Production date of Model 19


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alpoho
June 3, 2009, 07:45 PM
I just purchased a beautiful stainless steel model 19-3 with 4" barrel that looks like it's never been fired! It has no scratches on walnut grip and the metal is perfect. I paid $675. I'm sure this was a fair deal. Can someone tell me the manufacture date? SN-9K87213. Also, what does A9 08120 mean? Thanks for help!:evil:

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Ron James
June 3, 2009, 08:02 PM
1976 If the A9 numbers are under ythe yoke it's just assembley nubers to ensure the parts stay together.

Nowhere Man
June 3, 2009, 08:04 PM
I can't tell you by the ser# but, I do know my 19-3 was manufactured in '68 IIRC.

If you don't get a clear answer, you can call S&W and they will tell you.

Can you post some pics???? We like pics:D:D


Dave

Ron James
June 3, 2009, 10:53 PM
I would think the numerical sequence of 1976 is fairly clear :)
But you were probably posting at the same time I was.:) Pictures? Baa Humbug. A S&W 19 is a S&W 19 unless theres something out of the ordinary about it. Perhaps pink grips, or yellow frame:)

alpoho
June 4, 2009, 12:38 PM
Thanks greatly for the timely replies. Your dead on too. Last night I accidentally was directed to wikipedia and they had a great article on Model 19's. Thanks again guys! I'm looking forward to shooting this baby. It's by second handgun. First is a Walther PPK/S 380....Regards

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_&_Wesson_Model_19

rcmodel
June 4, 2009, 01:18 PM
I most certainly is not stainless steel, or it would be a model 66.

All Model 19's were either blue or nickel finish.
None were ever made in Stainless Steel.

SN-9K87213 dates to 1975.

rc

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