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New to me Smith but I think I overpaid

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by bigtubby, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. bigtubby

    bigtubby Well-Known Member

    Haven't seen any smith's for sale locally so ran across this 19-5 and paid more than I wanted but it came with a nice right handed Bianchi cyclone holster except I am a southpaw. Gun appears unfired locks up like a colt no endshake at all. No cutting or erosion on the top strap. double action trigger is heavy. He was asking $650 got it for $550.00 grips have some small chips on them. I guess the price will be forgotten shortly only plan to shoot .38s out of it but I got a 14-1 for that but I got the bug to buy something so I guess there are worse guns to spend money on than a 19.







  2. rswartsell

    rswartsell Well-Known Member

    IMHO you did not overpay. No-one is giving these gems away in my experience. You payed fair freight and I do believe others have paid more. Remember that tired old saw "they don't make 'em like that anymore".

    P.S. You got a pretty nicely figured target grip, even if not pristine. I have a 14-2 and a 19-4. I would just stay away from 110 gr. and 125 gr .357 loads in the 19 and you are good. You have two revolver icons that will be the envy of many a shooter in your lifetime. If you told me you bought a Python, THEN I would say you overpaid.
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2013
  3. Reloadron

    Reloadron Well-Known Member

    Nice Model 19 and I would have popped $550 for it in a heartbeat.

  4. logical

    logical Well-Known Member

    You can sell the holster for more than a new set of grips like that will cost. That's a $650 (+ shipping and FFL fees) Smith all day long on Gunbroker.
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2013
  5. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    I would gladly pay $550 for such a fine specimen.
  6. WardenWolf

    WardenWolf member

    You didn't overpay. It's a very nice revolver. That tiny bit of wear in the grip isn't even what I'd call a chip. Given time it'll fade to be largely unnoticeable, or you can speed it up with a bit of linseed oil.
  7. bikemutt

    bikemutt Well-Known Member

    That would be a pretty good deal around these parts. It's true the 4" guns seem to be more desired but still, that's a pretty gun and well worth it. I sold a 4" recently in about similar condition for $625.
  8. nelsonal

    nelsonal Well-Known Member

    $550-$650 seems to be the asking price for a Taurus in that sort of condition around here. That looks like a very nice Smith. I love the grips on there too.
  9. pittspilot

    pittspilot Well-Known Member

    You didn't steal it, but that's not a bad price at all.

    And you will soon forget about the price while appreciating that very pretty revolver.
  10. osteodoc08

    osteodoc08 Well-Known Member

    Nice model 19. I'd of bought for that price all day long.
  11. Seven High

    Seven High Well-Known Member

    That is a fair price that you paid. I am sure that you could sell it and get all of your money back if you so desired.
  12. Iggy

    Iggy Well-Known Member

    That's a" jump on it" price.. You did very well.
  13. chuckpro

    chuckpro Well-Known Member

    In my area that is a good price for a gun in that shape. I can't see any holster wear on the end of the muzzle, or etching above forcing cone and even if it did that is what i have seen the 4" 19-5's going for. The snub's and the 6" bring a little bit more.
  14. RCL

    RCL Well-Known Member

    Very nice
  15. Black Knight

    Black Knight Well-Known Member

    I would like to see your license to steal. That is a great gun at equally great price.
  16. Bush Pilot

    Bush Pilot Well-Known Member

    Nice gun at a fair price, what's not to like? You can't go wrong with the older Smith revolvers.
  17. bigtubby

    bigtubby Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the replies I guess it was a decent price for a nice gun.
  18. roaddog28

    roaddog28 Well-Known Member

    Six months ago I sold a 19-2 4 inch for $500. The condition of the revolver was like yours. Shooter grade. I would say you did well. If you plan to shoot 357 magnums, stay with 158 gr. I used CCI Blazer 158gr hollow points at the range with mine and never had any problems. Keep the revolver clean around the forcing cone. You made a good decision.
    Good luck,
  19. nwilliams

    nwilliams Well-Known Member

    Nice gun! I'd say you did fine on the price.
  20. Bushpilot

    Bushpilot Well-Known Member

    Wow, you really got hosed on that deal... Just kidding... lol Sounds about right.. Just sold a 4 inch 19 in similar condition, except for the grips were in better shape, for $600 so you're right in the ball park.

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