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Old 10-06-2012, 18:54   #26
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I have no idea how this got into this thread. 'xcuse me.
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Old 10-06-2012, 19:00   #27
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I thought a lot about this scenario and decided I would chase him down a deliver punishment he hadn't even dreamed of. And then I would answer for it.
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Old 10-06-2012, 19:05   #28
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I thought a lot about this scenario and decided I would chase him down a deliver punishment he hadn't even dreamed of. And then I would answer for it.
I admit I am a little jealous but I don't think I would go that far. I would have to get awfully tired of waiting for one to show up on Gunbroker before I'd consider something that severe.
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Old 10-06-2012, 19:08   #29
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IIRC the -1 or fist change was a change to the feed ramp on the 59, -2 was the change in the factory sights. Somewhere in there ther wa also an extractor change IIRC.

Some of the first 59s had some feeding problems that were corrected by a change in the feed ramp
Interesting

The 59 was introduced about the same time as the 39-2, so I just assumed the 59 series had no dash.
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Old 10-06-2012, 19:12   #30
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Well.....When your're into the moment......
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Old 10-06-2012, 19:12   #31
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You know...now that I look at the paperwork from the shop, it doesn't say it's a -2. I had just assumed it was based on most of the 39's I see being -2. I'll have to check the next time I'm in there and see.
Like I said, the 59 and 39-2 were introduced at the same time. The 59 is based on the 39-2. It's just that the grip feels like a 2x4.
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Old 10-06-2012, 19:19   #32
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Those are "real guns". I love seeing the classic Smith's. Takes me back about 30 years.
That's exactly how old this one is.

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Old 10-06-2012, 19:28   #33
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That one be nice! Darn good photography too.
Thanks

I haven't had good lighting the last couple of days, but I'm going to retake the pics of the 39 and 59 as soon as I do.
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Old 10-06-2012, 20:02   #34
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Interesting

The 59 was introduced about the same time as the 39-2, so I just assumed the 59 series had no dash.
I saw a number of the very first 59s choke on the police range after they were issued. Some laid it on to mag followers and others the feed ramp. Smith told the particular department to send them back so I kind of doubt the mag follower excuse. The officers were all carrying 39s so it definitely wasn't a familiarity issue.

2X4 is exactly my description of the 59 grip. it made the P-35 seem svelte (well it is really).
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2X4 is exactly my description of the 59 grip. it made the P-35 seem svelte (well it is really).
Yeah, its amazing how big and square the 59's grip is even for a double stack.

A Hi-Power feels so much better.
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Old 10-06-2012, 20:11   #36
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That blue is nice looking.
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Old 10-06-2012, 20:30   #37
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As a collector ,your to be congratulated on a very nice purchase. As you are well aware, it was the "no dash" that earned the Model 39 as a "jam-o-matic" when it first came out. The -2 had a redesigned extractor that resolved the problem.Have always found them to be outstanding autos. It would seemas though many agree as they are rarely encountered "for sell".
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As a collector ,your to be congratulated on a very nice purchase. As you are well aware, it was the "no dash" that earned the Model 39 as a "jam-o-matic" when it first came out. The -2 had a redesigned extractor that resolved the problem.Have always found them to be outstanding autos. It would seemas though many agree as they are rarely encountered "for sell".
Yeah, I know the early extractors had issues. I'm going to put some rounds down range and see how it does. I strictly bought it for collector's piece though.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:35   #39
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I always liked the chunky look of that rear sight.
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I always liked the chunky look of that rear sight.
I like the look as well.
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:55   #41
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:26   #42
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I admit I am a little jealous but I don't think I would go that far. I would have to get awfully tired of waiting for one to show up on Gunbroker before I'd consider something that severe.
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:00   #43
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very nice collection...congrat
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I officially declare bac a gunaholic, in an exclusive club with membership of one! No one can touch you. Congrats, brother.
My wife and I were planning to go up to Pennsylvania for a couple of days. We figured we could tour Gettysburg, or Bac's gun room. We decided Gettysburg would take less time.
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:43   #49
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Very nice! The older S&W autos have been becoming my favorite older type pistols to buy, after picking up the 1006 I can't stop wanting more.
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Congratualtions! The M39 is a gun that has become underrated in the last two decades. A 539 is the even nicer variation.

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