SOLD FOR: $1026
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 19-3, “.357 Combat Magnum”
Serial Number: 6K92800
Year of Manufacture: 1975
Caliber: .357 Magnum
Action Type: DA/SA Double Action & Single Action Revolver with Swing-Out Cylinder
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “SMITH ? WESSON”, the right side “S.&W. 357 MAGNUM”. The sideplate is marked with the S&W logo and the right side of the frame with the four-line Marcas Registradas address. The yoke cut is marked with the model and serial numbers. The butt of the frame is marked with the serial number. The yoke and sides of the grip frame have inspection marks.
Barrel Length: 4”, Pinned
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated, ramped blade with an orange insert and is pinned to a rise in the barrel’s serrated rib. The rear sight is a white outlined square notch leaf in a base that is micro-click adjustable for windage and elevation.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered wood Target stocks with S&W medallions at their tops and a speedloader cut. There are a couple light compressions on the left grip at the speedloader cut. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is sharp. Overall, the grips are in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 96% of its metal finish. There is some light finish wear on the edges of the muzzle. The front sight blade has some mottled thinning and some oxidation, there is also a bit of oxidation on the muzzle. There are some little marks into the finish and rubs on the cylinder at the front. The cylinder has a turn line through the finish. There are a couple of light marks on the edge of the trigger guard. The frame and sideplate have a few tiny marks into the finish, most obscured with the grips installed. There is light operational wear. The screw heads range from sharp to lightly tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The double-action trigger is smooth and the single action crisp. The cylinder produces light play in lockup on each of the six chambers with the trigger depressed. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: The Model 19 was introduced in 1955 and built on a K frame that was slightly larger in the yoke area and was initially offered only with a 4″ barrel. In the ’60s was this revolver offered with a 6″ barrel and then in a more concealable 2 1/2″ barrel configuration. This is a 4″ example, built on a square-butt frame which offers a bit more control than the round-butt. Combine that with the 4″ barrel and you have a full-frame .357 with a 6-round capacity that can be used for home defense, carry, or duty and excel at all three! Please see our photos and good luck!