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wanted smith who works on S&W #39

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by emmie, Jun 3, 2011.

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  1. emmie

    emmie Member

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    looking for a smith who can do some custom work on me S%W model 39.

    thank you for your time
    emmie
     
  2. rscalzo

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    One of the few who specialized in the 39 passed away a few years back. A common sight at my old gun club's range back in NJ, Austin Behlert was a genius and a forerunner in modifying those frames into compact 9mm handguns long before the factories did so.

    I'd have to say I would rather keep it stock if it were mine. I'm sorry I sold mine many years back if for nothing other than a keepsake.
     
  3. wally

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    I'd talk to the S&W Performance Center first.
     
  4. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    IMHO

    Keep the wonderful S&W model 39 all original; as its one of the best looking
    semi-autos ever made~! ;) :D
     
  5. The Lone Haranguer

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    Curious. What were you thinking of doing to the M39?
     
  7. m1k3dasa1nt

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    I agree with Ala. Been out of production for what...20 years? I'd retire it. Get ahold of S&W for any records they can offer...find some pictures to add to the portfolio....Ever watch Antiques Roadshow? Even the best performed and documented rehabs have resulted in a decrease in overall value and appeal.
     
  8. The Lone Haranguer

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    If an original M39 with no -numeral suffix, closer to 40. A properly executed action job will do no harm. Cutting the slide for Novak sights would be irreversible. If it has functioning problems, this would be well worth repairing, but there is a distinction between custom work and repairs. It depends on what kind of work the OP is talking about.
     
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