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Can someone date my 19-3?

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by stoveboltgunnut, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. stoveboltgunnut

    stoveboltgunnut Well-Known Member

    Picked up a 19-3 the other day, can anyone date it for me?

    Serial # K9486XX
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam


  3. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Well-Known Member

    39 years old is getting right up there.
    Has she got a good personality?
  4. stoveboltgunnut

    stoveboltgunnut Well-Known Member


    and yes Jim, she has a great personality. Vapor hone finish, action work, still tight. She goes great with my other 19's.

    here she is:

  5. Pistol Toter

    Pistol Toter Well-Known Member

    Nah... She's a little young for me. :eek: If I'm gonna date a young women; I like'em closer to 20. Plus, she looks kinda dull and would look better in a Magna dress.:D
  6. stoveboltgunnut

    stoveboltgunnut Well-Known Member

    Toter, I totally agree with the magna dress, I'm hunting a set of jay scott imitation stag, or maybe some bonded ivory right now. I would not be opposed to smooth walnut either. I never have cared for big grips on a little gun. This is a carry piece, and those target grips do not conceal well.:)
  7. Oro

    Oro Well-Known Member

    Those grips would not be original to the gun, anyway. The full relief cut-out like that did not appear until around 1980.

    I don't know if you have used the Jay Scott grips in the past, but the few pairs I have tried on S&W revolvers had really good finish but poor fit - as bad or worse than the current wood grips S&W is putting on revolvers. They appear to be produced to standard dimensions and not actually fit to a gun frame before final finish and shipping. That was one of the things that make older S&W grips so desirable - they actually fit the gun perfectly because of hand fitting before finishing.
  8. stoveboltgunnut

    stoveboltgunnut Well-Known Member

    I have used Jay scotts many times in the past, and I do tend to like them. No, they are not finely fitted hand made grips, but they are not that kind of price either.

    I could easily spend more for grips than I have in this revolver, and being a carry piece and a shooter, I'm not going to do that.
  9. Pistol Toter

    Pistol Toter Well-Known Member

    Let me revise my earlier remarks. I don't need a younger women or actually any woman other than the one I have. We've been married going on 38 years and she the only one for me. You have a nice looking gun, sir. On the subject of stocks; I occasionally walk into my local hideouts and find nice looking examples of originals that just need a little TLC and a refinish. The last I come by, I only paid $10 for. I now have several sets just a wait'en on gun. They look stunning. You might try that. A little elbow greese and you got something to be proud of.
  10. Oro

    Oro Well-Known Member

    There's no need to be defensive - the comment was just meant to let you know what you had and what you were buying if you did not know. If Jay Scott grips meet your needs, that's great. Take-off S&W magnas with good fit and finish run about $20, so no one was suggesting you break the bank on custom grips!
  11. stoveboltgunnut

    stoveboltgunnut Well-Known Member

    Oro, I apologize for sounding defensive, I did not intend to sound that way, I was just responding to your post. You guys are absolutely right about the magnas, and if I had a set, I'd already have them installed.

    I would like to have something just a little fancier on this one though, since I will be carrying it almost each day. I have never had a "blinged" out gun before, and would not mind some fancier grips, but like you said, I don't want to break the bank.

    I apologize again for the misunderstanding!
  12. Oro

    Oro Well-Known Member

    No problem-o. Hey, here's a thought. Check out Kim Ahrends grips. He makes them out of nice wood, makes lots of hand-friendly styles, and he charges a pretty reasonably fee for custom grips (I think only $60 on average). Let me find his web page for you. Many of his designs are more "target size" - but he has some carry sized ones, too. Here it is:


    His "retro combat square-butt" might work for you. Do you know what Tyler T-Grips are? Putting those in the trigger arch with Magna grips is also a popular carry options (I use that on a round butt 19). They are about $30, and work with any service or magna grips (grip strap exposed on the front).
  13. jaholder1971

    jaholder1971 Well-Known Member

    She looks a little plain...

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