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Old April 22, 2013, 06:42 PM   #22
Bart Noir
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Join Date: August 5, 2000
Location: Puget Sound, USA
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WVSig, that looks like the rare black 9mm Ladysmith, which was called the "Lady Smith". S&W had at least 3 variations of that name.

I have only ever seen 2 of those since they were only made in black for one year, I believe. And I bought the first one I saw. It has been a regular carry gun for years, only recently replaced by the XDs.

Naturally any 3914 will work just as well as the Ladysmith, it is just that I liked the sloped portion of the frame in front of the hammer. But the downside is that the blued slide doesn't have a tough finish and mine is looking more and more like it is not blued. Since I believe it is carbon steel, not SS, I have to be careful of rust.

My regret is that I long ago sold the DA only version of the 3913 (stainless). I believe it was the 3953 in the secret S&W coding method

Bart Noir
Who does not mind having "Lady Smith" on the slide. His manhood is not in question.
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A Federal twelve-gauge slug.” – Adam Carroll in song Porter Wagoner
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