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Old 10-05-2012, 18:39   #26
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Pretty gun.

IIRC my first OJT trainer participated in the AF trials for those. Not sure exactly what -#. He liked the gun, I think he bought one when he got out to go home and work for the Indiana State Police.
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Old 10-05-2012, 18:42   #27
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Pretty gun.

IIRC my first OJT trainer participated in the AF trials for those. Not sure exactly what -#. He liked the gun, I think he bought one when he got out to go home and work for the Indiana State Police.
IIRC the ISP were the first "big" LE agency to adopt the 39
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Old 10-05-2012, 18:56   #28
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You have my permission to go and find a 639 to make yourself feel better. Cheaper than a blued steel one.
Actually, the 539 is basically the same thing as a steel 39.
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Old 10-05-2012, 18:59   #29
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IIRC the ISP were the first "big" LE agency to adopt the 39
Yep in 1967
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Old 10-05-2012, 19:00   #30
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Actually, the 539 is basically the same thing as a steel 39.
True but here on the coast, I have never laid eyes on one. Stainless was the rage


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Old 10-05-2012, 19:52   #31
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Congrats Brian!

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Old 10-05-2012, 20:00   #32
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Very nice

The 539 is fairly rare. They were only built between 1982 and 1985 and only about 5000 or so were made.

That's not many compared other Smith models.
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Old 10-05-2012, 20:01   #33
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Old 10-05-2012, 20:09   #34
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very cool, my friend inherited one from his dad when he passed the steel model you referrnced i wish he was more into guns all i told him is its worth a bunch of $ and not to sell it ever unless he got with me first
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Old 10-05-2012, 21:15   #35
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very cool, my friend inherited one from his dad when he passed the steel model you referrnced i wish he was more into guns all i told him is its worth a bunch of $ and not to sell it ever unless he got with me first
Yeah, the steel models are worth some money.
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Old 10-06-2012, 00:29   #36
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I've actually thought seriously about changing my background to something completely different. However, I've been using the carpet for so long that its almost like a signature for me.

Every once in a while I'll see someone use a similar background and/or use the same angles for their pics. I'm very flattered whenever I see that sort of thing.




You don't know how many times I've thought about getting a cut of a similar shade carpet, and about 15 highpoints to do a layout and post under "BAC's arsenal unveild"
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Wow,that's really nice.

Congrats! bac.


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Old 10-06-2012, 02:23   #38
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That is a beautiful S&W 39 bac! Congrats!
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:52   #39
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Dam that's one fantastic looking piece! Congratulations!

I'd really like to know what gun shops you go to. The places I frequent don't ever have that nice of stuff! You seem to always have all the luck!
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You don't know how many times I've thought about getting a cut of a similar shade carpet, and about 15 highpoints to do a layout and post under "BAC's arsenal unveild"
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:03   #41
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Beautiful as always Bac. With all the "black" semis these days, I love seeing blued pistols and revolvers. They bring me back. Thanks for sharing. And great photos as always!
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Beautiful as always Bac. With all the "black" semis these days, I love seeing blued pistols and revolvers. They bring me back. Thanks for sharing. And great photos as always!
Thank you sir

I'll post some better pics today. I had lousy lighting yesterday.
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Thank Neoh. Much appreciated
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:54   #44
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Congrats Bac. Model 39 sure is a classic.
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Bac apparently S&W didnt have a good set of records from 1954-1970. 1954 starts with 1001 and in 1970 the last serial is 115000. This is from the standard catalog of smith and wesson. Sorry I couldn't date it exactly. Very nice shooter you have.

I do have one question though, do you have to update the PA National Guard every time you move so they know the location of their new armory?
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:18   #46
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Another great find! Very nice looking.
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Bac apparently S&W didnt have a good set of records from 1954-1970. 1954 starts with 1001 and in 1970 the last serial is 115000. This is from the standard catalog of smith and wesson. Sorry I couldn't date it exactly. Very nice shooter you have.
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Old 10-06-2012, 14:59   #48
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Bac...you would know this one: Wasn't there a S&W semi target pistol that shot .38 wad cutters of all things back in the day?.....or am I making tha up?
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Bac...you would know this one: Wasn't there a S&W semi target pistol that shot .38 wad cutters of all things back in the day?.....or am I making tha up?
Nope. It existed for bullseye shooting. Never got my hands on one IIRC it was the "52". I am probably wrong on the number, it's been years since I hear them mentioned
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Bac...you would know this one: Wasn't there a S&W semi target pistol that shot .38 wad cutters of all things back in the day?.....or am I making tha up?
Yes, the 52. I'm mobile right now, but I'll post some pics later tonight.

I think the 52 may have been the finest auto S&W ever built. It's just not practical for anything other than target practice and bullseye competition.
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