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countrygun
07-26-2012, 15:52
..gun fell into my hands.

It was a whirlwind week (before the Colorado incident) of gun acquisitions. 3 planned (sort of) and 2 unplanned.

I capped it off by going to the LGS to give the owner, a good friend, a "ration" for letting my wife bring home a new Taurus PT1911. (one of the unplanned ones) and there, on the back shelf, waiting to go in the case, was this beauty.

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee518/CountryG/100_0450.jpg


http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee518/CountryG/100_0451.jpg


OK, so it's the "Ladysmith" and not the "NL" model, but I could care less. I have wanted one for years and this one was VERY "nicely" priced with the extra mag and factory soft case.

The "LS" version is fine with me. I plan on carrying it even if I do get a little cranky every 28 days, who's going to say anything:supergrin:.

ctfireman
07-26-2012, 16:01
I've always wanted one of those & will buy the first one i find at a decent price.

SigFTW
07-26-2012, 17:20
Very nice!!! You scored big! :thumbsup:

bac1023
07-26-2012, 22:20
Very nice

Congrats! :cool:

countrygun
07-26-2012, 22:54
Thanks gang.

I had just given my wife a bit of a lecture about not buying a gun (because of her bringing her 2nd 1911 in a few months home on a whim) that you didn't plan for. :upeyes: Buuuuuuut it worked out OK in the long run, I guess:whistling:

(Besides the smith was cheaper than the Taurus 1911):supergrin:

Bruce M
07-27-2012, 05:27
Very nice find. And while it may have been less than the Taurus, I would think it the better gun. But that might just be me.

wirenut
07-27-2012, 06:33
yep that's a score been looking for one for a while now. nice

DonD
07-27-2012, 07:03
Yeah, so what if it has "Lady Smith" on it, it is a handsome firearm. Don

countrygun
07-27-2012, 10:23
Very nice find. And while it may have been less than the Taurus, I would think it the better gun. But that might just be me.


The Taurus isn't particularly "bad". a lot of nice features. She brought home the Springfield Trophy Match (I posted in in the 1911 forum some time ago) but I didn't think, mainly thanks to the sights and the mag funnel, that is was a "great" carry gun. We have 5 other "Tauri" that have run fine and she carries one, so when she saw a 1911 with "Taurus" on it.......

Glock40man
07-27-2012, 12:17
Congrats!:cool: The 3913s are great, I almost bought a LS a few days ago.

pennlineman
07-28-2012, 07:31
Very nice S&W, congrats!

razorbacker
07-28-2012, 18:08
Nice looking 3913. I've got a few of these 3rd gen Smiths and love them. I've never understood the fuss of folks perfering the NL over the LS models. When that bullet leaves the barrell it doesn't care what words are written on the side. The 3913LS is a very attractive gun in my book!

countrygun
07-28-2012, 18:13
Nice looking 3913. I've got a few of these 3rd gen Smiths and love them. I've never understood the fuss of folks perfering the NL over the LS models. When that bullet leaves the barrell it doesn't care words are written on the side. The 3913LS is a very attractive gun in my book!

Exactly

Anybody who handles, much less fires one, and still wouldn't buy and carry one because of the script on the slide, is WAAAAYYYY TOOO insecure. I admit it if was PINK I might have hesitated, because it would clash with my "outfits" but if it were more of a magenta wellll:supergrin:

ca survivor
07-29-2012, 09:32
Very nice, congrats! and good luck finding a holster for it.

countrygun
07-29-2012, 10:12
Very nice, congrats! and good luck finding a holster for it.


I have made quite a few of my own but it actually rides rather nicely in a Ted Blocker holster I have for Colt Officers model-size 1911.

Milt Sparks has a couple of designs they list. Due to the fact that it's parent gun, the model 39 was actually designed initially as a replacement for the 1911 in the 1950s and shares a certain similarity in holsters the Mini version of the 39 shares the same with Mini 1911s


ETA i have found many holsters for the Colt "Commander" that accomodate the model 39 as well

ca survivor
07-29-2012, 10:19
I have the CS, and it will not fit on a Colt defender holster by Don Humes, the closer fit I can find is on a holster for a Sig 239 and is not perfect, I'll try Milt, thanks

countrygun
07-29-2012, 10:24
I have the CS, and it will not fit on a Colt defender holster by Don Humes, the closer fit I can find is on a holster for a Sig 239 and is not perfect, I'll try Milt, thanks


Try the Ted Blocker "DA2" for a Colt Officer.

That design is flexible, for instance I have carried a SAA clone in a DA2 that was designed for a 4' "K" frame, go figure:dunno:

If you don'r mind a "yaqui slide" there are several on the market that I think would fit. I am trying to find the one I had, and obviously didn't use, to try it

Glockster17
07-29-2012, 10:31
Lucky Man. A wife that shoots and buys guns and you find a nice 3rd Gen. Lucky Man... Congrats. Rob

dnuggett
07-29-2012, 12:24
Looks nice!

carbuncle
07-29-2012, 16:42
Very nice, the 3913 is a bucket list gun for me, too!

countrygun
07-29-2012, 16:54
Very nice, the 3913 is a bucket list gun for me, too!

This was the last of the "really want it to carry" biggies on my list. One "itch" to scratch and one "If I had only" holes to fill, but it will be just serendipity to find them, I don't need them, and I am having a lot of fun with the ones I buy on impulse just looking. ......Example:

While on a trip,

Hey hon, I heard the feed shop in the next town has a gun counter. why don't we look in case they have one of the last bucket list guns?"

"Oh look at what they have, it's one of those neat old Marlin 989 .22s, you know, they look like an M-1 carbine.
don't see them too often. It'd be a lot of fun for the money"


:whistling: