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.
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... ?
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.