S&w Mod. 19


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Bo
July 2, 2008, 10:06 AM
I'm going today to meet a co-worker and check out a Model 19 he wants to sell. Nickel finish with, so he says, only 2-3 boxes of shells through it. He says he's had it over 20 yrs., paid $225.00 for it. He wants to sell it so he can buy a 45 in a smaller package that he can carry. He wants between $250. and $300. for it, I think. I'm going to take 3 of my 45's with me to give him a sampling of what's on the market, SA 1911, HK USPc and a SA XD 4" Service. I've been wanting a 4" revolver for some time, and a classic Mod. 19 would be perfect. Wish me luck, I hope we can come to an agreement.

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csmkersh
July 2, 2008, 10:38 AM
I'd take $250 with me as well.

DJW
July 2, 2008, 11:20 AM
I'd take $300 with me and be grateful to get it at that price in these times.

smee781
July 2, 2008, 11:23 AM
split the difference $275!

glassman
July 2, 2008, 11:26 AM
I'd take $300 with me and be grateful to get it at that price in these times.

I paid $400 for my 19-4 and didn't flinch even a little bit.
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w81/glassman_photos/SWMODEL19-4.jpg

redraidermgr
July 2, 2008, 11:49 AM
My dad paid 250 for mine at a pawn shop a few years back. Get it if you can if it is any decent shape.

svtruth
July 2, 2008, 11:58 AM
paying full price.
They are beautiful guns and you will soon have more than $300 worth of ammo through it.
Good luck.

.38 Special
July 2, 2008, 08:02 PM
I'd buy it sight unseen, frankly. My last one cost me $450 a year ago, with a blue finish. Granted, California prices are a bit silly, but even a quick look at one of the online auction sites will show you what a deal $300 is.

machinisttx
July 2, 2008, 08:17 PM
I'd buy it sight unseen, frankly. My last one cost me $450 a year ago, with a blue finish. Granted, California prices are a bit silly, but even a quick look at one of the online auction sites will show you what a deal $300 is.

I laugh at the online auction site prices. I can find guns locally for 20-30 % less money.

.38 Special
July 2, 2008, 08:24 PM
Yeah, well, they're 20-30% above typical auction prices here. Hence the fallacy of thinking that personal truth equals universal truth.:)

Bo
July 3, 2008, 05:46 PM
Couldn't meet with my buddy from work on Wed. but we got together today. It turns out, it's a Mod. 19-3. Locks up tighter than a drum. No end shake. No scratches but dirtier than a "street ho". The grips are to ugly to take a picture of so I ordered some new ones. Timing is perfect and the barrel looks new. So I ask, how much do you want for it? He says "I'll take $225.00. I told him " I won't give you a penny more than $250.00, actually I didn't have change so, I gave him $260.00. He was pleased as punch and so am I. As soon as the new grips get here and I clean all the crud off it, I don't think he ever cleaned it, I'll try to post some pictures, if I can figure

.38 Special
July 3, 2008, 07:34 PM
Classy job, mate. We'll look forward to the pics.

dispatch
July 3, 2008, 08:22 PM
Done good BO. Take care it, it'll be good for kids or grandkids.

Bo
July 4, 2008, 11:12 AM
So what kind of polish can I use on nickel? I don't want anything that's too abrasive and will scratch.

PzGren
July 4, 2008, 11:29 AM
Well done! You have shown some class and proved to deserve such a fine gun!
I have several S&W M19s, no nickel plated one, though. They are fine guns. I am anyway a big fan of older K frames.

Ala Dan
July 4, 2008, 12:24 PM
My pristine, 4" factory nickel model 19-3 in its original cardboard box
(with all the doc's) cost me $350 back in December of '07. If I found
another one with a 6" barrel (and blued finish) in this kind'a condition*,
I would gladly come up with the cash too fund the project~! ;)

*FootNote- it would have to be in its original, pristine condition;
with NO flaws of any kind~! :scrutiny:

kcshooter
July 4, 2008, 02:38 PM
It would have been a good buy at $300. Congrats. Let us know how it shoots.
(OK I know how it shoots, but love hearing other peoples reactions to the Model 19's performance)

dispatch
July 4, 2008, 10:09 PM
"So what kind of polish can I use on nickel? I don't want anything that's too abrasive and will scratch."

OIL, no polish needed, just oil.

greenjeans
July 4, 2008, 11:47 PM
I use Mother's Mag Polish on my Nickle Cobra and it works great. Get it at just about any auto store and most Wal-Marts.

Shade00
July 4, 2008, 11:49 PM
I saw a 19 the other day... for $700. I couldn't believe it. It was a nice gun, but by no means spotless. Not saying that that's an average market price, but I do want to note that the value on these are going up steadily. The 19 is a super gun, and it's very popular right now. Pay the $300. It's more than fair, especially for a nickel gun.

Phydeaux642
July 4, 2008, 11:59 PM
So what kind of polish can I use on nickel? I don't want anything that's too abrasive and will scratch

I have been told by some here on THR that Flitz will work on nickel quite well. I recently purchased some to try on my almost new nickel Colt Cobra but haven't got around to it yet.

And, by the way, you got a very good deal. I am green with envy.:neener:

c1ogden
July 5, 2008, 07:04 PM
Excellent gun! At that price you're stealing it.

Old 112
July 6, 2008, 02:15 AM
Bo,

From the description of this revolver, I think you paid a reasonable price, and, on top of that, made your friend very happy

Congratulations on both counts. Two winners.

Regards,
Old112

Guillermo
July 6, 2008, 11:15 AM
go easy with any polish

VERY slow and easy

Shade00
July 6, 2008, 11:26 AM
+1 to Guillermo. Take it slow. Nickel is... shall we say... fickle. It may take some time to get it clean, but the end result will be worth it.

By the way, I too am jealous. You got a STEAL!

bflobill_69
July 7, 2008, 07:16 PM
A steal at $260...

Enjoy!

Bflobill_69

mhinagoya
July 8, 2008, 02:06 PM
My wife bought a 19-2 (1960's vintage) at a gunshow. It is in unfired / new condition with the original box, owner's manual, and sight adjusting screwdriver. She said it was "Really pretty" and gladly paid $450 for the gun.

Gotta love that woman!

She will never fire the 19. It's a 'collector piece' for her and it makes her happy just to own it. She carries a Model 60 LadySmith.

Bill.

wristtwister
July 10, 2008, 06:12 PM
I carried a model 19 as an LEO, and still love the gun. It's still pretty pristine, with just a few light spots from holsters, but still shoots like a dream.
I bought it back in the late 60's or early 70's and I'm awe struck that it's lasted as long as it has in this condition.

WT

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