Ok, I;m starting to get it but in the S&W world, would it be more desirable to get......say a model 19 no dash or a model 19-2 or 3,4??
S&W world, named Models are the most desirable. A Combat Magnum, would be preferable to a Model 19 no dash. They are hard to locate though. So far a shipped in 1959 4-screw Model 19 no-dash is as close as I've been able to come to a Combat Magnum.
As far as plain old nice goes though, my shipped in 1965 Model 19-2 is hard to beat. It is in very good condition, where as my 19 no dash has some holster wear.
From the top: 6.5 inch blue S&W .44 Magnum, 4 inch blue Model 19 no dash wearing elephant ivory magnas, 4 inch blue S&W Model 57 wearing exhibition grade stag, 4 inch blue Model 19-2 with its stock diamond target grips and last but not least my 4 inch blue Model 29-2.
As you can see from the photo the 19 no dash is a four screw which makes it kind of neat, but its not in the pristine condition my 19-2 is.