19-7 Lew Horton 3"

Discussion in 'Revolvers' started by sel2283, May 7, 2019.

  1. sel2283

    sel2283 Active Member

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    Jan 30, 2018
    Picked this up a little while ago and was wondering if anyone was familiar with them. Cylinder looks a little different color wise and want wondering if it was reblued or is that just the nature of the beadblast bluing?

    Factory 3" round butt with case color forged hammer and da trigger. Performance center marked.

    Either way, kind of a rare gun as from what I've been able to find only 55 were made . Also had the distinction of having the serial number 019.

    Got it with the box and documents and I was wondering if anyone had an idea of value as I'm always buying and selling. View attachment 262257 15572309316648831490571726799253.jpg
     
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  2. WC145

    WC145 Every day is Saturday and every night's a party!

    Jan 1, 2013
    Don' know anything about it other than 3" S&Ws are cool. Like Colt, S&W has done a lot of collaborating with Lew Horton, TALO, and others for decades, all the way back to when they worked with Jovino's Gun Shop on special runs of guns. I don't know how collectible that gun may be but a "no-lock" 3" Performance Center M19 dings the cool meter pretty hard.:grin:
     
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  3. dougwtx

    dougwtx Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

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    Sep 8, 2011
    Does the box still have the factory label? If so, there should be a product code. One of us can look it up in the Standard Catalog of S&W; unless you have a copy; and it will tell a description of the gun and value sometimes. May explain why they cylinder is different color.
     
  4. sel2283

    sel2283 Active Member

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    Jan 30, 2018
    The photos seem to exaggerate the difference in bluing
     
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  5. dougwtx

    dougwtx Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

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    Sep 8, 2011
    Hmmm, the 3rd ed. SCSW describes model 100701 as 1995 special for Lew Horton w/ 3" magnaported full lug barrel. Approx 75 made. I did not see the ports on your barrel but could just be your pics didn't pick them up. S&W customer support may be able to give you some info. Also someone with a 4th edition may have updated info.
     
  6. sel2283

    sel2283 Active Member

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    Jan 30, 2018
    Sorry, definitely ported, just one port on either side of the front sight.
     
  7. Novak77

    Novak77 Well-Known Member

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    Mar 1, 2019
    That is one sexy little 3" S&W :cool:
     
  8. sel2283

    sel2283 Active Member

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    Jan 30, 2018
  9. Doc45

    Doc45 Well-Known Member

    Jan 26, 2018
    You can email Earl Minot at Lew Horton for all the info on it. He usually will send a letter stating the details on their special runs, just provide him the serial number.

    A 3” K is a wonderful revolver. Even though I dislike ports I’d love to have one of those. The K Comps (both 19 & 66 versions) are great revolvers, congrats.

    I don’t believe the bobbed hammer is original but admit I could be wrong-everyone I’ve seen had the spur on it.
     
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  10. mikegalway

    mikegalway CEO of DILLIGAF industries Supporting Addict

    Feb 23, 2014
    Nice pre lock 19 snubbies seem to be in the $900.00 range these days in my area .
     
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  11. sel2283

    sel2283 Active Member

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    Jan 30, 2018
    I did find a thread on another forum with the same revolver. Don't know if it would be appropriate to link to it. It does look like this is all original. I thought it was modified too but I guess not.
     
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  12. Doc45

    Doc45 Well-Known Member

    Jan 26, 2018
    If you contact Earl he should be able to confirm the hammer. Congrats again on a wonderful Performance Center revolver. I’m very jealous :D
     
  13. sel2283

    sel2283 Active Member

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    Jan 30, 2018
    Thanks! I'll drop him a line. Dumb luck with this one!!!
     
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  14. 2sharp2

    2sharp2 Well-Known Member

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    Apr 17, 2016
    Very nice. I wouldn't really want the ports but having them would not stop me from buying one if I found one for sale!
     
  15. mikegalway

    mikegalway CEO of DILLIGAF industries Supporting Addict

    Feb 23, 2014
    It's a great carry piece
     
  16. john_anch_ak

    john_anch_ak Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 7, 2017
    Very nice indeed! That was a great score for you.
     
  17. Greenrunner

    Greenrunner Well-Known Member

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    Dec 11, 2017
    That is a really nice gun, congratulations. Yesterday, I handled one of those new performance center M19s with the 3" ported barrel and was sorely tempted to buy the thing.
     
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  18. 41 Charlie

    41 Charlie Get off my lawn...

    Feb 4, 2014
    The box states 2.5” barrel. It appears to be a 3” full underlug barrel. A little different seeing a M19 with a full underlug? Regardless, she’s the consummate carry piece! Love the bobbed hammer! Slip that puppy into a Milt Sparks VM2 holster and you’re G to G!

    Congratulations!!
     
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  19. sel2283

    sel2283 Active Member

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    Jan 30, 2018
    I will post the response when I get it from lew horton but I can confirm that it is indeed all original. Even the barrel length being wrong on the box is accurate. It uses same special order number as the 2.5" model 19 that the state department ordered in the 80s.

    Thanks for all the information from all those who posted and PMed me!
     
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  20. Andyd

    Andyd Well-Known Member

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    Jan 25, 2018
    That is a very, very nice revolver. Three inch M-19s have been made for different special orders.

    This is a 19-3 ( the left one ) made for the French GIGN, one of the few special run M-19s with fixed sights.

    SW M19-3 x2.jpg
     
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