Back with a bit of eye candy

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by bushmaster1313, Jul 27, 2022.

  1. bushmaster1313

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    Smith & Wesson 39-2 from 1975
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    Won't let me see the picture?
     
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    same
     
  4. Mark_Mark
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    wait…. is this one of those link, I click and you have complete control over my computer??? lol

    link don’t work
     
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    Back with a bit of no candy
     
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    Son of 39-2 639
     
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    Here's my 39-2...from 1970 IIRC. Corrected...I looked it up. 1971...I was a senior in high school.

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    My 39-2, haven’t dated it ….edit to add, I have dated mine to 1972-73

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    I want a 39-2 now! how much they usually run?
     
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    $400 and up now. I paid $250 several moons ago.
     
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    that’s a good price! they make it in a .45 or .40?
     
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    Considering it was gone a decade before the 40 was introduced, I’d say no. ;)
     
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    lol!

    Showing my age and ignorance, but I didn’t know they make that handsome of a gun back then
     
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    something about “your and my” confidence from carrying a single stack! I been carrying a Colt Defense 7-shot with extra mag. Feels right
     
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    Not initially, no. The first gen Smiths, 39 single stack, 59 double stack, were only 9mm. Second gen introduced the .45 and the third gen brought in the .40 and 10mm. This chart will help sort out the mess..

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    The 39 was the first 9mm auto adopted by any law enforcement organization, Illinois State Police. There was even a special ISP load, which Federal still makes and is a dandy, 9BPLE, a 115g +P+..

    I currently lack a second gen. I have a 4506 and a 5906 to fill the third gen spots.
     
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    I need that in my life!!

    I can never find a 2nd gen, ever. LGS has a mess of 5906s and 6906s, and a 4506 or something, but no darn 2nd gens.

    I actually got my 5906 from him and a decent price. But I want a 2nd!!
     
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    that’s the best information I got all week! NICE

    Gen 2 did make a .45 ACP! bet that comes at a premium price
     
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    Wha's always missing from that chart is the awesome target pistols that S&W derived from the Model 39, such as the Model 52 bullseye pistol...

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    ...and, of course, the beautiful Model 952 from the Performance Center.

    Its no less than one of the most accurate 9mms ever made...


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    In fact, the 952 is one of my favorite pistols of all time.

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    *editted, Looks like one can expect to pay $1k or so. The ones you pay real money for are those lovely model 52s and 952s like bc1023 posted above and has me just messing myself.
     
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    They did build .45s. I never got on with the 4506 series but I tried hard to like the 745 and 945, but just not quite right in the hand. I have never seen an 845 in person but it is reportedly a very fine gun.
     
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    those Guns look SO GOOD!!! WOW!
     
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    Took the 39-2 and the 5906 out to the range. The wife was totally impressed by the 39-2 and couldn’t put it down. And the difference between it’s trigger and it’s grandson is very noticeable. The SA on the 5906 is good, the 39-2 is just better
     
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