Can someone tell me when this gun was built? I'm thinking 1968-77, but would like to narrow it down.
Call Smith and Wesson, that's what I did. Same reason as you and all. I have a Model 19-3 with a 4' barrel and blued. They fixed my yolk for me and mine was made in 1963.
Best from the horses mouth. Drop them a line tomorrow.
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