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    S&W Mod 19 Pennsylvania State Trooper

    Hello all, I have a Model 19 Pennsylvania State Trooper commemorative, with wood box.
    I would like to know what it's worth, how many were made, and what makes it special?

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    Re: S&W Mod 19 Pennsylvania State Trooper

    75th anniversary 1905-1980, 3000 made, Model 19-4. 4" barrel, gold inlays, wooden presentation box.
    It's value depends on the condition. 3000 isn't a scarce gun. Commemoratives are worth maybe a little more than the regular production gun of the same time, condition is everything. If it is unfired for example, it is worth what an unfired 19-4 is worth, with a slight premium.

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    Re: S&W Mod 19 Pennsylvania State Trooper

    Thank you Geoff40, the pistol is in mint condition, very faint cylinder ring, box is a little scuffed up. I like the fact that it has the smooth grips, high polished blue finish, and is over 30 years old. I paid $450 for it 2 years ago, so I don't feel like I got ripped off.

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    Re: S&W Mod 19 Pennsylvania State Trooper

    You got a very fair price, I think.

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    Re: S&W Mod 19 Pennsylvania State Trooper

    I think so, next I'll get the Texas commem, with the S&W knife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by insider View Post
    Hello all, I have a Model 19 Pennsylvania State Trooper commemorative, with wood box.
    I would like to know what it's worth, how many were made, and what makes it special?
    About $750. and up, depending on condition. Mine has never been fired and kept in it's presentation case. There is also a "Badge number" engraved in the piece. Two Troopers who were room-mates at the academy and graduated together would have sequential badge numbers. Then, if they both ordered the Commemorative Weapon they would also have sequential serial numbers. They were only offered for sale through the State Police Academy Canteen to Troopers on the job in 1979/80. "What's so special?" you ask... The Pennsylvania State Police is the oldest uniform state police in the US and this weapon commemorated their 75th Anniversary. Under the direction of Gov. Samuel Pennypacker, the PSP were organized by Capt. John C. Groomes, a retired U.S. Army Artillery Officer who served under Teddy Roosevelt at San Juan Hill.

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    My neighbor across the street is a retired PA State Police officer. He has the PSP commemorative model 19 also. He showed it to me last summer. They are quite nice looking.

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    Most decorated guns sold as commemoratives gain little value , and often sell for less than a standard model. A PA state trooper might give ya a premium , but there's really little collector interest. Most are put away so there's no attrition to make them scarce. I've seen lots of them over the years at gun shops and shows here in PA. They don't move quickly.

    There was also an Oregon State Police and Texas Ranger Commemorative Model 19 with belt buckle and case. Blue Book lists them at $700 and 900.

    A LNIB 4-screw Mod.19 lists for $1250 blue , $1850 nickel.

    19-1 $1850 blue or nickel.

    19-2 - $700 (3 or 5in - $4500!)

    19-3 - $650

    Options can add a few bucks.
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