Cool looking pistol.
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Here is a pic of my old S&W model 39-2 that I carry when I am not carrying my 45 or my 38.
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Those are attractive pistols. My cousin had one years ago and we shot it quite a bit. That was my first experience with the 9mm. It was a dependable pistol.
i got one and it is a great gun. fun to shoot, never had any problems with it.
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I had 2 of these back in the late 70's and early 80's. The 1st was same model 39-2 only nickle plated, and the 2nd one was a 439, blue with the winged, (protected) rear sight.
They are a large gun, (by today's standards) to only carry 8 rounds.
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The 39-2 is the only gun I regret selling. Don't sell yours.
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Great guns and I'd love to have one for my collection. Just a caveat - have you run a few mags of JHP through it? Early M39s, even the -2s, were known not to be completely in love with anything but hardball.
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Great looking gun... My first autoloader was a 639... I wish I still had it...
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Back in the very early 1980s these pistols (39 and 59) had a bad reputation. I don't know if it was merited or not, but the reputation was enough for me to not switch from Model 19 to a semi-auto until I got my Walther P-5 circa 1983.
I knew some guys who bought 459s real cheap circa 1983. They seemed to run without problems.
I did have occcasion to train with a Model 59 in Spain back in 2004. There were a couple of cycling issues. Then somebody gave me a Walther P-99 for the rest of the course so I dumped the 59.