This is a discussion on Please help me date this S&W 39-2 within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I just picked up a S&W 39-2 in pretty decent condition. I test fired it before hand and it operates flawlessly. I'll attach a few ...
I just picked up a S&W 39-2 in pretty decent condition. I test fired it before hand and it operates flawlessly.
I'll attach a few pictures to the bottom of this post
I'm trying to find out how old this guy is. My understanding is that you're able to tell from the serial number if you have the S&W book?
Serial Number A216xxx (last 3 edited out)
Is anyone able to help me date this thing?
Thanks ahead of time.
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I looked in the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson, and the semiauto serial number range shown on Page 401 for years 1973 to 1974 is A175001 to A235000. Your serial number seems to fall in the center of that range.
Congratulations on buying a good older gun. I bought a model 39 new in 1968 and still have it, shown below. I have shot it periodically for 44 years and it functions very well.
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Buy it lots of drinks and talk sweet to it......OH not that kind of dating!!
Nice looking gun.
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