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    Pawn shop lunch stop, it looks wrong, need some help...

    It’s obviously a nickel Model 19-3 that has been jacked up with some modified targets, but the finish isn’t right (to me) and I’m not sure about the sights either. Sorry for the bad pics, I’m doing this tonight with kitchen lighting and no tri-pod. It has no issue with lock-up, the cylinders and barrel are all clear, no evidence of forcing-cone cracking, sweet action in both DA & SA, no push off….plus it didn’t cost an arm and leg as a gamble for a S&W. However, this is the “Blackcloud” speaking here, SOMETHING is wrong with it, I just need some help identifying what it is. I suspect it will be a good shooter no matter what, but much like a haunted house that comes available on the market, what skeletons are in this gal’s closet?









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    Re: Pawn shop lunch stop, it looks wrong, need some help...

    You're "Spider-Sense" is correct.

    The gun has been renickled and the sights altered.

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    Re: Pawn shop lunch stop, it looks wrong, need some help...

    Quote Originally Posted by Sebago Son
    You're "Spider-Sense" is correct.

    The gun has been renickled and the sights altered.

    Drew
    My thought as well. No N in the S/N. I didn't catch about the sights though.
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    Re: Pawn shop lunch stop, it looks wrong, need some help...

    Thanks Drew, I was hoping you'd see this. No issue, I'll put on something that feels good to grip and use it as a shooter, I'm not disappointed at all! Our plan is to go with my son and some cop friends to our desert shooting spot next Friday PM, I'll be taking it to see how it performs, thanks pard!
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    Re: Pawn shop lunch stop, it looks wrong, need some help...

    Still looks pretty darn nice to me!

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    Re: Pawn shop lunch stop, it looks wrong, need some help...

    It's missing stags
    I may be wrong but I don't think the extractors are nickeled on factory guns. Please correct me if I'm wrong. Good snag BC2
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    Re: Pawn shop lunch stop, it looks wrong, need some help...

    At least it looks like whoever refinished it did not plate the hammer and trigger. That is good.

    To be honest, I have widened the rear sight notch on both of my shooter 29s. I do it carefully so that everything is even and square, refinish the metal, and it makes for a better sight picture. So altering the sights is not necessarily a bad thing. The rear sight is easily replaceable, anyway.

    If the price was right I'd say you got a nice pistol there.
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    Re: Pawn shop lunch stop, it looks wrong, need some help...

    As long as it shoots good, and you didn't pay alot for it.......I would say....you got yourself a good .357 shooter. Bob
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    Re: Pawn shop lunch stop, it looks wrong, need some help...

    Thanks for the input folks, much appreciated. Well, I've got it rigged up the way I want for a shooting run, but happened to send a pic to my son last night and he called today to tell me he REALLY likes it....I suspect that after Friday's shooting fun, this will likely be in his custody, oh well, he is family after all! We'll see how we like it, but my guess is that he'll opt for the pimped-out targets that came with it as he has very big hands with long fingers, the magnas and Tyler might be too small for him. Not sure I'll let him part with the Bianchi holster though, it's a sweetie! Anyhow, thought I'd add a couple of pics with stocks on.



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    Re: Pawn shop lunch stop, it looks wrong, need some help...

    BC, is that a basket-weave 5BH? I had one LH and foolishly let it go awhile back. I've got Bianchi 5BHLs for all my 28s, love that holster!
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