View Full Version : Mfg. Date for S&W Mod. 39-2

October 1, 2002, 06:25 PM
Could you tell me when this gun was made? It's serial number is A 127015.

Steven Mace
October 1, 2002, 06:33 PM
1832, somewhere between 1970-1971. Hope this helps!

Steve Mace

October 1, 2002, 06:38 PM

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.

Ala Dan
October 2, 2002, 07:50 PM
1832, what a great firearm. It was the first "wonder nine".


Best Wishes,
Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member

October 3, 2002, 05:26 AM
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.

Steven Mace
October 3, 2002, 06:21 AM
The S&W Model 39 could probably be considered the first US-made 'wonder nine'.

Steve Mace