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Old January 23, 2013, 05:06 PM   #1
TonyAZ
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Join Date: January 23, 2013
Location: Northern Arizona
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Nice S&W model 19

Hi! I'm new here, but been shooting and collecting for (too) many decades. Lurking here for a while, I can see there are some real experts, so I have a question or two.

I recently acquired a S&W model 19-3 chromed 2.5" .357 Magnum revolver. It has a smooth trigger, red ramp front sight and no white outline rear sight. The immaculate walnut grips lack the diamond design found on some. The serial is 6K137xx.

Can someone tell me when this gun was built? I'm thinking 1968-77, but would like to narrow it down.

Though it appears in excellent condition in every other way, I am concerned that when cocked, the gap between the barrel and cylinder is about 0.010 or 0.011". I don't know what spec is, but I do know my Ruger SecuritySix is 0.005. Is this gap a matter of concern?

I paid $580 total including a very nice custom leather holster. It appears to be an average value right now. Am I right?

I would post a photo or two, but can't figure out how to do so on this forum. I hoped the FAQ would explain, but it didn't.
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