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They just keep going up. I looked a nice model P&R 19 4" in nickel. Built in the mid 70's. The guy wants $450. It is worth that on today's market. I just have a hard time paying $450 for a model 19. I passed on it. However I'm thinking maybe I should have picked it up. These common revolvers are starting to get steep in prices. Heck last year I was walking away from them at $250.
 

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I have a little bit of a longer view on this.... I paid more than $450 for a 4" Nickle 19 in 1977. And the $450 was alot harder to come by then than now.....
 

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I guess I was spoiled in the later 1970's. I could pick up new N frame model 29's, 57's etc. for $225.
Model 19's were much less around $180. Times change! I have no issues spending $450 but that's N frame money. I walk away from a lot of nice revolvers. I just do not have an interest in.
 

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Four hundred and fifty dollars for a nice p&r 4" nickel Mod. 19 is a pretty good price. I haven't seen any decent N frames in that price range for quite some time. I wish I could find some good ones for that amount. Now it's common to see Mod 10's in the four fifty price range. My advice would be to buy that Mod.19 if it's still available. 2345ll
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Three points to ponder, folks:
1) In June of 2008, my lnib M-19-3, 6" nickel, w/box, papers,tools
and vapor paper sold for (an incredible, IMHO) $ 825.
Best one I ever saw?
Probably was.
Worth it?
Four bidders, neck-and-neck, thought so.
2) There are two kinds of gun people these days...Those who buy the
really nice specimens, and those who (and we've ALL done
this) 'Monday morning quarterback' the prices.
3) In the 1970's, you could buy a 'high-zoot' Cadillac, new, for
well south of $ 10,000.
Today?
Multiply that by four or five.
Just remember that old gun collector's saying: You can never pay too much for a really good gun...just too soon.
Don
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If you want one,you'd better go back and get it. That's a good price for a high condition gun.
f.t.
 

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I dare say all of us have overpaid at some time or the other, but if it is a quality piece that you want, I would not hold out too long
 

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DHENRY

I hear you!
You never pay too much just too soon. I have no issues paying top dollar for a NIB example. It the shooter grades that are in 97 to 99% range. I went and looked at the revolver again. I am tempted the revolver is at least a 98% revolver. The grips are trashed and have a small crack. They have a lot of nicks and need a good refinish. That is no real issue. I have some nice grips for it. I'll sleep on it tonight and if it is still available in the morning. I just may buy it. It is a very nice nickel 19-3 it's filthy in need of a good clean up. With some TLC it will be a great shooter.

I still feel $450 is really pushing it for a 98% model 19-3.
 

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Jim said:
I still feel $450 is really pushing it for a 98% model 19-3.
A Target Trigger and Hammer as well as Red Ramp and White Outline help it a little, but not too much....
 

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Hi Drew
It has a target hammer and trigger white out line rear sight no red insert on the front sight. And one buggered up rear sight screw. The screw on the front of the rear sight esay fix but still a fix. The trigger is not the real wide one but it's a target trigger. I have a spare set of new wide hammer and trigger. Sometimes I think I play with this stuff. Just to get rid of my spare parts.
 
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