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SONYEXEC
06-30-2008, 10:52 AM
Looking to the expert gun buyers on here for some help on this one. I'm looking to find the going rate for the following:

model: Smith & Wesson 19-4 2.0" barrel

finish: Nickel

Caliber: .357

Grip: S&W factory wood

condition: 99.5%........less than 75 rounds of .38 fired through it.

Thanks to all.

RP1911
06-30-2008, 11:07 AM
Buying or selling?

kurac
06-30-2008, 11:16 AM
$450-$500

tmuller
06-30-2008, 11:47 AM
I concur with the above post

Mr. Beretta
06-30-2008, 12:07 PM
Most 19-4's were / are P&R, thus making the gun more desirable. If the gun is P & R, rust free, timing / lock up like new, finish in perfect condition and in fact looks like new (99.5%), I'd pay $600 today in a heartbeat. Plus if it comes with the original factory box numbered to the gun along with all papers, tools, wax paper, add another $50. JMHO

P.S.....Should be 2 1/2" not 2".

SONYEXEC
06-30-2008, 1:00 PM
Mr. B - Im sure you're right and it is a 2 1/2" barrel I didn't measure it just guestimating. The gun is my dad's and he's looking to sell it, no box no papers just a wool lined gun case is all. I know he bought it new and we shot it a few times when I was 17 yrs old (Im 44 now) so it's been sitting in his safe for roughly 25 years or so. No rust, everything "clicks" like new although the cylinder doesn't spin as freely as it once did but I am sure it's only because in those 25 years it has not been lubed - just sat there looking shiny. No dings, scuffs, wear marks on either the handle or gun,

Mr. Beretta
06-30-2008, 1:41 PM
Please check your PM. Thanks.:)

ohsmily
06-30-2008, 1:57 PM
Can you please post a price and location for what you are selling? Thank you.

SONYEXEC
06-30-2008, 2:56 PM
Not selling (yet) as the subject lines states "PRICING".

Im trying to get an idea of what this goes for. :D

stomach
06-30-2008, 3:23 PM
this is at least 600 in california,
maybe even a bit more.
if i were you, i would list it for 700 or more
and see what happens,
since the short barrel is much more desirable than
the typical 4 or 6 inch.
i don't have any vested interest in this
as i am not interested in buying it.
therefore my opinion is neutral.
good luck.

ohsmily
06-30-2008, 3:33 PM
Not selling (yet) as the subject lines states "PRICING".

Im trying to get an idea of what this goes for. :D

Then you posted in the wrong forum. This is the for sale forum. A location and price are requirement to post here.

Miltiades
06-30-2008, 3:36 PM
Here is a link to one that sold in April in Los Angeles for $481:

Auction Arms sale of S&W model 19-4 with nickel and 2.5 inch barrel (http://www.auctionarms.com/search/displayitem.cfm?itemnum=8570670)

http://retting.com/g/sw192nicu478.jpg

stomach
06-30-2008, 4:30 PM
that is auction arms,
not a ca sale,
need to tack on a california premium.

Moonclip
06-30-2008, 4:47 PM
That nickel gun in the pic is one that M.Rettings I thing sells out of state, another reason I buy little to nothing from them. The S&W you have probably wil sell for a higher price in Northern CA as well. The 2 1/2" variations seem to bring a premium.

parcours
06-30-2008, 6:23 PM
Then you posted in the wrong forum. This is the for sale forum. A location and price are requirement to post here.

Guys, rules are rules...

If this thread continues, it should have a location and price.

It almost seems that the seller is using this forum as an auction.

Moonclip
06-30-2008, 7:02 PM
Maybe it could be moved to the handgun forum?

SJshooter
06-30-2008, 7:41 PM
I just bought a nice 19-2 2.5-incher for $700. They aren't easy to find in California. If the condition is as you say, list it for $700 and someone will definitely buy it.

Any other state I'd say $450 would be top dollar.

HowardW56
06-30-2008, 7:42 PM
I just bought a nice 19-2 2.5-incher for $700. They aren't easy to find in California. If the condition is as you say, list it for $700 and someone will definitely buy it.

Any other state I'd say $450 would be top dollar.

2.5 inch for 700.... what are 4" and 6" worth?

CenterX
06-30-2008, 8:00 PM
About the same.
At the minimum - Depends on 3 things -
1. condition of the revolver (NIB vs 95% - this is wide open as it could include thinngs like combat trigger& hammer, full underlug, matching grips to frame, year manufactured, tot anumber produced),
2. area of the state (they seem to sell for a tad more in the Bay area),
3. documentation (i.e. lettered from S&W)
How Much do you Want?
Set a price.

stomach
06-30-2008, 8:53 PM
no, the 4 and 6 inch doesn't command the same
premium as the shorty since the longer barrels
are much more common.
i have been getting 4 and 6 incher for around 4-500
in excellent to like new condt.
but the shorty can definitely get around 700.
of course, this is all academic,
there are always some nuts out there with deep pockets.

QuarterBoreGunner
06-30-2008, 9:11 PM
Is this an item for sale?

If so state a price.

Auctions are not a part of this forum; decide what you want to do and stop fishing.

Mr. Beretta
06-30-2008, 9:17 PM
I just bought a nice 19-2 2.5-incher for $700. They aren't easy to find in California. If the condition is as you say, list it for $700 and someone will definitely buy it.

Any other state I'd say $450 would be top dollar.

SJshooter is spot on.

Pre-lock S&W K-frames in 2", 2 1/2" & 3" barrel lengths are in high demand not only in CA but across the county. The same goes for many of the pre-lock J-frame snubs as well.

Sonyexec...Sorry for jumping in your post. Don't worry, you won't have a problem selling your model 19. Please keep the sale in CA.....Thanks.:)

martialcomp
06-30-2008, 10:22 PM
I would be interested as well.

I don't have a 357 and I love Smith and Wesson's.

mzimmers
06-30-2008, 10:53 PM
I would be interested as well.

I don't have a 357 and I love Smith and Wesson's.

Well, since this doesn't seem to be a "WTS" thread, then I suppose this isn't threadcrapping, so:

Consider a 686. It's built on the same frame, is probably a stronger gun, and is available in a wider variety of options. Plus, it's stainless steel, which is easier to care for.

The model 19s are great for collectors -- I'm looking for one now -- but, as a shooter, IMO, the 686 is superior.

6266guy
06-30-2008, 11:16 PM
Hey I know a guy selling a 19-3 with 4 in barrel...even comes with a Smith knife...don't look to hard you might miss the post...

SONYEXEC
07-01-2008, 12:33 AM
Not selling (yet) as the subject lines states "PRICING".

Im trying to get an idea of what this goes for. :D

Don't know why people are accusing me of trying to auction off the gun on here - I think my post was pretty clear.......see above. If and when the decision is made to sell I will post a WTS thread in the proper forum, until then I believe my intentions are more than clear.

Thanks to all who responded appropriately to my question.

Moonclip
07-01-2008, 12:36 AM
Lot of factors I suppose, bargains are out there if you look. I passed a 6" 19-5 anib at $275 last year.