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A S&W model 19 found a home.

JunkCollectorJunkCollector Posts: 1,082 Senior Member
It's one of those I never really found the right one on.
Be it price, barrel length, or condition it just was elusive and a long search to justify buying.

Prices now have gotten obscenely high on any so this at 650. OTD I finally took the plunge.

Barrel length was fine.
I wanted 4" or less.
Price was very good in the current market.
Condition was acceptable also.
Has some muzzle wear but not abused with heavy loads.
So the new to me 19





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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,466 Senior Member
    Yep. Looks good. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 3,022 Senior Member
    Beautiful gun.  One of S&W finest creations.  Bill Jordan is smiling at you from heaven 😁
    I’m baaaaaaaaack… 😬
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 7,372 Senior Member
    Very nice!!!
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,327 Senior Member
    Target hammer / target trigger / target sights / target grips / pinned barrel (no frame crush to lap out).

    Looks like wadcutter bliss to me! :)

    You figure out her birthday yet?
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 4,551 Senior Member
    Very nice! I probably should have kept the NIB one I had come across last year but my brother wanted it more than me at the time.
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,496 Senior Member
    Looks good to me!
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,126 Senior Member
  • JunkCollectorJunkCollector Posts: 1,082 Senior Member
    Beautiful gun.  One of S&W finest creations.  Bill Jordan is smiling at you from heaven 😁
    Yeah he had a lot to do with Smith making a 357 K frame.
  • JunkCollectorJunkCollector Posts: 1,082 Senior Member
    You figure out her birthday yet?

    It's a Dash 2 and pretty high in their range so just guessed it at 67
  • JunkCollectorJunkCollector Posts: 1,082 Senior Member
    sakodude said:
    Very nice! I probably should have kept the NIB one I had come across last year but my brother wanted it more than me at the time.
    You did the right thing
    Brothers trump guns.
    Besides more cash to spend here...
  • JunkCollectorJunkCollector Posts: 1,082 Senior Member
    I'm hoping to try it tomorrow along with some others I haven't tried yet.
    It was a long dry spell Smith wise followed by a downpour..
  • MichakavMichakav Senior Member Posts: 2,907 Senior Member
    That's a beauty.
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,143 Senior Member
    edited January 15 #14
    When I come across guns of that age, they look that old and then some.
    You found a really nice one
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 3,022 Senior Member
    Beautiful gun.  One of S&W finest creations.  Bill Jordan is smiling at you from heaven 😁
    Yeah he had a lot to do with Smith making a 357 K frame.
    And making them a standard in the LE community.
    I’m baaaaaaaaack… 😬
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 12,046 Senior Member
    Very nice!  
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,576 Senior Member
    You come up with the nicest guns!  Which you keep for a month and then get rid of. :smile:  I've had a couple of K-frame .357s back in the day, but sold them before shooting.  I've got a 3" Model 65 now, but seldom shoot it.  My avatar is a Model 28.  Old Smiths are great, not so much with the later ones with a hole in the sideplate. 
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 3,022 Senior Member
    He only gets rid of the Colts to aggravate me 🤣
    I’m baaaaaaaaack… 😬
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,118 Senior Member
    Nice grab! I found one just like that in a small Kansas gun shop some years back for $350.00... Didn't take long to bring that one home.
    The Model 19 was the last revolver the FBI issued...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,327 Senior Member
    Jayhawker said:

    The Model 19 was the last revolver the FBI issued...
    Was it?  I thought the 3" 13's / 65's were the mainstay.
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • JunkCollectorJunkCollector Posts: 1,082 Senior Member
    edited January 16 #21
    He only gets rid of the Colts to aggravate me 🤣
    That's true


    The target 32-20 needs a test before sending out to Tom though. :wink:



    I did decide 3 target 22's was a bit much and one should go. Especially when I don't even need one but the guys been a real slacker :wink:
    You may know him ?


  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 4,551 Senior Member
    My other Colt 32-20 does need company :#
  • JunkCollectorJunkCollector Posts: 1,082 Senior Member
    sakodude said:
    My other Colt 32-20 does need company :#
    Does it need a little brother too ?
    :blush:
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,118 Senior Member
    edited January 16 #24
    Bigslug said:
    Jayhawker said:

    The Model 19 was the last revolver the FBI issued...
    Was it?  I thought the 3" 13's / 65's were the mainstay.
    That's a factoid I read somewhere...not sure where exactly....
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 3,022 Senior Member
    I think the first handgun Seal Team 6 ran was the Model 66, the stainless version of the 19.  I seem to remember that from reading Marcinko’s Rogue Warrior years ago.
    I’m baaaaaaaaack… 😬
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 4,551 Senior Member
    sakodude said:
    My other Colt 32-20 does need company :#
    Does it need a little brother too ?
    :blush:
    family is important >:)
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,143 Senior Member
    edited January 16 #27
    I think the first handgun Seal Team 6 ran was the Model 66, the stainless version of the 19.  I seem to remember that from reading Marcinko’s Rogue Warrior years ago.
    I thought the Seal Teams used the 1911 then transitioned to the Sig P226 then more recently Glock
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 3,022 Senior Member
    Diver43 said:
    I think the first handgun Seal Team 6 ran was the Model 66, the stainless version of the 19.  I seem to remember that from reading Marcinko’s Rogue Warrior years ago.
    I thought the Seal Teams used the 1911 then transitioned to the Sig P226 then more recently Glock
    Team 1 and 2 did.  Not Team 6, Marcinko was not a conventional kind’a guy.
    I’m baaaaaaaaack… 😬
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,327 Senior Member
    Diver43 said:
    I think the first handgun Seal Team 6 ran was the Model 66, the stainless version of the 19.  I seem to remember that from reading Marcinko’s Rogue Warrior years ago.
    I thought the Seal Teams used the 1911 then transitioned to the Sig P226 then more recently Glock
    They have a big black budget and the tendency to use WETF they want in order to get the job done, so "standard equipment" is merely a suggestion.  If the goal is to send a small handful of guys with highly honed abilities to NOT get in prolonged firefights, a seriously penetrating or 100-yard capable handgun starts to make a fair amount of sense.

    Interesting bit of thread drift. . .
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 3,022 Senior Member
    edited January 16 #30
    Bigslug said:
    Diver43 said:
    I think the first handgun Seal Team 6 ran was the Model 66, the stainless version of the 19.  I seem to remember that from reading Marcinko’s Rogue Warrior years ago.
    I thought the Seal Teams used the 1911 then transitioned to the Sig P226 then more recently Glock
    They have a big black budget and the tendency to use WETF they want in order to get the job done, so "standard equipment" is merely a suggestion.  If the goal is to send a small handful of guys with highly honed abilities to NOT get in prolonged firefights, a seriously penetrating or 100-yard capable handgun starts to make a fair amount of sense.

    Interesting bit of thread drift. . .
    Marcinko basically given a task, an open checkbook and little to no oversight.  After the Iran hostage fiasco they would have said yes to ANYTHING he wanted, especially for his infamous Red Cell.  He had the Team operational in 6 months.  Funny most folks don’t know that Seal Team 6 does not officially exist anymore.
    I’m baaaaaaaaack… 😬
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,327 Senior Member
    edited January 16 #31
    They're probably job-classified as rodent-control specialists aboard one of the pseudo-commissioned museum ships.  Takes a lot of time away from the main office to stay trained up for that job.  ;)
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
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