How many own a S&W Model 19?


June 25, 2008, 02:41 AM
Hey Guys and Gals,

I am sure this has already been asked but I figured I would ask again. How many of you own a S&W M19. My dad bought me one out of a pawn shop a few years back about the time I turned 20 or 21 and I have loved it.

It has a 6'' Barrel and Rubber grips. I am not sure but I think someone has done a trigger job on it at one point because of the smoothest SA pull I have ever known on a revolver of its size.

I love the gun and have seen several people post on threads how they love theirs or are sad about passing up the opportunity to grab one. Mine is way to big and heavy for CCW but it makes a great range gun and I keep it on my nightstand for home defense.

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June 25, 2008, 02:44 AM
Lot's of great images of 19's!

June 25, 2008, 02:46 AM
Currently, I only have 1 M19. It's a blued 6". If I find a 4" like I've been looking for and it's reasonably priced, I'll own it. The rest of my K frame magnums are stainless and either M66's or M65's.

June 25, 2008, 03:11 AM
I have a blued 4" Nickeled 4" and my favorite ( at least to look at!)
My 2 1/2 Nickle with Original combat grips

June 25, 2008, 08:41 AM
I have a 4" Combat model. It's a beautiful gun that shoots same hole if I do my part. Trigger is so smooth I swear it's had work done, but the previous owner swears back that it didn't.

I'm looking for a 19 with a 2" barrel.


June 25, 2008, 08:47 AM
blued, 19-2
Shooting it is like drinking a fine wine.

June 25, 2008, 09:15 AM
blued 19-4

First pistol I bought when I turned 21.

June 25, 2008, 09:29 AM
I bought a blued 2.5" M19 in the late 1970s but sold it to finance a weekend trip with my girlfriend.

Should have kept the gun.

Picked up another just like it a year or two later but sold it as well for some reason that I am sure made sense at the time.

In 1988 I was walking a gun show in San Jose, CA when I spotted this nickel M19 snubby. Bagged it for $180 and it turned out to have been shipped in 1970 to a federal agency. It's 20 years later and I still have this one.

Learned my lesson.

lee n. field
June 25, 2008, 09:48 AM
How many of you own a S&W M19.

I do. 4 inch, nickel, 19-3 or -4, I forget which. Pinned and recessed.

You can't have it.

I am not sure but I think someone has done a trigger job on it at one point because of the smoothest SA pull I have ever known on a revolver of its size.

I thought that about mine too, until I shot someone else's. Exactly the same. That's the way they made them.

June 25, 2008, 09:51 AM
blued 19-4

First pistol I bought when I turned 21.

Same. Except mine is a 19-3.
It was my first pistol I ever bought. I had been planning on a GP100, but I was struck by the M19 in the case and had to have it.
I'm so glad I did. It is just pure smooth operation. As someone else said, like a fine wine. Rich, smooth, satisfying, and I can't imagine anything nicer.

Thaddeus Jones
June 25, 2008, 10:18 AM
Currently I own a Nickel 4" 19-3, a blue 4" 19-4, a blue 6" 19-5, and a 4" RB melonite factory finish 19-7.

I had to sell a few due to circumstances. Great revolvers! TJ

June 25, 2008, 10:21 AM
I have a 5 inch M19-4 P&R, great shooter but I prefer my 5 inch M27-2 P&R. The heavier frame makes it nicer to shoot, for me anyway.

Phil DeGraves
June 25, 2008, 10:21 AM
I have 2. A nickel 4" and a blue 2&1/2".

June 25, 2008, 10:23 AM
4" blued 19-3. It is my favorite. Nothing compares in accuracy. I only shoot low pressure .38 special. I figure it is in retirement and deserves a rest.

June 25, 2008, 10:35 AM
SW model 19 was the first handgun i bought as soon as i turned 18 and got my permit. it wasn't legal for me to buy from a dealer so i had to buy it used from a former police officer. still have it to this day and i love it.

June 25, 2008, 11:47 AM
19-3 2 1/2" barrel and 19-5 with a 4" barrel. Sweet guns.

June 25, 2008, 12:23 PM
I had one, 4" blued, the first handgun I ever bought actually, and I was too stupid to know what I had. I traded it off. :banghead:

Now, I'm slowly going along, and looking for a replacement for some of those guns I wish I had back. I think a Model 19 will be the next on the list.

June 25, 2008, 12:46 PM
--same shape, wrong alloy. What's not to love?

It's a decent tool for the work I do.:rolleyes:

cortez kid
June 25, 2008, 01:44 PM
19-2, 2 1/2", box and stuff.

Ala Dan
June 25, 2008, 01:58 PM
a 4" pinned and recessed, pristine factory nickel model that has only
been tested fired 37 times with 158 grain L-SWC target loads; and
its complete with the original factory box, spec sheet, blank warranty
card, ammo brocheure, and brown wax paper from 1975; as its 7K
S/N dates too~! ;) :D

I forgot to mention that I also have a 2.5" S&W model 66-4 (pinned
barrel only) .357 magnum; which is the same as a 2.5" model 19,
except its fabricated from stainless steel.

