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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 2:07 pm 
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So, our fine friends, Theo and Burton, sent home a S&W Model 19 to me recently. My apologies for not having better pictures, but thought I'd snap out a few just to give a little look. And, it's worth looking at! Thanks!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 6:44 pm 
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One hell of a round-gun! :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:38 am 
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Who made the grips on that beauty?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 5:44 am 
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Beautiful! The nicest S&W 19 that I have seen.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:07 am 
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[quote="Ari Ariel"]Who made the grips on that beauty?

Ari Ariel[/quote]
Look like Spegals to me but, i maybe wrong ! :)

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:57 pm 
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Stokes,

Nice 19, got to love the S&W 19.

Those rear sights do the trick.

When you want to trade it let me Know.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:03 pm 
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That's a fine blaster you have there.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:25 pm 
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I have been a fan of the 19/66 short barrels for a long time, that is one fine example of the 19. While I have grown accustomed to the bottom loading 1911 as a duty pistol I would not feel undergunned with that.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:10 pm 
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What did that set you back?

And would you take a 3-12 Schmidt in trade for it? :D

J/K... When I'm back from Namibia I will pay you for the scope. :cry:


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:44 am 
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Heirloom's work on revolvers is great. My wife has a four inch M-65 she uses and it is pictured on this forum. Heirloom has also done several 3 inch 65's for the 2010 Shot Show.

I have two in line now. One will be a keeper. The rear sight that Heirloom makes for the fixed sight guns is really something. Clean and nice. Blends with the frame and is one fine examples of craftsmanship the Heirloom shop shows.

Congrats on the M-19. Fine piece of work.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:49 am 
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Looks great - can I ask what the finish is?

thank you

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:00 pm 
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WOW, very nice! :shock:

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:05 am 
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Would an Ashley Big Dot work with that sight? I've an itch to do that rear sight with a 696 or a 29 snubbie for backwoods carry! 8)

I think that would be an awesome set up for black bear or mountain lion protection...not much time and fast front dot find. I know, I know...a 12 ga or rifle is better, but I want to be able to conceal it here in CA on my ccw.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 3:45 pm 
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I'd not change the front sight. If you've not used a Heirloom Gold Line sight yet, you're really missing out.

It's not something that is believed when you read about it, but once you use it, you'll wonder why you haven't switched out years ago.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:53 pm 
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That, in my opinion is about the perfect wheel gun. Compact, but large enough to be used effectively, very nice work. I would love to send a revolver to Heriloom for a makeover.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:25 am 
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Hi Robert!

I agree that this gun is fantastic, and I'm glad that I have it.

But!!! If I had it to do all over again, I probably would have looked longer and harder for a different base gun.

While I do like the 2.5" Model 19, I probably would rather have a 3" M13, or a 3" M65. Either of those, with the 3" barrel (and thus, longer ejection rod) clear empties easier. And, much like the M19, some 3" versions of the 13 and all LS65 have ejector rod shrouds.

While the usefulness of the ejector rod shroud is debatable, I prefer it, and find it more asthetically pleasing.
Also, Ted's new sight conversion for the fixed sighted S&Ws is just fantastic.

BUT! In the mean time, I'll save this M19 and be very happy with it.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:38 am 
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Stokes wrote:
Hi Robert!

I agree that this gun is fantastic, and I'm glad that I have it.

But!!! If I had it to do all over again, I probably would have looked longer and harder for a different base gun.

While I do like the 2.5" Model 19, I probably would rather have a 3" M13, or a 3" M65. Either of those, with the 3" barrel (and thus, longer ejection rod) clear empties easier. And, much like the M19, some 3" versions of the 13 and all LS65 have ejector rod shrouds.

While the usefulness of the ejector rod shroud is debatable, I prefer it, and find it more asthetically pleasing.
Also, Ted's new sight conversion for the fixed sighted S&Ws is just fantastic.

BUT! In the mean time, I'll save this M19 and be very happy with it.


I agree with you 100% on the ejector rod length. That was always one of my biggest problems with the J frame guns. I have learned that your really have to smack it hard to ensure that the cases get punched out with the shorter rods. Beautifull gun none the less.


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