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S&W Model 39 S/N

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by PRR, Apr 4, 2007.

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  1. PRR

    PRR Member

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    Can anyone here tell the year made by S/N 1050xx
    This gun does have noticable wear, it was used as a service gun.
    I did not pick it up yet I want to take a better look at it to make sure it's not too worn. Asking price is $280
     
  2. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    Sorry, but about all I'm able to tell you is that it was made before 1970.

    Contact Mr. Roy Jinks [S&W's historian] for the actual date the weapon was
    shipped.
     
  3. Mortech

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    Whoa is that a 39 with NO dash ? If so , see if the frame is steel , if it is hold on to that baby wi
    th both hands .
     
  4. PRR

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    This is a 39 no dash, he said it is steel frame I need to take a better look at it. This gun does have noticable wear, it was used as a service gun.
    The slide had a lot of holster wear.
    Thank you Ala Dan for the info.
     
  5. Ala Dan

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    Update:

    There were only 927 steel frame model 39's manufactuered during the mid
    1950's; but not assembled or sold until 1966. Alloy frames were actually
    made after the steel frame; but alloy frames were sold first and their
    numbering started at 1001. There were reports by some armorers from
    military units that there were some modified versions sold to the military
    without serial numbers, or military markings.

    The Hush Puppy: A special production run of 14-shot, alloy frame-steel
    slide model 39's with silencers or supressors used in Southeast Asia
    in the late 1960's. It included a slide lock in order to fire the weapon in
    a single shot mode to silence enemy guard dogs, without the sound of
    the slide returning to battery. It was called the Mark 22 Model 0 by the
    U.S. Navy; and reportedly the double column model 59 was developed
    from this program. The Hush Puppy in its original configuration is highly
    sought after by S&W collectors; but is a VERY RARE find, comanding a
    large premium price.

    FootNote: Source- Standard Catalog Of Smith & Wesson 3rd
    edition by Supica & Nahas.
     
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