Any 39 owners here?
Looking for a clear picture of the barrel seat for a project. Would really appreciate it.
My 39-2. Carried by a LEO in the 1970s.
Can anyone explain the blued slide/stainless frame combo?
Someone suggested it was a LEO model, but I haven't found anything about it.
That's part of the reason I got it. Guns with history are the best. Only gun I will never sell.
Still considering dropping the $50 for the serial number history report from Smith & Wesson.
Don't seem to have any pics of what you're looking for, but here's some from google.
>1st semiauto DA pistol in the US
>used by police forces
>used by Navy SEALS
A lot of the selling point is the history, but the design is excellent as well.
They're just great guns all around. Mine is almost 50 years old and shoots like a dream.
Thank you for the help. Really hoping for hi res or for SOMEONE who owns one to do me the huge favor of taking a pic.
Meant to replace the 1911 as the next service pistol
Take a pic for me, please!
Is this what your looking for Opie? Just happened to be cleaning mine.
If you want more pics let me know. I will be at my desk for a while.
This area here to be more specific.
How's that guy? Also good luck on your project.
I own a Smith and Wesson because pic related
A large part of why I want a 59 is to see how feasible it would be to make a hush puppy clone.
every time I get an idea to recreate a MGS firearm I get shut down realizing I have to talk to the mouth breather retard fudds in virginia in order to get any customization done.
be me in kinda large LGS:
>"hey do you guys do any gunsmithing?"
>"oh ok, do you know anyone in the area that does any gunsmithing?"
>"yea, our udder store, about that way"
>*smacks lips* "hop on I95 and drive about 97 miles north"
sometimes I cant believe this state claims to be from the south, they hate trucks, hard labor and firearms
My 59. Another LEO trade in, the wraparounds came with the gun. Lots of holster and use wear. I'm sure the last owner had more than a few good stories.
No problem at all my friend. Pay us back with pictures of your project.
in the 70's, so-called "pinto" finished guns were in vogue. Smith & Wesson had the option of having it one at the factory and some gunsmiths would nickle plate barrels and cylinders to give the same effect. Your gun might be a factory job and S&W might have records of the work. If not, it may have been done by a gunsmith. A third option is that the original owner might have had issues with galling, as many early stainless pistols did. To remedy this, he may have mixed and matched a blued slide onto his stainless frame
My grandfather was a cop in illinois in the early to mid 1970's. He carried a model 59, same gun as the model 39 but with double stack mag, for a while as well as a Model 10 revolver.
haha holy fucking god people actually drink that pirate swill, me and my room mate in the marines took turns downing a bottle of sailor jerry and all I remembered was banging on other peoples doors until someone opened and then I puked in their toilet, went back to my room and my room mate was passed out on top of my pizza yet under my bed.