Smith & Wesson
19-3    .357 Magnum
Cased Texas Ranger Commemorative with Bowie
Year: 1984      Estimated value: $1,500.00
This is one of those guns that even though less than 50 years old, has been included on the BATF’s Curios & Relics list. It is a Model 19-3, blued with a 4” barrel, and marked to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Texas Rangers. There were about 5,000 of these produced, not extremely rare, but they are stunning sets. At the November, 2013 Tulsa Arms Show I saw 6 of them, priced at $950, $1,250, $1,350, $2,500, $2,500, and $2,500. When I start to see trends like this, I’ll take the lowest priced one I can find out of the market and wait…