Hey I just signed up. I'm a 53 y/o competitive shooter of 19 years, mostly in IDPA, some IPSC years ago and some other games, Steel Challenge, 3 Gun and some other but less notable shooting competitions. Former USAF cop '85-90, and currently a hospice nurse with 28 years of experience. I just bought a Smith Model 19-3, good dark bluing, four inch barrel with sharp lands and groves, target hammer and checkered target grips. Serial# 4K44xxx for $700. I'm very pleased with this buy, but was wondering if anyone could help me out with a born on date by the serial number...at least a ball park year.