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S&w Mod. 19

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Bo, Jul 2, 2008.

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  1. Bo

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    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.
     
  2. csmkersh

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    I'd take $250 with me as well.
     
  3. DJW

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    I'd take $300 with me and be grateful to get it at that price in these times.
     
  4. smee781

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    split the difference $275!
     
  5. glassman

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    I paid $400 for my 19-4 and didn't flinch even a little bit.
    [​IMG]
     
  6. redraidermgr

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    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.
     
  7. svtruth

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    I vote for

    paying full price.
    They are beautiful guns and you will soon have more than $300 worth of ammo through it.
    Good luck.
     
  8. .38 Special

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    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.
     
  9. machinisttx

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    I laugh at the online auction site prices. I can find guns locally for 20-30 % less money.
     
  10. .38 Special

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    Yeah, well, they're 20-30% above typical auction prices here. Hence the fallacy of thinking that personal truth equals universal truth.:)
     
  11. Bo

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    Day Late but,

    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
     
  12. .38 Special

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    Classy job, mate. We'll look forward to the pics.
     
  13. dispatch

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    Done good BO. Take care it, it'll be good for kids or grandkids.
     
  14. Bo

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    So what kind of polish can I use on nickel? I don't want anything that's too abrasive and will scratch.
     
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    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.
     
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    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:
     
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    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)
     
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    "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.
     
  19. greenjeans

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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:
     
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    Excellent gun! At that price you're stealing it.
     
  23. Old 112

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    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
     
  24. Guillermo

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    go easy with any polish

    VERY slow and easy
     
  25. Shade00

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    +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!
     
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