View Full Version : Approximate age of S&W 19

August 31, 2002, 03:00 PM
I just bought this, LNIB. Blue, 6", adjustable sights, serial no. 7K40XXX, model 19-3.

How old is it, and is there anything I should know before shooting it?

Mike Irwin
August 31, 2002, 03:20 PM
Sometime in 1975, probably first half of the year.

August 31, 2002, 08:56 PM
4" Model 19, serial number 35K9213


August 31, 2002, 11:45 PM
78/79. Estimate in first mpart of 78.

September 1, 2002, 06:58 AM

One more question - OK to dry fire, or should I make a habit of using snaps caps or spent casings?

BTW, I stumbled on this from a private seller at a show, and I finally know what all you 19 fans have been raving about...

Mike Irwin
September 1, 2002, 12:03 PM
It's always a good idea to use snap caps.