Hey guys, new to this forum. I am a new owner of a Smith and Wesson model 19. My father bought this gun about 60 years ago. I was visiting him over Christmas and he gave it to me when I told him I was looking to buy a revolver. It is a a no dash?, first model 357, serial number K319XXX, with a 4 inch (actually more like 3 3/4 inch) barrel. After doing a little research, I am not sure I want to pack this gun around. This gun has been used, not abused, just packed around quite a bit. Functionally the gun is great, but it does have areas where the bluing has rubbed off and the grips have the usual amount of wear for a 60 year old gun that hasn't been locked in a safe. I am now trying to decide if I pack this gun around the mountains next year while bow hunting or put it in my gun safe and go buy a different gun to pack around and keep this one locked up? I would appreciate your thoughts.