thanks for the date info, I really like that nickel snub nose.
And now is not that time I have to admit that the Model 25 would have come home with me also. Very nice Model 19. They are great shooters.thanks for the date info, I really like that nickel snub nose.
BTW, after I paid for the model 19 today the shop manager brought out a model 25 in super condition, no turn rings, diamond grips, just so nice.............but sometimes you just have to know when to slow down a bit
thanks CajunBass, no ID number on this one however I had a nickel S&W .357 that had a SS number engraved in the inside portion of the frame directly under the left side gripIt doesn't have a social security number under the grips does it? I had one exactly like it, that I bought about 1977-78 or so. My very first revolver. That was during the height of the "engrave everything" for identification/insurance craze, and I being young and dumb did it. I was smart enough to do it where it was hidden. I'm keep looking to see if it will turn up again.
Seriously, now that I think about it, mine didn't have the target hammer and trigger. False alarm. Never mind.
That is a really nice Model 19. I joke that I go back and forth between which I like best. The Model 15 or the Model 19. Since this is about the Model 19, that's the one I like best, and yours is a beauty. Enjoy it.
Over time, the dollars come and go, but a superb model 25 - that's precious.Excellent points above and well taken, after serious consideration last night I had decided to contacting the shop on Monday and make a deal to purchase the 25. The manager was kind enough to hold it back for a few days.