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what would top dollar be for a mint model 19?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Sniper X, Jun 24, 2010.

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  1. Sniper X

    Sniper X Member

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    It is an earlier one, probably 70s. MINT condition, six inch blued standard target wood stocks. Looks to be fired very little as turn line is minimal.
     
  2. orionengnr

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    JMHO

    You really cannot pay too much for a nice S&W--after all, they aren't making any more of them. You can only buy too early. :)

    I have bought several too early, and their appreciation has rectified that. Each is worth at least what I paid for it, and I don't see that trend reversing any time soon.

    As far as specifics go for that model, I paid $450 for a nice 1970s 4" M19 with box and tools (and factory night sights) about four years ago. It was probably overpriced at that time, but these days I think it would be a steal at that price.

    I would check in at the S&W forum to get some more input.
     
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  3. roaddog28

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    Hi,

    I had a 19-4 6 inch I paid $269 for. I had to clean the revolver up because of some surface rust. A unfired M19 with box and papers can go for up to $600. A shoot grade is $450 to $550. Hope this helps.
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    Hi again,
    I said above I had but I meant I have. Anyway a great shooter and very accurate
    roaddog28
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  5. BADSBSNF81

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    500 tops since it does not have the box, took kit, manual, papers.
     
  6. jad0110

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    All things being equal, 6" versions sell for around $50 less than 4" models, and $100 less than 2.5" versions. 2.5" versions I see fetch $575 +/- $25, so figure high $400s for your 19.
     
  7. MCgunner

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    You're either filthy rich or owe VISA your soul with an attitude like that. :D Yes, you CAN spend too much on a Smith. That's why I don't buy 'em anymore, though I do look all the time. But I live on a budget. Besides, I need another SP101. I can get one for the price of a wore out 19.
     
  8. chg

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    You really cannot pay too much for a nice S&W--

    I have a Model 57, no dash, 6" barrel, presentation box with cleaning rod, mop, screwdriver. I was not ever going to sell it but if you're willing to put your money where your mouth is, ten grand and it's yours! I'll even pay the haul
     
  9. madcratebuilder

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    The price on a mint M19 is only going to go up. Ten years ago $300 was considered very high.
     
  10. Ala Dan

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    Well, price of any Smith & Wesson model 19 is subjective to, a) who
    has it for sale, b) and how much the perspective purchaser wants too pay
    for it~! With that said, I bought a 6" blued S&W 19 all original [but without
    box or doc's] for as little as $200 a couple years ago. OTOH, I paid $350 +
    9% sales tax for a cherry, pristine - factory nickel 4" Smith & Wesson 19-3
    in the original box with tool kit and all paperwork; including blank warranty
    card, spec sheet, ammo brocheures and such. Plus, mixed in with all of this
    I paid $225 for a very nice used Smith & Wesson model 66-4 with a 2.5"
    barrel; but again without box or doc's. So to sum up, prices are all over
    the board; look and you can find some fantastic bargains. Sorry guys and
    gals; mine are not for sale~! :uhoh: ;) :D
     
  11. MCgunner

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    Yeah, I know, I sold mine for a "profit".....:banghead:
     
  12. Guillermo

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    at this particular moment in history, in these parts

    500 would be the VERY top.

    450 high

    350-400 just fine

    325-350 going rate

    250 - 325 BUY IT

    As Orion said "after all, they aren't making any more of them"
     
  13. Bill B.

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    Saw a early one on GB several months ago with the diamond grips at $750 something with 18 min. left in the auction! I am not sure what it went for ................
     
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    ^^Memo to self: need to plan a trip to Texas :p .
     
  15. Confederate

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    at this particular moment in history, in these parts

    500 would be the VERY top
    450 high
    350-400 just fine
    325-350 going rate
    250 - 325 BUY IT


    Excuse me, but $350 is the "going rate"? I'd say $450 would be a good going rate. You'd get about fifty to seventy-five extra for stainless. If I sold one for $400, I can guarantee that I'd regret selling it within a year and I'd be almost suicidal in two.

    I think you're living in a dream world. Maybe if it's a boat anchor, but not for a premium gun. S&W no longer makes that luxurious blue, and only MIM parts are produced on current guns. I also don't know who writes the "blue books," but they, too, tend to be optimistic for what guns go for.

    If you're buying the gun, I'd try to get it for as cheap as possible. But if I had one, I probably wouldn't sell it, period.

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    This 686 is so much better than what Smith is putting
    out now that it's embarrassing.


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    This 629 is the first ever produced by S&W. The trigger is like
    ice, and the hammer and trigger are hard chromed and wood grips.
     
  16. CajunBass

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    I don't care what gun you're talking about, or how much you're paying for it, there is always somebody who knows where you can get it cheaper.

    I haven't seen a Model 19 for less than $400.00 in a long time. Most are closer to $500.00.
     
  17. Guillermo

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    CB,

    The prices that I quoted were from around here.

    Gun prices are regional.

    Most used handguns are more expensive here.

    Last weekend I saw a blue 4 inch 19 in nice shape for 425 on a dealer table.

    I recently bought a Diamondback snubbie for 690 in North Carolina. Here I couldn't find one for less than a grand.

    Don't you or Confederate get your panties in a wad. I am just reporting.
     
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  18. Ala Dan

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    Got To "Fess Up" Fella's-

    It just so happens that I sell firearms (new, as well as used) at my favorite
    candy store; so the prices I pay run far less than actual retail pricing. As a
    matter of fact, here in the southeastern part of the U.S.A., used S&W 19's
    are kind'a scarce; especially when looking too buy from an individual~! ;) :)
     
  19. buckeye8

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    I don't think Guillermo's prices were out of line. Around here, the 'asking' prices are in the $400s, but unless they're real gems, they sell in the $300s.
     
  20. Confederate

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    Yes, I see a lot of Ruger Security-Sixes that are beat up and look dreadful. There aren't many pristine models, and when you find them, they're expensive. But I've been seeing more beat up S&W 19s and 66s, and I fear that's a bad sign.

    Mint guns are going to be expensive, and more so as time goes on. I've been searching for an old 686 4-inch mint or a mint 7-shot. But after seeing a new 7-shot, I think I'd rather have the mint older 6-shots.
     
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