Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: Model 19 Combat Magnum
Serial Number: K344564
Year of Manufacture: 1958
Caliber: .38 Special and .357 Magnum
Action Type: Single Action and Double Action Swing Out Cylinder Revolver
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON”. The yoke cut is marked “K344564 / MOD – 19”. The yoke is marked “87938”, “U’, “O”, and “3”. The cylinder face is marked “344” and “564”.he right side of the grip frame is marked “3”, “87938” and a backwards ”J”. The underside of the grip frame is marked K344564”. The right side plate has a S&W logo and the bright side of the frame has the four line “Marcas Registradas” address. The right side of the barrel is marked “S.&W..357 MAGNUM”.
Barrel Length: 4”
Sights / Optics: The revolver is mounted with a fixed serrated ramp front sight on a solid rib. There is a square notch micrometer click adjustable rear sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered walnut with the diamond at the grip screw target style with silver colored S&W logo medallions. The checkering is good and there are no chips or cracks in either grip panel. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 98% of its metal finish. This revolver shows only the lightest of handling cylinder drag marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly in both single and double action. This is a pinned barrel, rebated cylinder, 4 screw square butt “K” frame revolver. It has a .375” semi-target checkered hammer and .265” serrated service trigger, both of which are case colored. We have not fired this gun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: There is a S&W screwdriver, loop style cleaning rod, wire brush, mop and registration card, all of which are in good condition. There is a handmade, hinged oak box with “R.M.S.” inlaid on the top and felt on the bottom. The interior of the box is also felt lined with three cradles to hold the revolver in place. Both the exterior and interior are in Excellent condition.
Our Assessment: This is a beautiful example of a .357 Combat Magnum from the first year they were assigned the Model 19 designation. The bluing is the old fashioned S&W blue, it has the diamond style target grips and has been stored and maintained beautifully. Although it may well find a home with a collector, this is a handgun that deserves to be shot. Return with us to those thrilling days of yesteryear when handguns were revolvers made of blue steel and walnut grips. This would make a great target gun, home defense gun or security guard’s service gun.
Sold For: $1,075.00