S&W Model 19-5

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    S&W Model 19-5

    Just about stole one in very good shape from a friend needing cash. I'm a 1911 guy and know very little about revolvers. This is a 2.5" model. Very smooth trigger in both DA & SA. What's something like this worth if I decide to get rid of it?
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    Sounds like a great find. There is a S&W reference book that is authored by a fellow named Jim Supica. He is one of the S&W authorities. Boarders usually has it. The -5 came around in 1982 and denoted the removal of the cylinder counterbore. Depending on your locale and the gun's condition, box/papers/tools etc.... I would guess that it is worth somewhere in the neighborhood of $300.
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    S&W K frame snubby

    This is one of the guns on my "buy it if I see one" list, so I have been following them for several years. You don't often see them in excellent condition coming onto the market, as owners tend to hang onto them.

    I believe that $450 is a typical price for a model 19 snubby these days. Here is a photo of one on the web:

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    There is a S&W reference book that is authored by a fellow named Jim Supica.
    That's the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson, 3rd Edition, (2006).

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    You can't go wrong with a S&W Model 19.

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    Thanks guys, looks just like Pogo's photo. What new model this morph into?
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    Probably the best all around revolver of all time IMO. The 2.5's are going in the 450-500 dollar range in VG condition. They are very easy to conceal and pack a good whallop with the right load. Their also noisy as h--. I would advise you to hang onto it. Since S&W put on the locking hole the older Smiths are steadily going up in price. Buy you some practice ammo, use a high grip and give it a whirl. They make an Excellent carry gun. Heres a pic of my 3" 66-2 (stainless version). Not a good pic and I have since polished it up. It will never leave the family.

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    I bought my 19-5 in 1984. Seems like I paid about $250-$300 at the time. I'll never part with it.

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    So did this model eventually develop into the Model 66?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Husker View Post
    So did this model eventually develop into the Model 66?
    I believe that is correct.

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