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Hey all i was digging around and found an old 19-7 with a forcing cone crack at 6 o'clock i have had for ages. I'm not a wheel gun guy so im not sure if its worth fixing myself or if i should list for parts or someone to do a barrel swap.

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I'd say it's worth fixing. If you can find a barrel for a reasonable price, a south shouldn't charge much to swap it.

I love k frames though.
 
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If you don't dig it, put it up for sale discounted appropriately. Try the S&W forum for best exposure to real fans (who also probably have the fix-it skills and parts). It looks like too nice a gun to blow apart into pieces.

That gets me to wondering what caused the crack in the first place and if S&W would handle the fix... ?
 
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The Model 19-7 really isn't an early Gun and it was the over charged ammunition made by Super Vel that was damaging many high quality Firearms.

I'd suggest that SVT-ROY look for a Pistolsmith to replace the Barrel. The Big problem will be in finding a new Barrel. Brownells would be a place to start.
 
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Finding a used barrel for a reasonable price will be the challenge. Then you will need a competent gunsmith. I would expect the project to cost $300-$400
 

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There's a S&W model 19 parts kit with a 2-1/2" barrel listed on GunBroker for over $225.00.
It's getting really hard to find decent barrels for these.
I would sell it as a parts gun, or if you have some attachment to it, you could buy a working model 19 and use this one for spare parts as needed.
 

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