The Model 19 was produced in blued carbon steel or nickel-plated steel with wood or rubber combat grips, an adjustable rear sight, full-target or semi-target hammer, serrated wide target trigger or combat-type trigger, and was available in 2.5" (3": Model 66—rare), 4", or 6-inch barrel lengths.
The company's first offering was a lever-action repeating pistol.
Moving forward from those beginnings, Smith & Wesson shaped innovations in the manufacturing of modern handguns.
S&W Model 19, .357 serial number question Have a Model 19 in .357.
I am trying to find a year and month of manufacture. Under the grips, on the frame, there is a stamped 3 902xx.
On the swing arm for the cylinder there are two sets of numbers. My understanding is that the K 3439## is NOT the serial number.
Could some knowledgable person here let me know the month / year of manufacture?
Locate the serial number on the left side of the pistol's frame.
The standard location for the serial number is above the trigger guard.
As of March 2011, Smith & Wesson offers approximately 110 different pistols of varied designs and features. Locate either "Smith & Wesson, Springfield, Massachusetts" or "Smith & Wesson; Houlton, ME" stamped on the barrel.
This identification proves that the handgun is an authentic Smith & Wesson pistol.
Smith & Wesson played a major part in the development and success of the cartridge and revolver that went with it.