Opinions on S&W 39-2?


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Croyance
October 24, 2006, 11:03 PM
I found a used S&W 39-2 with some finish wear for $400. Mechanically it looks okay. I don't love the length to width ratio of the grip, but it isn't terrible.

Any experiences with this gun? I understand the 39 series is well known for eating everything. While I know each gun is individual, any warnings or caveats for the 39-2?

Thanks.

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FPrice
October 24, 2006, 11:14 PM
I miss my 39-2. It was a good pistol for me although it has been eclipsed by my Glocks. $400 sounds a bit high to me but everything seems to be going up. Except my retirement check. :mad:

ShelbyV8
October 25, 2006, 12:23 AM
Check CDNN they had some at a resonable price.

Ala Dan
October 25, 2006, 08:56 AM
Like my friend Frosty, I miss all the S&W 39-2's I've owned over
the years~! Especially, the NIB factory nickel model with S/N A222567.
It was pristine, and UNFIRED~!:banghead: Oh well, I guess we live and
learn, don't we?:eek:

MICHAEL T
October 26, 2006, 12:38 AM
I think 400 is about 50 to high I let a 98% get away couple weeks ago at shop for 365. While I was deciding someone had decided Next time I wiil think a little faster. Best S&W auto ever made Only one of S&W autos I will even consider buying.

Moonclip
October 26, 2006, 12:56 AM
Too high! Guns seem ergonomic and I stupidly passed a 39 with multiple mags in blue wore condition like in 2000 for $150. I've heard of issue with non -2 versions especially accuracy but I've never owned a 39 of any sort.

Srigs
October 26, 2006, 01:41 AM
Sweet shooting guns but 400 is 100 to high. One of the most accurate guns I have owned! :)

Ala Dan
October 26, 2006, 09:06 AM
I have a Smith & Wesson model 39 (not a 39-2) in my hands as we speak.
This gun was originally shipped to the Illinois State Police, and it was
manufactuered between 1966 and 1970. In 1970, after serial 115,000
the "A" prefix was added. This weapons serial number is 87XXX, with
no "A" prefix. It has the Illinois State Police inventory number of 813
stamped on the left side of the frame, and also on the magazine. The
weapon would grade out at a N.R.A. standard of 'bout 85% at best.
The original walnut wood grips are simply beautiful, with no marks,
scratches, chips, etc. anywhere. Some of the bluing on the slide,
and anodizing of the frame show bright spots; but its few and far
between. Its just a darn shame that this weapon doesn't belong
too me; as I'm only cleaning it for a friend. Perhaps, I will make
him an offer on it, but I don't think its for sale~!:( :eek: :D

PS: Sorry about the typo in the title, I guess my fingers acted
before my brain was in gear (Laughing Loudly).

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