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S&W Model 19-5 Value

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by GlenJ, Aug 8, 2007.

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  1. GlenJ

    GlenJ Member

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    Just looked at a Model 19-5 blued in absolute brand new condition. How is $425 for this gun?
     
  2. .41Dave

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    $425 is a decent price for a model 19 in like new condition.
     
  3. texagun

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    Seems a bit high to me. I see a lot of them at the local gun shows in excellent condition for $350-$375. However, I am aware that prices vary regionally.
     
  4. XavierBreath

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    In my neck of the woods, that's high. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think the Model 19-5 is either pinned or recessed. That lowers it's value as a collector gun. For a shooter, you don't want to buy such a pristine gun and depreciate it on the first outing.

    FWIW, SCS&W lists it at $450 ANIB. That means it comes with box, papers, tools.

    If you decide to go for it anyway, check the forcing cone closely at 6:00 for cracks.
     
  5. .41Dave

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    I wish I lived where you guys do! I've seen 2 model 19-5s in about 95% condition sell at a local gunshop for $500. K frame .357s seem to have appreciated significantly around here.
     
  6. glassman

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    S&w M19-4

    Bought this a few weeks ago for $400. Very minor holster rub on the muzzle but otherwise in excellent shape.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. wad

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    I put my grubby finger prints all over a blued 2.5 inch barrel model 19-5 with a round but (with small wood grips). I would put the cosmetic condition at about 95%. Lockup is tight. It is sitting in the case of a local pawn shop for $319.95. Good, decent or OK deal?
     
  8. TheotherMikeG

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    I'd buy it at $319
     
  9. wad

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    The thought of that 19-5 in the pawn shop case rolled around in my head for a few days. I went back today and offered them $300. They accepted, but to my surprise they charged $300 out the door, or about $277 before tax :).

    So, here it is:

    [​IMG]
     
  10. BillinNH

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    <The thought of that 19-5 in the pawn shop case rolled around in my head for a few days. I went back today and offered them $300. They accepted, but to my surprise they charged $300 out the door, or about $277 before tax .>

    IMO, you got a very good deal.

    You'll love the gun. I have one just like it.

    Bill
     
  11. medmo

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    Goodness gracious wad; That was heck of a deal. I picked up a 19-3, (pinned and recessed), 2.5" bbl RB last weekend in about 95% condition for $350 plus tax. I thought that I had done pretty good. You win.
     
  12. wad

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    In a communication with a friend about this most recent purchase, we agreed that about any S&W revolver that can be shot safely is worth $275. This was one of those rare times of a good deal. I don't think pawn shops let this happen too often :uhoh:. This pawn shop is now on my list for occasional lunch-time visits.

    This particular S&W turned out to be in better condition than I had originally thought. Once I gave it a good cleaning, it appears to have been shot very little. The only blemishes are damage to the left grip panel (as seen in the picture), a small scratch on the side plate just below the cylinder and a rub mark on the bottom of the barrel.

    This M19 will most likely become my CCW revolver.
     
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