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S&w 669

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Frag Daddy, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. Frag Daddy

    Frag Daddy Member

    I recently came across a VERY lightly used 669. When i got it it had been sitting in a guys safe for about 10 yrs. It was dirty and dusty as all get out. But, cleaned up very well. Shiny barrel rifling marks look brand new.

    All in all a great gun. But from what i have read didn't the 669 come with a 3 piece grip? this is a one piece. THanx in adv.

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  2. Storm

    Storm Well-Known Member

    Thanks Frag, you just answered a question for me. I always wondered whether the one-piece grip would fit on my 469 and 669 :D

    Yes, it's a three piece grip. I've seen two style grip panels and mine are the pebble grain. The others are also three piece but the side panels are partially checkered. Uncle Mike's also makes/made all checkered grip panels that you see around from tiem to time but you need the plastic backstrap for those. These folks have the other style grip panels (partial checkered) available, but I'm not sure whether that includes the backstrap piece. http://www.kyimports.com/accessor.htm

    My 469 is an absolute tackdriver, amazingly accurate. My 669, bought pretty much unshot, was a basketcase with regards to finish (do not use Gunscrubber or other strong solvents of the clear cote will come off the frame, or at least yellow- stick to polymer safe, at most) and I had it refinished. My gunsmith must have touched up the trigger when he refinished as now the trigger approaches that of a fine 1911. There's a lot of potential with the trigger. I have yet to shoot the 669, but if it's as accurate as my 469 it might move to the top of the heap. There is a lot to recommend the older 32nd Gen Smiths if you chose carefully.

    Below is my 669 with Molycoated frame and lightly bead blasted slide. I think the previous owner screwed up the original finish after only shooting a few rounds and relegated the gun to the safe.

    Congrats on your Mini Gun.

  3. Frag Daddy

    Frag Daddy Member

    Is that a 669. seeing that picture made me remember one more thing. it has a rounded trigger guard. i thought all 669s had a square trigger guard.
  4. Storm

    Storm Well-Known Member

    It's most definitely a 669. If you look cosely you can see it stamped on the gun. With Smiths the trigger guard often changed over the life of a model. Yours is the first rounded 669 that I have seen.
  5. SwampWolf

    SwampWolf Well-Known Member

    Frag Daddy: What did you have to pay for your 669 if I might ask?

    Also, to anybody, what's the biggest difference(s) between a 669 and a 6906?
  6. Frag Daddy

    Frag Daddy Member

    A guy owed me some money and i just took it off the IOU. But $300. I think i got a good deal seeing as its in great shape.

    Here is some good information on the 669 & 6906's

  7. Confederate

    Confederate Well-Known Member

    The Smith line of autos has always mystified me. It should have been more popular than it was. The guns were beauties, they actually shot without jamming (something some of the 39s and 59s couldn't do) and they were fairly accurate.

    The 659 and 5906 were two of my all time favorite guns. You did well....


  8. Storm

    Storm Well-Known Member

    Gotta agree about the 659. I love the 3rd Gen guns, but the 2nd Gens could also be outstanding. For example, the 645 is one of the very best guns that Smith has made.

    My 659:

    My 645:
  9. Autopistola

    Autopistola Well-Known Member

    I have a 469 that's externally very used; it's a great carry gun with a good trigger. I've always wanted a 5906; they have slightly improved ergos and lack a barrel bushing.
  10. lechiffre

    lechiffre Well-Known Member

    the gun in the op's picture is a late production 6906

    the frame is clearly not a 669 frame. the trigger guard is round. there is an undercut below the trigger guard. inside the trigger guard there is a mim trigger.
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2009
  11. Storm

    Storm Well-Known Member

    There is also the possibility that this is one of the RSR Transitionals. I'd love to know what the gun is stamped.
  12. Frag Daddy

    Frag Daddy Member


    sorry for the crappy pic.
  13. lechiffre

    lechiffre Well-Known Member

    in the second picture the slide looks like a 669 slide. the front sight is not dove tailed.

    the frame still looks like a 6906 frame.

    is the trigger black or stainless ? looks black in the first picture,but looks stainless in the second.

    if a frame is replaced under warranty do they put the old model number on it ?

    maybe you should try the s&w forum.
  14. Storm

    Storm Well-Known Member

    With the RSR Transitionals you had 3rd Gen frames still stamped 669, but I thought they usually addded a fourth digit. The slide appears to be a 669 (fixed sight and the right finish) and with the 3rd Gen frame being stamped
    "669" you have a mixture that strongly suggests a Transitional.

    I agree with lechiffre that a visit to the Smith Forum should provide the answer as to what you have.
  15. Frag Daddy

    Frag Daddy Member

    the trigger is stainless. i'm going to post on th S & W forum and see what i can come up with. thanks guys
  16. Storm

    Storm Well-Known Member

    I see that at the Smith Forum they agree that the gun is probably an RSR Transitional as I suspected. Congrats. Have you found out anything from Smith?

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