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Old October 1, 2012, 04:45 AM   #1
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How much would you pay for a S&W 19?

Would $500 or so for a S&W 19-4 P&R 4inch nickle be an OK deal? It has a real tight lock up, and it looks in good condition and all original; no box or papers. It is on consignment.
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Old October 1, 2012, 05:00 AM   #2
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With no box or papers the nickel should be near perfect to
command $500.

IMHO , if it's a true consignment the owner has set his
minimum price , try offering $475.
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Old October 1, 2012, 08:01 AM   #3
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If its in perfect condition maybe. In my neck of the woods the last nickel model 19-4 I saw was $499 it was pinned but not recessed and it was pristine in condition. I would offer $475 as the other poster suggested and see if they bite.

In my area good condition 19-4, blued 4 inch barrels go from $325-$425.
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Old October 1, 2012, 09:02 AM   #4
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...It has a real tight lock up, and it looks in good condition...
Be sure to check for a cracked forcing cone.
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Old October 1, 2012, 10:02 AM   #5
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In my area good condition 19-4, blued 4 inch barrels go from $325-$425.
Wow! I wish I were in your area. Here, they would likely go for $550 at a retail store. Maybe sell for $525.

I have $500 in 19-3. Took a little internet effort to get it too.
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Old October 1, 2012, 11:40 AM   #6
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I bought a used but good condition 19-4 last December for $325 otd at the local gun/pawn. I ended up buying the nickel 19-4 I described for $499 otd. However the blued guns routinely go for price range I described usually more toward the high end than low.
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Old October 1, 2012, 11:57 AM   #7
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I've seen two sold for $350 at gun shows in the last year. The first, I was going to ask about/buy, but the dealer had left his table and when I returned, another dealer was buying it. The second, I was with a friend and he spotted it first and negotiated it down.

Marked prices run from $400 - $600 at the shows and stores I go to. I would not pay $500 unless it had box/docs and was in 95%+ condition. However, the price on the old smiths is going up as the vast pool of police trade-ins begin to dry up. In five years, we may be kicking ourselves for not buying more model 19s.
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Old October 1, 2012, 12:02 PM   #8
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In my area....Nickel vs blued ...commands at least a $100 my area that gun will easily sell for $ 500 - $600....papers and box are irrelevent in my opinion...( if it was blued $ 400 - $ 500 is the average )...

The dash 4 - dates this gun to between 1977 - 1982

model 19-4's should all be pinned and recessed ...those features were not changed until the dash 5's in 1982...
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Old October 1, 2012, 12:03 PM   #9
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That price is not a great deal, but if the revolver is in the condition you say the price is fair.

If you can but it now, or wish you had paid that price in 12 -18 months.
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Old October 1, 2012, 06:34 PM   #10
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I sold a nickel 19-4 with a 4" barrel in the box three weeks ago for $375. It took me a while to get down to a price that someone would pay.
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Old October 1, 2012, 07:47 PM   #11
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S&W Model 19's are going for $500-650 around here.
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Old October 1, 2012, 08:32 PM   #12
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It strikes me as about right. The gun being nickel and P&R helps. I don't think $500 is a bargain, but not bad either. Anything under $400 buy it, and even at $400 I think its a good deal overall. 19-4s and 19-3s are very common. If the gun was say a 19 no dash, it would be a bargain. These little subtle things can greatly effect the value.
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Old October 1, 2012, 08:44 PM   #13
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Personal needs, desires, and income...

Having gotten rid of my last Model 19 back when $250 was a good price for a 6" blued in fine shape, my opinion is somewhat skewed by my personal situation.

What is a "good" or "fair" price for many guns has gone up so much recently, that frankly, I not happy or often willing to pay "going rate". Especially for a model 19.

Don't get me wrong, Model 19s are nice guns...BUT they aren't anything really useful, for me. Since I only carry when I want to (as opposed to having to wear one 8+hrs a day, duty style), and since the 19s are not suited to the full .357 Magnum loads (not what the ammo companies are selling now, but what it was back in 1935 or so...), AND 19s are what I consider just over the big end easily concealable, they aren't anything special to me.

That being said, if you are only planning on one gun in .357, the 19s are a reasonable compromise, and if you want one, you have to pay what the market asks. Deals are still out there, but not so easy to find these days.
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Old October 1, 2012, 09:19 PM   #14
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Just buy it. I give $600 for a nickel last year,and just bought one for $550 two weeks ago. You can have guys talking about cheap prices all day long on guns somewhere else.You have to remember one thing,the gun your looking at is in your hands.
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Old October 2, 2012, 06:09 AM   #15
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Around here, worn, "shooter" Model 19's start around $500.00. Add in better than average to NIB condition, then add box and papers, and you're pushing on up toward $600.00-650.00. High? I don't know. They get sold.

I don't worry about what something sells for somewhere else. All that matters is what's right here, right now. I won't lose a gun I want, that they don't make anymore, over $50.00 or even $100.00. Sure, I might find another one for less. On the other hand, the next one I see might be another $100.00 more.
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Old October 3, 2012, 09:26 AM   #16
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I'd pay $500 for a nice model 19 in nickel.

I paid $350 for this mechanically-sound, "beater" (old P.D. marked revolver) and was happy to get it at that price.

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Old October 3, 2012, 09:51 AM   #17
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Where the heck were all of you $500 guys when I had mine for sale here on the forum?
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Old October 3, 2012, 10:31 AM   #18
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A nickel 19 as you describe would bring $550 to $600 locally - IF - you could find one.

A torn up 19 at local gunshows is never tagged less than $500 lately.

The honey holes are drying up. Nice 19's are getting scarce. Eleven years of production of lesser, cheaply made revolvers, with higher MSRP's, is driving the price of nice model 19's ever higher. The days of the $1000 model 19 are probably not as far off as some would have you believe.

But it, shoot it, love it. There won't be anymore as nice as that 19 made. Good luck! Regards 18DAI
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Old October 3, 2012, 11:33 AM   #19
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Around here it would sell quickly at that price...probably to me.
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One thing is for certain........ They aren't going lower.
I am looking at a nickel 19-4 online right now that appears about 99% and I'm probably gonna pay $700 for it because its what I want.
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Old October 3, 2012, 06:38 PM   #21
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I paid 350 also for a similar shooter as Lowercase. Had to touch up the blueing a bit.
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Old October 5, 2012, 05:08 PM   #22
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Less than a year ago I bought a 19-2 4 inch for $450 plus fees. This was in California. I would not pay over $550.
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