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??? I have a Smith & Wesson model 19-3 from a retired police officer. Has the 4"pinned and recessed cyclinder. The blueing on it is not the best I've seen,went thru alot of years in his holster.Would it be worth more money if I had it completely re-hot blued? Thanks Pakrat.
 

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Not really but likely no less either. You could return it to S&W for refinishing and that might add value if you got a letter showing they did it. There isn't much collector value anyway and shooter value doesn't really depend on such things.
 

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I second GB's opinion on sending it to S&W for a factory re-blue. It won't hurt the value if it's reconditioned at the factory and they can also correct any other issues the gun might have after years of LE duty.
 

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I'm a little surprised that the issue of the dreaded "cracked forcing cone" and flame cutting wasn't mentioned in a discussion of model 19's. Might be a good thing for the OP to look for and understand before he puts too much effort into any repairs.
 
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