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Old 01-08-2019, 06:41 PM   #1
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I picked this Smith & Wesson model 19 combat magnum revolver up new in the cardboard box still wrapped in the wax paper. Never been fired. It has a 6 inch barrel. From my research it was made in 1982. It's a beautiful revolver. 100 % condition. Still has the sticker on the bottom of the grips panels. Any help on value would be appreciated.
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Old 01-08-2019, 07:08 PM   #2
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Try gunbroker
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Old 01-08-2019, 07:09 PM   #3
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That’s delicious!
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Old 01-08-2019, 07:12 PM   #4
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I did. The values are all over the place
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Old 01-08-2019, 07:23 PM   #5
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My SWAG would be $800 to start. S&W aficionados would probably pay more. My guess is a 6" barrel would be rather hard to find, but I base that on mostly seeing 4" models. Border Patrolman Bill Jordan was one of the drivers behind the creation of this revolver, and the 4" version was very popular with law enforcement back in the day. It's a beautiful example of S&W craftsmanship !
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Old 01-08-2019, 07:36 PM   #6
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My SWAG would be $800 to start. S&W aficionados would probably pay more. My guess is a 6" barrel would be rather hard to find, but I base that on mostly seeing 4" models. Border Patrolman Bill Jordan was one of the drivers behind the creation of this revolver, and the 4" version was very popular with law enforcement back in the day. It's a beautiful example of S&W craftsmanship !
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Old 01-08-2019, 07:47 PM   #7
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I have the exact same revolver. I have had it since new in 1982. It is a great shooter. I have killed pigs and a doe with it.
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Old 01-08-2019, 07:48 PM   #8
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My SWAG would be $800 to start. S&W aficionados would probably pay more. My guess is a 6" barrel would be rather hard to find, but I base that on mostly seeing 4" models. Border Patrolman Bill Jordan was one of the drivers behind the creation of this revolver, and the 4" version was very popular with law enforcement back in the day. It's a beautiful example of S&W craftsmanship !
agreed ^^
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Old 01-08-2019, 07:52 PM   #9
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Prices I have seen range from $900 to $1500 and up. If yours is NIB, then it should be more.

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Old 01-08-2019, 08:57 PM   #10
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800-1000 would be where Iíd start. However Iíd hold onto for a while because that number can only go up


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Old 01-08-2019, 09:03 PM   #11
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That's a really nice looking gun!
Which dash is it?
How did you determine the manufacture date?

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Old 01-08-2019, 09:55 PM   #12
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A coworker told me the date by the serial number. 19-5 is what's stamped in the channel for the ejector rod.
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Old 01-08-2019, 09:57 PM   #13
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I have no intentions of ever getting rid of it. It Wil be passed down to my son.
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Old 01-08-2019, 10:01 PM   #14
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I have no intentions of ever getting rid of it. It Wil be passed down to my son.
Iím just curious what you paid because thatís a nice find!!
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Old 01-09-2019, 06:59 AM   #15
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Iím just curious what you paid because thatís a nice find!!
I traded a Ruger 77/17hmr for it
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Old 01-09-2019, 08:36 AM   #16
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Smith prices are all over the place. But new in the box, with tools, and paper work. Probably 1200$ to the right collector. But that price will depend on any handling Mark's, and turn ring on the cylinder. Me I would keep it , and shoot it.
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Old 01-09-2019, 08:51 AM   #17
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What dash is it for the model on the frame??

19-?
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Old 01-09-2019, 12:20 PM   #18
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Great find. I wouldn't shoot it. Looks like it has some light turn marks on the cylinder but that gun in that condition is rare. Get an accurate value estimate from a S & W collector or specialty shop.
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:42 PM   #19
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that would be or should be a -5 if made in 1982.

$800 and up. I'd insure it for 1500.
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:50 PM   #20
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I'll break it in for you, if you want.
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:10 PM   #21
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Thatís a beautiful gun!!!!


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