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Buckeye Glocks
02-22-2013, 19:31
Just wondering what you all would do. With the hyper inflated prices that people are paying during the panic of '13, I could probably get a good price.
The Smith 19-3 is in top condition and I have first dibs on this revolver and another Smith 36.
So, what would you do?

Would you sell a mini-14 to fund the purchases?

Disclaimer: This is not an add to sell any gun.

Glock26z
02-22-2013, 19:39
Maybe yes or no. I know since the 19-3 is a K-frame,some of them can not handle hot loads over 158 grain before the forcing cone might crack. And, the barrel replacement are hard to get. Call S&W and tell them the serial number and go from there.

byf43
02-22-2013, 19:44
Yes, I would.

Considering I paid $247.95 for my beloved 19-4, in 1979, to get a 19-3 in very good to great condition, I'd trade/sell my G30SF in a heartbeat!
(My G30SF is the lesser of all of my evils. I can still replace it, anytime!) :supergrin:

Here is my beloved 19-4 (Bangor-Punta S&W.)

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a366/byf43/SWmdl19-3.jpg

ETA: This revolver is NOT for sale, btw!!

ChuteTheMall
02-22-2013, 19:57
Nope, I wouldn't sell a carry gun to buy a safe queen.
Nope, I wouldn't sell a hi-cap to buy a sixgun.
Nope, I won't cave in to the gun bans without a fight.

I'd buy a S&W if I wanted one, and I did, but if I had to sell a Glock, that means I couldn't afford it.

Of course, it all depends on how many guns you have, and how many you can afford to keep.

bcgst5
02-22-2013, 20:05
Everytime I sold a firearm to buy another I always wound up regretting it in the long haul.

elde
02-22-2013, 20:08
Wouldn't think twice if the Smith was is in 98% condition. Glocks are a dime a dozen.

Bruce M
02-22-2013, 20:13
Presuming the panic dies down shortly the price for another Glock will drop but my guess is that K frame prices are going to continue to go up or at least hold steady. If I had an extra Glock I would seriously consider selling it to get a Model 19.

Unistat
02-22-2013, 20:13
I have a Model 13-3, and it is no safe queen. Woods gun, nightstand gun, trainer, and my favorite (hand) gun to shoot. I got it for $300 four years ago in very good condition.

I would not sell my only semi-auto (Glock, M&P, Xd, 1911, or what have you) but if I found myself with a redundant or rarely used semi-auto, I would do it in a heartbeat.

Most everyone who has a .357 K-frame loves them. My advice is to do your level best to buy it.

bac1023
02-22-2013, 20:30
I generally don't sell or trade guns, but a classic Smith appeals to me much more than a Glock.

Tiro Fijo
02-22-2013, 20:51
Depends on what you will do with the K Frame. If you want it to shoot magnums then no as the forcing cone on K Frames is weak at the bottom. I carried a Model 13 in the past which is the same gun but with fixed sights. The L Frame (586/686) is a better gun for longevity.

G26S239
02-22-2013, 21:18
No but I already have two 357 magnums.

Deaf Smith
02-22-2013, 21:50
The ONLY time I'd sell a Glock I own would be for a 2 1/2 M19 Combat Magnum IF the M19 had a pinned in barrel, recessed chambers, and was in very good condition.

See I'm a fool for snub K frame magnums and I have a spare Glock I most surly would trade for one! But it would take the one above to get me to trade (or sell.)

Deaf

ezthumper
02-22-2013, 21:59
Never would I sell my Glock...I have plenty of space in my safe for other weapons.

However if i did, I would promptly fall into deep remorse and guilt and go out and buy another Glock to replace the one I sold.

So, yeah, I am hopeless.

bigchuck83
02-22-2013, 22:13
if the S&W is in great condition i'd probably sell my glock for it. easy to find a new glock

Will Beararms
02-22-2013, 23:23
Hell no not right now. No gun gets sold or traded that is a good weapon just to satisfy impulse. I have never traded or sold a perfectly good gun to buy another one and felt good about it after the fact---never.

mingaa
02-22-2013, 23:31
Nope. I buy with a purpose in mind and sweet as it is - I'm not sure what I'd DO with it.

ShallNotBeInfringed
02-22-2013, 23:44
no............

donmor53
02-22-2013, 23:48
no............

^^^^ this!

CajunBass
02-23-2013, 03:40
Shoot. I'd sell ALL my Glocks to buy a Model 19.

Of course, I don't own a Glock....but if I did, I would. :whistling:

ca survivor
02-25-2013, 13:44
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CBennett
02-25-2013, 14:30
I trade and sell all the time..I cant normally just take $500+ out of household/family funds for a Gun and there isnt any "gun fund" or anything "extra" to put away its all allotted for more important things like food and gas,water,electric,house payment bills..so when I want something new to get enough $$ I need to either wheel and deal a trade or sell something(i can come up with a hundred or maybe even $200 but thats about it using Birthday or anniversary present type money). So unlike many ive sold and traded MANY guns(and never regretted or missed anything I sold or traded..as i did it to get something I wanted more). and YES id trade a Glock for a S&W in a split second!

