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Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by dragongoddess, Nov 6, 2006.

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  1. dragongoddess

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    Anyone ever shoot a S&W 1913. If so what was your experience.
     
  2. Ala Dan

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    What is a S&W 1913? Some kind'a .45 caliber revolver or something?
    I think you meant to say a S&W model 3913, 9m/m auto. If that is
    the case, yes these are fine dependable weapons for self protection.
     
  3. Jim K

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    Hi, guys,

    Not so fast. The S&W .35 caliber auto pistol is often called the Model 1913, though I don't think S&W used that designation.

    If so, I have one but have fired it only once, as ammo is around $10 a round and there is no reloading equipment or data. Also, there are no parts available for the gun if something should break. The gun was based on Clement patents and had a very light breechblock, necessitating a very strong recoil spring. In fact, the spring was so strong it had to be disconnected from the breechblock in order to load the first round.

    IIRC, firing it was nothing much, just like any auto pistol in .32 ACP; I did so only so I could say I fired one. In case someone ever asked ;).

    The safety is tricky and so is loading, but they sold around 8300 of them, so some people must have liked them.

    Jim
     
  4. Alan Fud

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    Sorry, never heard ot it.
     
  5. Coronach

    Coronach Moderator Emeritus

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    I agree, she almost certainly means the 3913.

    If so, it is a decent gun, very reliable, but the ergonomics are not that great for most people. If it fits your hand, go for it. S&W gen-3 semi-autos are the Dodge Darts of the handgun world; uninspired, and somewhat clunky looking, but they work just fine.

    if you were talking about a 1913, my bad.

    Mike
     
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    So does that make my 645 like a Coronet?

    Jesse
     
  7. Coronach

    Coronach Moderator Emeritus

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    :D

    For the record, I own a 4506. That thing is the 1977 Chrysler Land Yacht of the handgun world. ;)

    I got a Chrysler, it seats about 20, so come on and grab your jukebox money!

    Mike
     
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    Go for it if it feels right in your hand! The S&W 3rd generation pistols have excellent reputations. I have the 6906 and would trust my life with it. Never any failures of any kind.
     
  9. dragongoddess

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    No I did mean the S&W 1913. Thats how its listed in a S&W book. Its a .35 auto and there are also some in .32.
     
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