Hogg, Weapons of the Civil War. The serial numbers have no letters, it has a lanyard strap in the grip butt and Trade Mark is on the right side. The one in front of the trigger guard, the fifth screw retained the cylinder lock spring. Did they mark the alloy guns 39-2? As far as the question about disassembly, 1st, as with any firearm, be certain it's unloaded, mag out and no round in chamber, then slide the slide back so the slide lock pin is right below the small opening on the left lower side of the slide. Early guns pre-Model 39 are different in the following respects to numbered models: smaller safety, short tang, long extractor, unique left grip, no trigger play spring and no model number stamping. Please feel free to email me it that is easier. I had the same problem until I took a tactical shooting class with my model 39-2.
Late 1974 — Early 1975 D750,001 — D870,000………Late 1975 — Early 1976 D870,001 — D999,999………Late 1976 — Early 1977 2D00001 - 2D80,000………. The current production mags are stainless steel and really heavy duty. It at least one case a gun has a 5-screw serial and was built as a 4-screw gun. Specimens under serial number 35,731 produced by May 1. This is a quandry with what we found. Its purpose was to eliminate sentry dogs or guards without alarming the main target. Not looking for value as it is sentimental.
The weight of the Model 39 was 1. I carry it for protection and keep it loaded with Black Talons. Betcha can't find those anymore. The Model 39 was used by Naval Special Warfare units during the Viet Nam War. The company's first offering was a lever-action repeating pistol. When I find out more I will let you know.
Steel framed versions of these pistols followed, available with either a stainless, blued, or nickel finish. It shows significant holster and carry wear but is in good shape. The shape of the rimmed cartridge limited the magazine capacity to five rounds. The overall length of the Model 39 was 7. Well, the 3rd Gen equivalent of that pistol is the 6904.
The Model 39 is obsolete in Naval Special Warfare units. Late 1952 — Early 1952 S86,000 — S94,999……. It's not hard to figure out from there. These older guns will take a little more effort to find out their history. The third digit will tell you if a given model is the standard size, mid-size, or compact.
First generation models use a 2 digit model number, second generation use 3 digits, and third generation models use 4 digits. Establishing the form factor that the third gen compacts would follow, these pistols had a 3. The very first group of guns shipped falls in the range of 1001 - c. Unlock additional features, and fewer ads while browsing. Have fired hundreds of rounds through it with no problem. It has the original adjustable rear sight. If its an actual 39 not 39-2 , it would be a steel frame while the 39-2 model has an aluminum frame.
Others are on the rear of the frame, above the gun's grip. The grip was of three pieces made of two walnut wood panels joined by a metal backstrap. The gun's purpose was to eliminate sentry dogs or guards without alarming the main target. Semi-Automatic 9mm from the early 1970's going by the serial number. The Model 39 was originally manufactured with an anodized aluminum frame, a curved backstrap and a blued carbon steel slide that carried the manual safety.
It was manufactured 1861 - 1874, with a total production of 77,020. I use these in my 639 which is a second generation and stainless but the mags are the same. Most are double stack, but a few single stack versions were made. It can be identified by its octagonal barrel, smooth cylinder lacking fluting and the flat shape of the grip butt. The letters continue on through the alphabet, for pistols manufactured at later dates.
Long extractors tended to be fragile and were replaced by the pivoting type. Kept mine in great shape for years until I kept it inside of a rolled up sleeping bag for awhile. I purchased a new Model 39-2 in 1971. It has a lot of info that might be of interest to many of you. Our chart covers most of the regular production models for the discontinued Smiths chambered in major service calibers. It has a magazine release located at the rear of the trigger guard, similar to the it was designed to replace.