Brucev
02-25-2013, 16:15
Just wondering what you all would do. With the hyper inflated prices that people are paying during the panic of '13, I could probably get a good price.
The Smith 19-3 is in top condition and I have first dibs on this revolver and another Smith 36.
So, what would you do?

Would you sell a mini-14 to fund the purchases?

Disclaimer: This is not an add to sell any gun.

In a heart beat! Another Glock can be picked up without any real problems. A nice 19-3 is much more difficult to find and well worth the money spent to buy it.

Right now... it'd be good business to dump a Glock and buy a nice 19, 36, etc. Later when people are less frightened, Glocks will be very easy to find.

kahrcarrier
02-25-2013, 16:22
I usually keep a few GLOCKs around for just that purpose, to trade for a more interesting firearm.

That being said, I am a GLOCK fan and carry one frequently for self protection.

Jason D
02-25-2013, 17:25
Not for a Model 19 unless it was NIB with box and papers with a 6" barrel and Pat front sight.

Now I would trade a Glock for just about any Model 27 in good shape, and I already have one. I should have never sold my 3 1/5" nickeled model.

The_Gun_Guru
02-25-2013, 19:01
Would you sell a mini-14 to fund the purchases?

Would you sell one of your Glocks to buy a SW 19-3?


NOT IN A MILLION YEARS!!!!!:wow:






TGG

2740dmx
02-25-2013, 19:13
I would!

I traded this:
http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t497/spec4towle/018-1.jpg

for this:
http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t497/spec4towle/IMG_0658.jpg

pennlineman
02-25-2013, 19:17
I generally don't trade my guns anymore. I keep what I have and save to buy more of what I want. But, if I needed a few bucks for an emergency. My Glocks would be the first to go over any of my S&W revolvers.

ArtCrafter
02-25-2013, 20:29
Just wondering what you all would do. With the hyper inflated prices that people are paying during the panic of '13, I could probably get a good price.
The Smith 19-3 is in top condition and I have first dibs on this revolver and another Smith 36.
So, what would you do?

Would you sell a mini-14 to fund the purchases?

Disclaimer: This is not an add to sell any gun.


IMO, it depends on what you want to do with the S&Ws and their condition.

Even "top" condition 19-3s and 36s are pretty common (at least on GunBroker and at some gun shows).

If I was looking to collect, I'd be looking for LNIB, because they're still out there in fair numbers. (I see a lot of them on GunBroker, that's for sure.)

If you want to run the 19 hard, I'd go with a -4 or -5. The -3s can bind when they heat up (e.g., fast strings of full-power 125s).

Similarly, if you're going to carry the snubby, I'd go stainless. There just is no comparison, and Model 60s are as common as 36s (maybe more so).

As for selling to buy, I'm all for it if it gets you something you want. I've done it many times in past, and I probably will again. In fact, I'm contemplating selling a K38 (14-6) to buy a shotgun.

And so it goes... :supergrin:

sherco
02-25-2013, 21:53
When I look at my Glock I see a functional, efficient tool. It works well but sure is ugly.

When I look into the deep blue glow of my M19 Smith and admire the hand fitted parts, recessed chambers, pinned barrel, perfect trigger, I see a work of mechanical art from a time gone bye.

Prices of non-lock Smith revolvers have been going crazy for last few years. No Brainer--I'd get the Smith and Wesson.

suburbanhillbilly
02-25-2013, 22:09
Just to respectfully clear something up about S&W K frames and magnum ammo...

It is the hot,higher velocity lower weight bullets that cause forcing cone erosion. So, if you're going to shoot .357 Mag ammo, make sure it's the 158 grain, not the 125 grain.

You can shoot 158 gr .357 mag ammo all day long.

I'd definitely trade a Ruger mini 14 for a 19, if I had a mini 14, that is. Since I already have a m19-3, and only one Glock, probably not.

NEOH212
02-25-2013, 22:24
No but I'd gladly sell my remaining Glock pistols to acquire more Sig's and HK's!

:cool:

NEOH212
02-25-2013, 22:25
I would!

I traded this:
http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t497/spec4towle/018-1.jpg

for this:
http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t497/spec4towle/IMG_0658.jpg


Considering that Smith doesn't have a Hilliary hole, I'd say it's worth the trade!

:cool:

jetflier1989
02-26-2013, 05:52
Let me guess..

The younger crowd, who most grew up on polymer guns, will say no.

The tactical guys, who most think wheelguns are for cowboys, will say no.

Others who appreciate the quality and beauty of a Smith & Wesson revolver from the glory days, will say yes.

btw..the current market on a used S&W model 19-3 in excellent condition is about $650-$750. So money wise it could be a good deal. All depends on what floats your boat.

I currently own a 19-3 4" in very good condition. It's one of my favorite guns. I also own two Glocks, 2-19's and a 30sf. The 19-3 is a whole different thing.