This is a discussion on Advice please! within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; My dad has an oppertunity to trade straight up, a Colt model 1903 32 for a S&W model 19-4 .357 mag revolver. I know nothing ...
April 22nd, 2009 08:07 PM
My dad has an oppertunity to trade straight up, a Colt model 1903 32 for a S&W model 19-4 .357 mag revolver. I know nothing about revolvers but the guy at the local gun shop says he would do it in a heartbeat. He said the Smith is one of the most reliable guns and is more versatile. Both guns, in my opinion are in great shape. I however am no expert or appraiser. Any help from you ,my brothers and sisters in arms, would be much appreciated.
April 22nd, 2009 08:07 PM
April 22nd, 2009 08:15 PM
Keep what you have and buy the S&W.
April 22nd, 2009 08:19 PM
I've never handled either one. Assuming that both are reliable guns, if it is to carry I would keep the Colt. Otherwise, I would trade for the 19-4.
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April 22nd, 2009 10:04 PM
As much as I like the Smith & Wesson Model 19 revolver I'd probably keep the little Colt. This deal is tough. Relative condition of the two come into play here.
Another consideration is that if the outcome of this potential trade is to become his "do-anything" handgun then it's the Model 19 for certain.
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April 22nd, 2009 10:08 PM
I would say just buy the S&W, later on you'll end up wishing you had the colt back if you do it.
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April 22nd, 2009 10:16 PM
From a practical standpoint, the S&W is better.
April 23rd, 2009 12:02 AM
The Colt may be more valuable depending on condition and #'s.
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April 23rd, 2009 12:28 AM
Keep the Colt, buy the Smith.
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April 23rd, 2009 06:35 AM
Keep the colt buy the S&W. Here's a classic phrase I always hear from people who trade,' Man I wish I still had that gun.'
April 24th, 2009 07:23 AM
Those Colts are sweet little guns. I kinda razzed my buddy about his until I picked it up. Very nice little pistol, even though I'd want a bigger caliber for carrying. But hang on to that Colt.
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