New member here looking for insight on current prices for single owner Model 39 (not 39-2). I don't have the 39 in my possession yet but it is said to be a military issue in the 60's. Not sure of the serial number so I am not sure if steel or aluminum frame. Anyone know what prices are in very good, all original condition? I will post pictures once I get it
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to the forum. Like you I don't have a Model 39 but it does remain on my list of acquiring. Anxious to hear what you have obtained and your thoughts on it.
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Welcome to the forum. Will be interesting to see the pics when you get the model 39.
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We cannot help tell you if you paid the right amount until you give us some more information.
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Model 39's were never issued to the Military. A few model 39's went to the Military for test and evaluation The numbers seem to vary but its Smith Wesson officially says 298 were produced for the testing and had markings of Quantico VA serial number range from 1001 to 2600 in 1954 and 1955 There was 927 Steel Frame 39's produced in in 1966 and are not to be confused with the early test guns for the military.
If you have a true Military gun its worth LARGE $$$$ s Last on I saw many years ago went for Over $1500 if I remember right. But they are very rare. Your indicating Military Issue in the early 60's would rule out
that your going to see a true Military Early 39 production Alloy Frame models were unmarked these early production guns had short safety's ( lever) checkered walnut grips and did come in Blue and Nickel ..
Beware there are fakes out there !! and people try to take original 39's and mark them as Military.
The Illinois State Police adopted the Model 39 in the early 60 s and was the first Law Enforcement Organization to go with an Auto Pistol for duty in the US.
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