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Old 05-31-2012, 08:21 PM   #71
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It would mostly be a range gun and a back up while hunting. What are these 'Hillary Holes' you speak of?


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If its going to be a range gun, the L frame is designed to be more durable and it will,be more comfortable to shoot w full power loads. My gunsmith said it had a K frame grip w N frame body. N frame gun is even better - IMO

I can't stand having a Hillary Hole on my firearm - personal preference.

N frame 357s have 8 shot cylinders.

1911s are easy to fall in love with and should come w a warning - can be habit forming. You will never forget your first...there is a whole section of like-minded souls.
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:01 PM   #72
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The old Mdl. 19 S&W .357 were fine handguns. I have over the years used the 27-2 3.5" as my outdoor little gun.

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Sorry for bringing up such an old thread, but I have a question. My dad just inherited a S&W 19-4 in .357 mag. It is blued and in very good shape. Rifling is pristine. My question is when was it made? I know sometime between 1977-1982. The serial number is 41Kxxx. Any help is appreciated.



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Without contacting S&W, and the yyKxxx serial, know way to know. You really just need to shoot her. Make sure you use 158gr ammo.

My 19-4.

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Sorry for bringing up such an old thread, but I have a question. My dad just inherited a S&W 19-4 in .357 mag. It is blued and in very good shape. Rifling is pristine. My question is when was it made? I know sometime between 1977-1982. The serial number is 41Kxxx. Any help is appreciated.
more than likely contacting Smith & Wesson will be the best source for that information.

BTW, good looking pistol! i like it!
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I have been casually looking at 4" Model 19s. Today at the Orlando gun show I saw two. A stainless one for $750 and a blued one for $685. Both were in good condition. Anyone have a clue what a good price on one would be? I am looking for maybe the next show.

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The pre-MIM, pre-lock Smiths are going for a premium these days. I would not go any higher than $600 for a good condition M-19, MAYBE $700 for an M-66 (the stainless version).

The K-frames are just not built for high #'s of Magnums. If I had to buy a .357, I would look for a 686-1

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I also like shooting the Mdl. 15 .38 Special Combat Masterpiece 4". They are great vintage handguns. It is too bad modern humans are too tough for the .38 Special to be effective.

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I have been casually looking at 4" Model 19s. Today at the Orlando gun show I saw two. A stainless one for $750 and a blued one for $685. Both were in good condition. Anyone have a clue what a good price on one would be? I am looking for maybe the next show.
If its stainless it isn't a model 19. Stainless = model 66, the brother of the blued model 19.

If you want the gun, buy it. I guess I lucked out hugely on my 66-2 with 2.5" bbl for $475.

But BTW if I would have found the exact same gun for $685, and It were the first one I found, I might've bought it anyway. Wonderful gun worth every penny IMO.
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I also like shooting the Mdl. 15 .38 Special Combat Masterpiece 4". They are great vintage handguns. It is too bad modern humans are too tough for the .38 Special to be effective.
only if they are wearing a bulletproof vest!
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