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Old October 1, 2002, 06:25 PM   #1
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Mfg. Date for S&W Mod. 39-2

Could you tell me when this gun was made? It's serial number is A 127015.
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Old October 1, 2002, 06:33 PM   #2
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1832, somewhere between 1970-1971. Hope this helps!

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Old October 1, 2002, 06:38 PM   #3
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Thanks for your help. The dates sound about right. The gun was part of a friend's late father's collection. Since his dad and I were both LEOs during the sixties, he gave me a good price on it.
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Old October 2, 2002, 07:50 PM   #4
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1832, what a great firearm. It was the first "wonder nine".

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Old October 3, 2002, 05:26 AM   #5
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Actually, the first "wonder nine" was the Walther P-38. It also had an eight round magazine, hammer dropping slide mounted safety and double action first shot. The Walther P-38 was developed and first produced for the German military for WW II.
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Old October 3, 2002, 06:21 AM   #6
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The S&W Model 39 could probably be considered the first US-made 'wonder nine'.

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