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Production date of Model 19

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by alpoho, Jun 3, 2009.

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  1. alpoho

    alpoho Member

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    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:
     
  2. Ron James

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    1976 If the A9 numbers are under ythe yoke it's just assembley nubers to ensure the parts stay together.
     
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    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
     
  4. Ron James

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    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:)
     
  5. alpoho

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    Model 19-3 Production

    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
     
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    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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