
August 9, 2007, 12:58 AM
I wish I lived where you guys do! I've seen 2 model 19-5s in about 95% condition sell at a local gunshop for $500. K frame .357s seem to have appreciated significantly around here.

glassman
August 9, 2007, 03:41 PM
Bought this a few weeks ago for $400. Very minor holster rub on the muzzle but otherwise in excellent shape.

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w81/glassman_photos/SWMODEL19-4.jpg

wad
August 9, 2007, 09:08 PM
I put my grubby finger prints all over a blued 2.5 inch barrel model 19-5 with a round but (with small wood grips). I would put the cosmetic condition at about 95%. Lockup is tight. It is sitting in the case of a local pawn shop for $319.95. Good, decent or OK deal?

TheotherMikeG
August 10, 2007, 02:12 PM
I'd buy it at $319

wad
August 11, 2007, 03:42 PM
The thought of that 19-5 in the pawn shop case rolled around in my head for a few days. I went back today and offered them $300. They accepted, but to my surprise they charged $300 out the door, or about $277 before tax :).

So, here it is:

http://usera.imagecave.com/wdelack/19-5-small.JPG

BillinNH
August 11, 2007, 04:21 PM
<The thought of that 19-5 in the pawn shop case rolled around in my head for a few days. I went back today and offered them $300. They accepted, but to my surprise they charged $300 out the door, or about $277 before tax .>

IMO, you got a very good deal.

You'll love the gun. I have one just like it.

Bill

medmo
August 12, 2007, 10:05 AM
Goodness gracious wad; That was heck of a deal. I picked up a 19-3, (pinned and recessed), 2.5" bbl RB last weekend in about 95% condition for $350 plus tax. I thought that I had done pretty good. You win.

wad
August 12, 2007, 11:21 AM
In a communication with a friend about this most recent purchase, we agreed that about any S&W revolver that can be shot safely is worth $275. This was one of those rare times of a good deal. I don't think pawn shops let this happen too often :uhoh:. This pawn shop is now on my list for occasional lunch-time visits.

This particular S&W turned out to be in better condition than I had originally thought. Once I gave it a good cleaning, it appears to have been shot very little. The only blemishes are damage to the left grip panel (as seen in the picture), a small scratch on the side plate just below the cylinder and a rub mark on the bottom of the barrel.

This M19 will most likely become my CCW revolver.

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