32 Magnum
June 25, 2008, 02:06 PM
Model 19-3, 4" pinned, mirror blue finish, recessed cylinder throats, wide target grooved trigger and wide spur hammer, S&W factory Goncalvo Alves finger grooved "combat" wrap around grips (beautiful grain BTW) - one of my prized possessions (out of over 300 guns owned) - shot rarely, well cared for.
Nice guns.

June 25, 2008, 08:40 PM
Through the tears of nostalgia,...I'll admit that I had one,...4 incher and a fine shooter too,...that I traded for a pretty 686 in 4 inch in a moment of weakness. Sure do regret that decision,...though the 686 is a great one too,.....

June 25, 2008, 09:15 PM
I will own a pristine NIB 66 one day when my pops gives it to me. Will it get fired then? Probably. ;)

However, I just realized that I don't own a K-frame. Hmm... might be time to fix that...

June 25, 2008, 09:30 PM
I have two, a 4 inch and a 2 1/2 inch. I bought both new and still have the boxes and stuff. The 4 incher I bought in about 1983, not long after getting out of the Army. I've shot that revolver quite a bit and the action has smoothed up very nicely through use. It feels as if it has had work done to it so I'm not surprised to hear of this being common to other Model 19s.

The 2 1/2 incher I bought in the early 1990's and have not shot it very much. It is very interesting to compare the feel of it's action with that of the 4 inch. It is noticeably heavier and not nearly as smooth as the 4 inch. Guess I need to get to shooting it more. :)

Both are blued by the way. The 4 inch is the second handgun that I ever bought. The first being a 5" Colt Series 70 Government Model that I bought just weeks out of Army. Fortunately, I held on to the Smith whereas I foolishly sold the Colt. :banghead:

June 25, 2008, 09:34 PM
OK fine. Break my arm will ya. Here's a little porn for ya. The 19-3 I mentioned above.

Oh, and in the second picture, no, it's not refinished. It's just the lighting that make the blueing look inconsistent from barrel to frame.

Edit to add:
By the way, if you hadn't guessed, this gun is my namesake. She's a 1973.

June 25, 2008, 10:07 PM
I've owned two of them in 6", many years ago. I really miss them, they were great pistols, and beautiful.

June 25, 2008, 10:29 PM
I have owned my 19-2 for about two weeks now and have only shot it once but have already come to love it. 4inch blued pinned an recessed. Next will probably be a 19 snub...

June 25, 2008, 10:41 PM
Anyone who doesn't love the model 19 is probably a commie or something!

June 25, 2008, 10:51 PM
My daughter turned 15 last month.

I gave her my 4 inch blued 19.

She seems pleased.


June 25, 2008, 11:08 PM
I have two -- a 4 inch blue and a 2 1/2 inch blue.

June 25, 2008, 11:17 PM
how bout a pre 19

a nickel 19

June 25, 2008, 11:43 PM
I've got a 19-5 with pachmyer grips. It's my hog hunting gun. I swapped with a beloved brother a beloved 2" Diamondback for it.

June 25, 2008, 11:49 PM
I have a model 19-3 , 4in barrel Nickle plated one . I got it as a gift from my dad , he bought it new over 20 years ago .

The Bushmaster
June 25, 2008, 11:56 PM
S&W mod 19-5, 2 1/2" combat magnum, factory nickel...

The Lone Haranguer
June 27, 2008, 12:29 AM
I did own - until it was stolen :fire: - a 2 1/2" Model 19, c. the mid 1990s.

June 27, 2008, 12:43 AM
Oh crap, doublesharp, those are two of my dream guns, both a pre-19 and a sweet nickel one, both in 4". I already have a 2.5" blue taken care of (photo below), as well as a 66 2.5" and a 686 2.5 and 4".

But hey, the real remarkable thing is those grips on your pre. Those are Rosewood plain targets? Now that is a rare grip. Honestly, they look thinner like someone cut-down some checkered targets? Either way, they really look like nice and ergonomic. PS - I'm a fellow Hoosier, originally. Just exiled right now.

Fig. 1) 2.5" 19, dressed for the theater...

June 27, 2008, 09:44 AM
I have a Nickel 4", it's my off-duty carry/nightstand/car/ everything gun.

June 27, 2008, 05:42 PM
I currently own one my father gave me. It was his duty weapon when he was on the Highway Patrol in 1968. It is a 4" with a target trigger and hammer and I recall him saying something about having a smith go over it for him. Absolutly the best shooting most accurate pistol in my collection.

June 27, 2008, 06:50 PM
I have a 4" blued 1970 19-3. I like it, but the serrated trigger will makes my finger sore if I shoot a lot in double action.

June 27, 2008, 10:45 PM
I own the following model 19's:

1)One 4" pre model 19 that was in the first shipment of 5,000 of these Combat Magnum revolvers!
2)One like new, 19-3 4".

3)One NIB, 19-7 4".

