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Old 10-03-2011, 01:10 AM   #11
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I just wonder how they could tell the difference between fired six times and maybe 25 (?)
Only unfired guns I own were bought new from my old man and handed down to me. Might want to ask that question over at the Colt forum. Lots of high dollar collectors over there.
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this weapon is not stub nosed. It is im guessing the 3 inch barrel, and its blue not nickel
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this weapon is not stub nosed. It is im guessing the 3 inch barrel, and its blue not nickel
Measure barrel length from the front face of the cylinder to the tip of the barrel.
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this weapon is not stub nosed. It is im guessing the 3 inch barrel, and its blue not nickel
Can't be a 3" and be a Model 19. Only options were 2.5", 4", and 6". If the gun was a Model 66 and the barrel was 3"'then you'd really have something valuable.
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There were a number of 3" M-19's made in the K544672-K544721 ser. number range. Massachusetts State Police also tested some in the 3" Variation in the K622xxx Frist Production run. K544682 is thought to be lowest ser. numbered gun. This was a test gun for Mass. St. Police, and they were all round butts. There were also 3" M-19's made in two-tone (pintos). Very Scarce

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There were a number of 3" M-19's made in the K544672-K544721 ser. number range. Massachusetts State Police also tested some in the 3" Variation in the K622xxx Frist Production run. K544682 is thought to be lowest ser. numbered gun. This was a test gun for Mass. St. Police, and they were all round butts. There were also 3" M-19's made in two-tone (pintos). Very Scarce

Hope this helps as to 3" M-19's
Never heard that about 3" 19s before, though it doesn't surprise me. It's not listed in any of my catalogs. It seems like S&W always has some kind of limited runs and model variations that slip under the radar. If it is a 3" 19, then I would say the price would be over $1000. 3" 66s are hard enough to find and bag a pretty high price tag, I can't imagine what the 3" 19 would bring.

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Never heard that about 3" 19s before, though it doesn't surprise me. It's not listed in any of my catalogs. It seems like S&W always has some kind of limited runs and model variations that slip under the radar. If it is a 3" 19, then I would say the price would be over $1000. 3" 66s are hard enough to find and bag a pretty high price tag, I can't imagine what the 3" 19 would bring.
SCSW#3 Pages186 & 187. I've been researching this and looking for one for along time now.
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SCSW#3 Pages186 & 187. I've been researching this and looking for one for along time now.
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I am always learning something new on this forum. If someone had asked me if there was 3" Mod. 19, I would have said, with some confidence that I was right, but just go look in "The Book" SCSW #3 and just like you said there it is. Thanks James for schooling an old man who loves S&W wheel guns.
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I am always learning something new on this forum. If someone had asked me if there was 3" Mod. 19, I would have said, with some confidence that I was right, but just go look in "The Book" SCSW #3 and just like you said there it is. Thanks James for schooling an old man who loves S&W wheel guns.

Here, here!

Seems the OP hasn't posted lately, so I wonder if he measured the barrel or what? I'd still like to see a photo of the gun.
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Here, here!

Seems the OP hasn't posted lately, so I wonder if he measured the barrel or what? I'd still like to see a photo of the gun.
I was thinkin' maybe he was looking at 4" and sayin 3". Evidently 3" 19s exist but they are rare but you never can tell
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