Archive for October, 2010

Too nice to shoot !?

Posted in Uncategorized on October 16, 2010 by recoiltherapy

Recently traded for a nice S&W Model 19 with a 2.5” barrel.

For those who don’t know, that would be a medium sized frame (K in S&W terminology) chambered for the .357 Magnum cartridge. These guns are pretty desirable, especially in this shorter barrel length.

It was presented to me as unfired, which while hard to prove, is hard to deny when looking at the condition of the gun.

It is also an earlier model with a pinned barrel and recessed chambers, both desirable features to collectors.

As an investment vehicle, a “like new in box” pre-lock S&W revolver is pretty hard to beat. Five years ago I could still find these for like $450. This one could bring $650 to 700 on an auction site today. Is your 401K returning 7-8% these days?

My hillbilly inclination is to shoot it the piss out of it, but it will probably sit in the safe a while and get traded.

If I can’t bring myself to shoot it, it will probably go towards something that will. I have danced with the “Safe Queen” before, but she rarely hangs around for an encore.