I picked up the nickel 39-2 today S/N A228xxx does anyone know its birthday? No box with it but looks like it was used very little.
I will post pictures when I get a chance.
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April 11, 2007, 12:30 AM
Mine is A234xxx and was born in 1974.
April 11, 2007, 12:43 AM
I just received my copy of the "Standard Catalog of Smith and Wesson" 3rd Edition. This old wheelgunner would not have expected that the first ID would be of a S&W auto.
1973-1974 A175001 - A235000
Maybe this will help to start paying back for all the great information and camaraderie that THR has provided over the last 52 months.
April 11, 2007, 01:39 AM
thank you for your reply, I will post some pictures soon.
April 11, 2007, 10:22 AM
I'm jealous with envy~! :D (No only kidding, of course~!) :D
The S&W model 39 and 39-2 was mighty fine firearms, and the predecessor
of all the "wunder nine's" of the 70's-80's-and 90's. I have owned many, but
only one factory nickel 39-2 with S/N A222567. That gun was a beautiful
example of S&W quality at the time under Carl Hellstroms direction. I never
even fired this weapon; but likewise, didn't have enough gumption to keep
it either. Sure~! I made a little money on my next move involving this fine
firearm; but today, the money and the beautiful model 39-2 are both gone.
I have wished I had it back on many occassions~! ;) :uhoh: :D Enjoy~!