Please help me date this S&W 39-2

Please help me date this S&W 39-2

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 ...

Results 1 to 5 of 5
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By broknindarkagain

Thread: Please help me date this S&W 39-2

  1. #1
    Member Array broknindarkagain's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    462

    Please help me date this S&W 39-2

    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.









    Crescentstar likes this.
    "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."

    Smith & Wesson M&P9c


  2. #2
    Ex Member Array Ram Rod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Fayetteville, AR
    Posts
    13,687

  3. #3
    VIP Member Array pogo2's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Southwest
    Posts
    3,150

    1973-1974

    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.

    Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the Peoples' Liberty's Teeth." - George Washington

  4. #4
    Senior Member Array Crescentstar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    803
    Sweet!!
    "Clearly that's a YOU problem not a ME problem."

  5. #5
    VIP Member
    Array archer51's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    VA
    Posts
    22,360
    Buy it lots of drinks and talk sweet to it......OH not that kind of dating!!

    Nice looking gun.
    Freedom doesn't come free. It is bought and paid for by the lives and blood of our men and women in uniform.

    USAF Retired
    NRA Life Member

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

s&w 39
,

s&w 39-2

,
s&w 39-2 serial numbers
,
s&w model 39 serial numbers
,
s&w model 39-2 serial number
,
smith & wesson 39-2
,

smith and wesson 39-2

,
smith and wesson 39-2 serial numbers
,
smith and wesson model 39 serial numbers
,

smith and wesson model 39-2 serial numbers

,
smith and wesson serial number lookup
,
smith wesson 39-2
Click on a term to search for related topics.