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    I have an origional S&W 59 with the origional Mags and I think I still have the box. Good condition and shot little. Anyone know what they're going for. I seldom sell guns but am thinking about getting rid of this one.

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    looks like, on gunbroker.com, they're going for anywhere between $300 to $450, depending on the condition and finish (one I saw was nickel-plated)...

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    kle wrote:
    looks like, on gunbroker.com, they're going for anywhere between $300 to $450, depending on the condition and finish (one I saw was nickel-plated)...
    Thanks Kle. This one's blue. I've probably had it for 25 years and while I don't care much for autos, I really hate this thing. I run across it once in a while and think about selling it.

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    There's a blued on on gunsamerica for $359.

    http://www.gunsamerica.com/Classifie...966913948.aspx

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    Thanks Dixiehacker. I think I'll take it to the next show and see if I can trade or sell it.

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    That's a nice pistol Pete. James City County PD used to issue them and I got to shoot my buddy's piece on a regular basis.

    My first 9mm was a S&W Model 39 and I loved it!
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    this is from the most recent Blue Book:

    MODEL 39 STEEL FRAME

    - 9mm Para. cal., 8 shot, 4 in. barrel, long ejector, walnut stocks, blue, adj. rear windage only sight, double action, walnut grips, 927 mfg. during 1966 only in 3 ser. no. ranges.

    Grading 100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60%

    $1,495 $1,325 $1,125 $975 $850 $735 $650



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    MODEL 39 ALLOY FRAME

    - 9mm Para. cal., alloy frame, this model was unmarked up to ser. no. approx. 2,600, early guns had a short safety lever, checkered walnut grips, blue or nickel finish. Mfg. started 1954.

    Grading 100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60%

    $400 $350 $315 $260 $210 $175 $140



    Add $35 for nickel finish.

    Collectors report an approx. ser. no. range 1,001-105,000 with long ejector.

    This model was the first commercially mfg. 9mm Para. double action semi-auto in the U.S.



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    MODEL 39 ALLOY FRAME EARLY MFG. (PRE-39)

    - short safety, first group of 298 were produced for military inspection, various markings include "Quantico, VA", approx. ser. no. range 1,001-2,600. Mfg. 1954-55.

    Grading 100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60%

    $1,495 $1,325 $1,125 $975 $850 $735 $650



    Add 50% for early manufacture original military trial guns.





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    MODEL 39-2 ALLOY FRAME (LATER PRODUCTION)

    - 7.65mm (.30 Luger) or 9mm Para. cal., double action, 8 shot mag., 4 in. barrel, checkered walnut grips, adj. sight, alloy frame, approx. 1971, the 39-2 was introduced as an improved version. Mfg. 1970-82.

    Grading 100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60%

    9mm Para. $395 $365 $325 $260 $240 $220 $200

    7.65mm cal. $1,375 $1,250 $1,100 $950 $825 $700 $625



    Add 10% for nickel finish.

    The .30 Luger cal. (7.65mm) was mfg. for the European marketplace only. Very hard to find in the U.S.

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    ODA 226 wrote:
    That's a nice pistol Pete. James City County PD used to issue them and I got to shoot my buddy's piece on a regular basis.

    My first 9mm was a S&W Model 39 and I loved it!
    I bought a 39 shortly before I got the 59 and still have and use it. It was the first caliber conversion I ever did. I got a spare barrel and re chambered it to 38 super.

    I've worn most of the blue off now but it keeps going. It was the only concealment gun I carried for years.

    The 59 is too bulket and no matter what magazine I use, jams.

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    peter nap wrote:
    The 59 is too bulket and no matter what magazine I use, jams.
    how does it jam?

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    kle wrote:
    peter nap wrote:
    The 59 is too bulket and no matter what magazine I use, jams.
    how does it jam?
    On the ramp. Doesn' do it with hardball but it is pure misery with everything else.

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