4)Three stainless 4"(Model 66 no dash #)Combat Magnum revolvers.

June 27, 2008, 11:50 PM
I own one and part of another.

The one I own is a Model 19-3 blued w/ 4" barrel.
The one at the gunshop I have on hold is a Model 19-6 blued w/ 2" barrel.
I still think the Model 19 is almost a must have gun, for any revolver fan.


The Bushmaster
June 27, 2008, 11:58 PM
2"?? That's probably a 2 1/2"...

June 28, 2008, 12:00 AM
Could be - my wife says I have a depth perception problem.


June 28, 2008, 12:13 AM
1 Pre-19, 3 19's (but two really belong to my nieces), and 2 66's.

June 28, 2008, 08:30 AM
one minty six inch,a really nice 2.5 and a nickel 4" and a 2.5 66
I need ta make a lightbox one of these days- my picts stink...

June 28, 2008, 10:12 AM
I was looking for a Model 19 but got a 66 instead so not a big deal! I like stainless steel anyway. :cool:

June 29, 2008, 05:56 PM
I got 3 nickel's 2 1/2" 4" and 6":)

June 29, 2008, 07:34 PM
I have carried a Model 19 for over (Longer than I can remember??:rolleyes: Still the best of many.

June 29, 2008, 08:54 PM
I"ve had my 4" for a few years. Bought when I gave up on the idea of buying a Python. Now, I'm on a quest for a 2.5" 19 too :D
Great guns!

Evyl Robot
June 30, 2008, 11:28 AM
I have a buddy who has a 4-inch, fully-engraved, nickled, pimp-gun that I would love to "inherit" from him. I think I'll keep my fingers crossed on that one...


June 30, 2008, 05:46 PM
One 19-3 2.5" bbl and one 19-5 2.5" bbl. When you are too lazy to reload you only have to grab the other revolver. I carry the -3 almost daily and it is fast/accurate. It also is a hoot to fire them both double fisted.

June 30, 2008, 07:44 PM
19-3 2.5" and a 19-4 4", both blued.

The 4" and my Colt 1911 are my two favorite guns.
I think the Model 19 is the definitive wheelgun. Everyone should own at least one. And if you're only going to own one revolver, it has to be a M19!

June 30, 2008, 08:46 PM
Model 19-4

June 30, 2008, 11:02 PM
2.5" 19-4.

Given to me, along with another gun that I sold for $200, so this one cost me -$200.

July 1, 2008, 09:52 AM
I dont own one but my father does. I shot it for the first time in many years ago about two weeks ago. Oh my goodness I have never taken a gun I was unfamiliar with loaded it and shot so impressively. I walked back up with the target and my dad said man kid showing off ain't ya. He knew at that point from the smile on my face that I really didnt want to give it back and he was correct.

July 1, 2008, 03:35 PM
M/19 (no dash)....Nickle, TH/TT/WO/........fitted to an antique set of Roper grips.

Picked it up used in a pawn shop during the mid-'60s & had it factory refinished and my name hand graved.....carried it for nearly three decades as a primary duty gun........guess it's had way, way over 50M thru it and it'l still cut the center out of a BE target at 25..

July 2, 2008, 05:09 PM
6" Blued 19-5 my favorite handgun. I'd really like to aquire a 2.5" 66.

The Giant Skunk
July 2, 2008, 05:22 PM
I have a 2 1/2 bbl. Mod. 19 our dept. let us buy back when we switched to semi-autos several years ago. One of the best, most accurate firearms I own.

July 2, 2008, 05:48 PM
I own the model 66 witch is the stainless version don't know if it qualifies but there you go.


CSA 357
July 2, 2008, 09:25 PM
19-3 4 Inch Nickel

July 3, 2008, 12:22 AM
Of course, 4 inch blue heavy barrel. The 686+ gets a little more use, but hey, it never sits alone long enough to gather dust.

July 3, 2008, 02:12 AM
I own a couple.

July 3, 2008, 09:20 AM
Mdl 19 2 1/2" blue EDC
Mdl 19 4" Nickle
Mdl 19 6" Blue

Wanted one for over 40 years. Finally bought one and 2 more followed it home.

July 3, 2008, 09:48 AM
At my first gun show I very nearly bought a S&W Model 66. But I hesitated to think on it, and when I came back it was gone, so instead I got my Ruger.

July 3, 2008, 04:10 PM
4" M-19-3, P&R, with box and tools. Factory night sights (marked as such on box). Only one I"ve seen so far.

When I bought it I thought I paid too much. Turns out I just bought too early :)

July 5, 2008, 07:21 PM
I have 4 of them and will buy more whenever a good deal pops up!

July 5, 2008, 09:16 PM
19-3 4" Blue here with original box and papers. 1976 manufacture date. Same year as me. I am the only one who has ever fired it besides the guy at S&W.

July 5, 2008, 10:17 PM
Model 19-5 blue 6" here.

Got to love the Combat Magnum!

July 5, 2008, 11:40 PM
I am the only one who owns a 19-2??

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