This is a Smith & Wesson model 19-3 .357 magnum revolver, in blued steel, with a 6 in. barrel. According to the serial number, it was manufactured around 1970. It is pinned and recessed. Accurate, deadly, and reliable, this used to be the standard police sidearm in the U.S. for many years. In addition to the pictured standard wooden grips, I am including a set of Pachmayr grips. (See 6th photo.)
There is some holster wear from the previous owner. I never holstered it. There is a slight ding on the right side of the frame, just behind the cylinder. It is quite small and has no effect on the operation. (See 7th photo.)
Since 2015 have shot mostly .38 Special. I reload and rarely approach hot loads. Even the .357 magnum rounds I have reloaded were mid-range.
This gun has been to my gunsmith several times for inspection, cleaning, and modification. Although, the only modification I have had done is trigger work and the installation of a Wolff Spring Kit. Trigger pull is smooth and easy, about 2½ lbs.
I clean my revolver after every trip to the range. This gun has been well cared for. I am only selling it because I cannot install an accessory ramp on it. It is iron sights only, and probably always will be.
This gun is accurate. I have shot groups with a mean radius of less than 3/4 inch at 24 yards. With the right load, you can, too.
All photos can be found here.
Wire transfer or USPS Money Order. Cash if local.
NO PERSONAL CHECKS!
If local, I will pay the transfer fee.
Send FFL info. I will only ship to FFL. I will pay shipping.
All laws will be observed.
Note: If you are buying local, be advised that current Washington state laws require a 10 day waiting period. This means you will have to come back to the gun store a second time before you can actually take possession of this revolver.
$50 discount for a local buyer!