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Picked up another Smith and this one I like a lot!

timctimc Senior MemberPosts: 6,684 Senior Member
I picked up an old S&W 19-3 the other day, price was right so I couldn't resist. I lost the last one I had in a divorce in the early 90's and have missed it ever since.
I always liked those blue steel smith's, something about them is just pain sexy! I haven't got to spend any range time with her yet but I think she will be just fine. Seems to be a growing sickness collecting these Smith wheel guns, I already have the 625, 629 and 686 so this one makes number 4 for me.

Here's a pic to avoid the fine...
SWmodel19-3.jpg
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  • farm boyfarm boy Senior Member Posts: 1,001 Senior Member
    ooohhhhh, pretty.
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  • jbohiojbohio Senior Member Posts: 5,600 Senior Member
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 13,436 Senior Member
    Looks pretty good in the picture, not much time spent in a holster?
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  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 wrote: »
    Looks pretty good in the picture, not much time spent in a holster?

    She looks much better now than when I got it. the gun had a lot of holster wear on the barrel, cylinder and trigger guard along with a nice cylinder ring which is why I got it so cheap. I reblued it and now she looks like new again. Amazing what you can do with a few hours to kill and a bottle of Oxfo-blue, that's some good stuff.
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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 13,436 Senior Member
    timc wrote: »
    She looks much better now than when I got it. the gun had a lot of holster wear on the barrel, cylinder and trigger guard along with a nice cylinder ring which is why I got it so cheap. I reblued it and now she looks like new again. Amazing what you can do with a few hours to kill and a bottle of Oxfo-blue, that's some good stuff.

    Well now I am really envious, a new gun and TIME to fiddle with it.
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  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 8,252 Senior Member
    Hey! I used to have a Smith 19 and lost it the same way!! Ironic, ain't it!! I still miss that fine pistol!!
  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    Big Al1 wrote: »
    Hey! I used to have a Smith 19 and lost it the same way!! Ironic, ain't it!! I still miss that fine pistol!!

    Yep them ex's tend to make off with some nice stuff! I never was too mad about it because I would rather have given her all of my stuff than put up with half of hers! Now she and the gun have been replaced!
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  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 4,287 Senior Member
    Very nice. Had one just like it in the early 80's and should have never let it get away.


    Sako
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    timc wrote: »
    I picked up an old S&W 19-3 the other day, price was right so I couldn't resist. I lost the last one I had in a divorce in the early 90's and have missed it ever since.
    I always liked those blue steel smith's, something about them is just pain sexy! I haven't got to spend any range time with her yet but I think she will be just fine. Seems to be a growing sickness collecting these Smith wheel guns, I already have the 625, 629 and 686 so this one makes number 4 for me.

    Here's a pic to avoid the fine...
    SWmodel19-3.jpg

    That's a real classic for sure. I haven't seen one yet but I hear tell the Classic 586s they're selling this year are nice. I have that 8 3/8 inch I bought back in 1983 and would love to get a 19 or a model 29. I too love the old blue ones.
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  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    The 586 is sweet, I was just looking at some pics, very similar to the 19.
    300px-Smith_and_Wesson_586-7.jpg
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  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    Gorgeous old Smith!
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,953 Senior Member
    Stay away from my Smiths :nono:

    I'll get even with you in a couple weeks :guns:


    BTW......:yousuck:
  • gunrunner428gunrunner428 Senior Member Posts: 1,018 Senior Member
    timc wrote: »
    The 586 is sweet, I was just looking at some pics, very similar to the 19.
    300px-Smith_and_Wesson_586-7.jpg

    For extended use with full-house Magnum ammo, the 586 was built on a slightly beefed-up frame "L-frame" from the "K-frame" Model 19. Moderate Magnum use from the 19 shouldn't be a concern, but some reports of stretched frames after extensive heavy use brought S&W to develop the L-frame.

    Either is a sweet gun, especially in "classic" dress - blued steel, walnut grips.
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,953 Senior Member
    Either is a sweet gun, especially in "classic" dress - blued steel, walnut grips.

    Why only Walnut?
  • pardogpardog Member Posts: 423 Member
    Congrats! That's definately worth a you suck
  • ilove22silove22s Senior Member Posts: 1,467 Senior Member
    Theres nothing like those older S&W wheel guns. It appears your is one of the P&R too? if so, its a great catch especially in that condition.
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  • ken55ken55 Senior Member Posts: 782 Senior Member
    Yessir - you do suck. I have a major weakness for the older blued Smiths. They are just as good as it gets IMHO. Nice find.
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    timc wrote: »
    Yep them ex's tend to make off with some nice stuff! I never was too mad about it because I would rather have given her all of my stuff than put up with half of hers! Now she and the gun have been replaced!

    Originally Posted by Big Al1
    Hey! I used to have a Smith 19 and lost it the same way!! Ironic, ain't it!! I still miss that fine pistol!!



    Dang, divorces are brutal. It saddens my heart to hear about a feller losing good S&Ws in one.:tissue::tissue:

    I guess a feller could go out and buy a few Taurus and HI-Points, plant them around the house and tell her they are worth a small fortune. Then hide the good stuff with a trusted friend. Sweet Revenge when she trys to hock them............:devil::guns:
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  • 30-30shooter30-30shooter Member Posts: 224 Member
    timc wrote: »
    The 586 is sweet, I was just looking at some pics, very similar to the 19.
    300px-Smith_and_Wesson_586-7.jpg
    if it wasn't for that damn lock...
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,954 Senior Member
    That 19 sure is sweet.
  • mkk41mkk41 Banned Posts: 1,932 Senior Member
    Everyone should own at least 1 Model 19!

    I'm still searching and hoping to re-find that LNIB 3in round butt factory nickel job I had in my shop about 22yrs ago.
  • GunnerK19GunnerK19 Senior Member Posts: 1,090 Senior Member
    Nice. I love S&W wheelguns, seeing yours makes me miss the 66-2 I owned 20 years ago...

    And you suck... :)
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  • 41magnut41magnut Senior Member Posts: 1,225 Senior Member
    Mighty fine looking shootin' iron.

    I enjoy my L- frames (2-686, 1-586) very much.

    SS3 has a model 19-? that is a shooting dream. Of course all the K & L frame Smith's are!

    For me the L frame is the best model wheel gun S&W ever produced.

    In fact you have inspired me. I gonna load up and head for the range.

    I'll post some pics of my Smith's (assuming I remember what SS3 showed me -remember where I put the camera- find the keys to my truck? :drool:)

    Maybe I will just go shooting!
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  • scarfacescarface Member Posts: 263 Member
    That is gorgeous! Enjoy your new 19.
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,953 Senior Member
    Parts are cheap for that gun too I just looked.


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  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    Weatherby wrote: »
    Parts are cheap for that gun too I just looked.


    IMG_0299.jpg

    It's a Smith, they don't break so no parts needed! :tooth:
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  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,953 Senior Member
    Yeah but you can buy stock"s and sell high now
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,953 Senior Member
    just a heads up timc the model 28 is in production too
    IMG_0298-1-1.jpg
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