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Help ID A S&W 357 Magnum Revolver. 4" Blue, P&R and is a 4-screw revolver. SN is 2610XX. Looks to be a very clean revolver, and the original grips, paperwork, and box is not available. SN is stamped on the butt of the revolver and the rear of the cylinder. It may be for sale after I find what it is. Thanks, Rick Gibbs
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When you open the cylinder is there a number stamped on the frame above the hinge, like 19-4 for example? HMB
 

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Nope, no model number or series designation like that. Or K or N designations.

In the yoke number, which is different from the serial number there is either a 7 or letter T above the work Number, and a number 3 below the work number.
Smith & Wesson on the left side of the barrel, and 357 magnum is on the right side of the barrel. Sure stumped me. Rick Gibbs
 

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When looking at the back end of the cylinder (as if you were about to load shells into it) are there cuts that allow the end of the shells to sit flush with the back of the cylinder, or will they ride 'high' on the rims of the shells??
 

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I believe you have a Four-Screw pre-Model 19, AKA the "Combat Magnum"...As with ALL potentially-collectible Smith & Wesson's, Scarcity, Originality & Condition will determine VALUE...Without the Original Grips--Diamond Targets or Diamond Magna's--It is NOT going to fetch "Top Dollar" for you...HTH....MIKE S.
 

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According to my S&W book you have an early Pre-19 Combat Magnum, mfg. 1955-1957 when it became the Model 19. Looks like a nice revolver even though the grips are not original. I may be interested in it if you decide to sell it. Send me a PM if so.
 

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The cylinder is recessed to where the cartridge rims fit flush. I know that much about S&Ws. I have an Early model 66 like first months production. Completely stainless 66 with even the rear sight blade being stainless. But this 1 is a stumper to me. It is marked with K and mdl 66 on the yoke. Any idea of value by the book? Rick Gibbs
 

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From 31st Blue Book

I do NOT think this represents the collector interest in this pistol...
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My comment on the recessed shells tends to point to the time S & W started changing serial numbers to represent engineering changes.

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Jim R is correct - what can I say, it was early in the morning... Again, from 31st Blue Book
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RG,

Was that model 66 naughty, or is it into bondage?

Just wondering why it is tied up...;-)
 

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Ha ha! Contrary to what the grabbers would want u to believe there are no naughty(bad) guns. This stainless 66 went to the gunshow, and that it what they require in the area if you go.

It looks like it is a pre-model 19 born in 1955 that has probably been back to the factory for re-blue or "mantenence", there is an M stamped on the grip portion of the frame along with a date.

Anybody have a correct set of grips for this revolver?? Thanks, Rick Gibbs
 

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HSLDS

That is a 4 year old quote for a model 19 not a pre 19. Real big difference.
the 2013 Book (2014 won't be out until next month) show this for a pre 19

100% = $1850.00

98% = $1600.00

95% = $1375.00

90% = $1050.00

80% = $875.00

70% = $675.00

60% = $550.00
 

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Looks like a Model 19 Combat Special with aftermarket grips. I have a 99% one with all of 60 rounds through it. I have no idea it could be worth that much.
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K frame...model 19. Used by many law enforcement agencies prior to changing over to automatics. I have one although not in quite as good a shape as the one pictured above. Seems like I purchased it new for $175 sometime right after The Civil War. ed
 

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There is a world of difference in price for a Pre 19 and any model 19. I sold a 19-3 two weeks ago that was new in the box for $700. and picked up a 19-2 Nickel finish for about the same price. Both of these guns came with the factory boxes, tools and paperwork.


Ed the one you have posted is a 19-5 or newer (1982 is the earliest 19-5) all of them are great revolvers


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