Smith & Wesson S&W Model 19-4 .357 Combat Magnum 4″ DA/SA Revolver MFD 1979

SOLD FOR: $1091.66

LSB#: 210715MC05

Make: Smith & Wesson

Model: 19-4, “The .357 Combat Magnum”

Serial Number: 51K6360

Year of Manufacture: 1979

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 grip 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 set on a ramped base on the serrated rib. The rear sight is a square notch leaf in a base that is micro-click adjustable for windage and elevation.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered Goncalo Alves target stocks with S&W medallions at their tops and a speedloader cut. There are a few dings on the bottom edges. There are some minor nicks and scratches. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Fine 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 97% of its metal finish. There is some light thinning on the sides of the barrel at the muzzle. There are a few little spots of discoloration and thinning on the sideplate but they are under the grip panel. There are a few little marks on the right side of the topstrap. There are some light handling marks and light draglines. There is a thin turn line on the cylinder that has thinned the finish. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in about Excellent 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: Included is a serial matching two-piece box, manual, screwdriver, cleaning rod, and brush.

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!

Smith & Wesson S&W Model 19-4 .357 Combat Magnum 4" DA/SA Revolver MFD 1979
Smith & Wesson S&W Model 19-4 .357 Combat Magnum 4″ DA/SA Revolver MFD 1979