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Old January 2, 2020, 02:19 PM   #1
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New To Me S&W 539



Just picked this up from my FFL. S&W 539 9mm. All steel, adjustable sights, two factory mags...has some good, honest wear, but overall, a nice piece.
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Old January 3, 2020, 05:15 AM   #2
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Nice score there mk70ss.
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Old January 4, 2020, 03:10 PM   #3
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I bought one a few years ago, didn't like the DA/SA, and sold it to a guy who wanted it more than I did.
Beautiful gun, in factory nickel, and seemingly unfired.
I paid $600, which seems to be absolutely top dollar, but cheap for a rare piece.
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Old January 4, 2020, 05:33 PM   #4
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...but overall, a nice piece.
I would say, "Overall, a VERY nice piece!" Good on ya, padnuh...let us know how it shoots. Rod
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Old January 7, 2020, 04:24 PM   #5
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Enlightement is BLISS!

Welcome to those that ENJOY the 39 Series.
Suggest you add a Pachmyar grip to it , you like it.

Mec-gar has magazine available.

For spare parts, locate a extra firing pim and extractor.
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Old January 8, 2020, 03:51 AM   #6
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The thing about the old S&Ws is that you couldn't make that for the price you could buy it these days.

What year was it made?
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Old January 8, 2020, 07:06 AM   #7
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I believe it was made early 70’s, but have not confirmed.
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Old January 8, 2020, 07:39 AM   #8
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The 539 was manufactured between 1980 and 1983. According to the Standard Catalog of Smith and Wesson 8,159 were produced.
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Old January 8, 2020, 10:15 AM   #9
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THANK YOU!
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Old January 8, 2020, 10:32 AM   #10
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Congrats. I am a big fan of the 39 series. In fact, have a 39-2 on my hip as I type this. :-)

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Old January 8, 2020, 10:51 AM   #11
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Muzzleblast, who is the holster maker? That one on the right is the cat’s azz........
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Old January 9, 2020, 10:26 PM   #12
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Those holsters are ..

available with retaining "thumb-break" straps and as IWB??`

Cost?
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Old January 9, 2020, 10:56 PM   #13
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I carried a model 459 for awhile. Those 39 and 59 S&W pistols are friggen classics.

I never liked the SA trigger on them though (reminded me of pushing a button) but the DA on that first squeeze was decent.

That one looks quite nice and clean! Enjoy! Just remember you'll regret selling any of your guns in the future, lol.
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Old January 9, 2020, 11:11 PM   #14
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I always thought those big honker sights sucked on the later models though.
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Old January 10, 2020, 10:43 PM   #15
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That is a sweet S&W!
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Old January 11, 2020, 09:06 AM   #16
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That looks like a nice clean example, congrats on the fine addition, reminds me of the one I had in nickel. I have a S&W 639 with a set of stag grips, it is an old police gun that gets the easy life now. Hope it beings you years of happiness at the range.
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Old January 11, 2020, 09:49 AM   #17
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Muzzleblast, who is the holster maker? That one on the right is the cat’s azz........
mk70ss... I am the maker. Leather work is a hobby. In fact, I am wearing the one on the right with my 39-2 as I type.
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Old January 15, 2020, 02:18 PM   #18
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Those are a couple of outstanding looking holsters too!
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Old January 19, 2020, 12:39 AM   #19
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Really nice! I have had success finding parts at Numrich (or who they are these days)...
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