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Thread: Just inherited a LNIB S&W 3904. Questions & help needed, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Straight Shooter View Post
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    If you only knew how long this took me. STICKMAN I AINT, but here you go.
    Also- the mag says 8 rounds..it will hold nine tho. Do the mags marked as nine rounders stick out from the bottom of frame, or are they flush?
    I do believe they are flush. one of the big changes from the three digit (439, 539, 639) to next generation four digits such as yours was the grips. the original 39 and the three digits had grips held in place with traditional grip screws, two one each side.

    As you can see, the 3904 has snap on, one piece grips. They would fit flush with your grips, look a little odd with a 639.
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    Quote Originally Posted by titsonritz View Post
    Glad to help. Brownells has them too

    They are flush fit.
    Thank you again...apprently I did NOT look "errwhere"!!
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    I like the S&W39. Always felt good in my hand. The Illinois State Police adopted it in 1967.

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    These are a solid, dependable workhorse. I have a handful of double stack 9mm third gens and a couple of 10mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary1911A1 View Post
    I like the S&W39. Always felt good in my hand. The Illinois State Police adopted it in 1967.
    The SEAL's used them as well, Mk 22 Mod 0 'Hush puppy'
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary1911A1 View Post
    I like the S&W39. Always felt good in my hand. The Illinois State Police adopted it in 1967.
    I had a S&W Model 39 issued to me when I first started, then a Model 439. They went down hard due to parts breakage every 3,000 to 4,000 rounds, probably due to the +P+ ammunition. People that rarely shot them had no complaints.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T2C View Post
    I had a S&W Model 39 issued to me when I first started, then a Model 439. They went down hard due to parts breakage every 3,000 to 4,000 rounds, probably due to the +P+ ammunition. People that rarely shot them had no complaints.
    That was why 'mine' lasted so good. we shot 147gr loaded to Hydra-Shok velocities as our range training ammo. At the time that was what we thought was the best duty round. We probably rode that pony too long.
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