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I made a long delayed trip to my local gun store last week and low and behold, they had not one, but TWO used S&W revolvers. One was a nickle Model 28 4", but it was an aftermarket nickle job and was terrible! I eyed the other, a Model 19, and asked to examine it. She was pinned and recessed and in excellent shape. I went home and mulled it over.

After weighing the pros and cons, I discussed it with my better half and made it mine.

It's a 4" with beautiful target stocks, a serial number which shows it was made in 1970, 98% overall, easy. The double action pull was sweet, and the single action typical S&W.

I really love K frame S&W's. If I could just find one of these in the round butt, 2 1/2" barrel format (the next time I have some disposable cash)...ahhhh, heaven! :)
 

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Pretty cool! Does this site still allow pictures?
 

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Pretty cool! Does this site still allow pictures?
I'm working on that. I think the missus put her camera out of reach...hmmm...wonder what she's trying to tell me?

I promise to have some hopefully decent pics posted soon. :)
 

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I really love K frame S&W's. If I could just find one of these in the round butt, 2 1/2" barrel format (the next time I have some disposable cash)...ahhhh, heaven! :)
I own one (an M19 2.5") and I can tell you that I consider the common 3" fixed-sight heavy barrel K, whether 10, 13, 64, or 65, to be a much more practical gun. (No, I'm not interested in selling mine, though.)
 

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It must be contagious... I just bought a 4" blue M19 with a s/n of K4... 99%, rr, w/o, TT, TH, TS and, sadly, the original box:rolleyes:
 

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Hey, for once I'm ahead of the curve, with my K-10 purchase a few weeks back!
BTW, good catch, Terry!:thumbsup:
 

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Thanks, Pete. There's just something about a K-frame that's just right. Now, I've gotta keep my eye open for a Model 15 with a 4 inch barrel (did they make a round butt 2 1/2 inch M-15?). Carried one in the USAF where my post dictated it, and shot it in competition in 1979 and 1980. You really don't see many around here.

If you spot one in decent shape and they don't want and arm and a leg for it, holler at me. :D
 

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Now, I've gotta keep my eye open for a Model 15 with a 4 inch barrel (did they make a round butt 2 1/2 inch M-15?).
I've learned never to say "they never made such a thing" about S&W, but I don't believe they ever regularly produced and cataloged a RB 2.5" M15. (They DID make such in the .357 M19, though.) Closest I know of was the SB 2" M15, which I personally consider the most useless gun they ever built (well, until some of their silly zooty stuff of the last decade, anyway). I know that others here have other opinions of the thing.

At the moment I own six Smith Ks: A matched pair of limited run 3" M66s, 2.5" and 4" M19s, and 4" and 6" M17 K-22s.
 

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Actually they did make one for the USAF. I saw one at the Birmingham gun show last year and the price tag was stratospheric. Since our govt. wisely destroys nice guns they are exceeding rare.

FWIW my very first duty gun was a 2 1/2" M19. Way back when we could carry most anything but then they decided to issue me a S&W Victory model .38. I still have the 19 and kinda wish I had the vic
 

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The S&W revolvers currently at the top of my wish list are a RB 3" K-13 and an M1917. No doubt others will catch my fancy.;)
 

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Nice wood! ;-)
 

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Man, that is so pretty it hurts! :thumbsup:
That finish is a labor of love.
 

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Man, that is so pretty it hurts! :thumbsup:
That finish is a labor of love.
Yeah, Pete. It really is a pretty nice polish on that sixgun. I'm glad it seemed to have spent most of it's time in a drawer or safe.

I was first drawn to the Model 28, but the nickel was an aftermarket job. Even the sights were nickle plated. And it was peeling off.:eek:mg: Shame. A 4 inch Model 28 is a nice working gun.
 

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Yeah, Pete. It really is a pretty nice polish on that sixgun. I'm glad it seemed to have spent most of it's time in a drawer or safe.

I was first drawn to the Model 28, but the nickel was an aftermarket job. Even the sights were nickle plated. And it was peeling off.:eek:mg: Shame. A 4 inch Model 28 is a nice working gun.
If you had the extra bucks, that 28 would have been a nice rescue and refinish.
 

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Would somebody please hack the troll's computer with the "Badger, Badger" video?
 
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