I was not familiar with this model. Great gift and you should enjoy it for as long as you have it. The gun shop said to use only high quality brand name cartridges, no re-loads. The shape of the rimmed cartridge limited the magazine capacity to five rounds. This is considered a first generation pistol.
The new guns don't hold a candle to these classic well built older guns. It is in excellent condition, it has a Pinned Barrel and recesed chambers. The grip escutcheon is now dished instead of contoured with the grip and grip screw head is rounded instead of contoured See drawing. That number looks to me to be composed of little dots as opposed to a stamped number. Value, well I'm no expert, but if it's in fine shape, don't let it go for less than four-Franklins. The old guns without the serial numbers are the ones that can be a little trickier.
A large number of Model 37 variants with a lanyard ring attached were made for Japan. By the way, some Smiths have a lot of numbers on them. I have not as yet run any Remington or Winchester rounds through it to see if it still has the stovepipe problem and I can't find any information about this gun with respect to any possible ammunition limitations. Many have the book and would have looked it up for you. Certain special features cannot be attributed to the factory. Any Info would be greatly appreciated! Can I use +p ammunition safely in it? Could anyone help me with this? It's not that I'd ever get rid of it anyway. Recorded serial range 53565 - 60120 Mechanically the same as the last type, the only change in this is the barrel mark.
While keeping the slide back in that position pull the lock pin from the left side through until it's out. I use a Sharpie, with cap on it, to push it in from the opposite side. The nickel option was also added to the Model 39. It also has the number 116 engraved on the yoke. These pistols, including the single column magazine 439, were much improved over the Model 59 series.
Ghosting your own post will get you a timeout. I doubt that state adoption would be as early as the 1945-49 time frame. The hammer knurling is changed and checkering added to the trigger. They have a 'personal defense' round, 135gr. Beautiful, expensive, sought after then and now. For the Model 36, they sought to design a revolver that could fire the more powerful compared to the or the round in a small, concealable package. The Model 39 continues to be popular with those who appreciate the ergonomic hand fit and handling of the pistol.
The Model 39 was produced in limited numbers with a steel frame. It just fed and shot and ejected and fed again without fail. Tighten your grip and remeber to push out with your primary hand and resist with your support hand. If that doesn't work, then you could try to contact a gun shop and see if they can help you. Indeed they are only a beginning, but hopefully they will be a stepping stone to enable the next student to do a better job. I simply misinterpreted, applying an unduly narrow perspective. He worked with me to improve my grip and taught me a method of pulling the trigger at the trigger reset instead of allowing it to come forward.
Leave out the last couple of digits if you like, but include x's. Magazines for the first and second generation 39's are available through Midway. Some special models of the gun can be worth thousands. I cannot contradict your statement concerning a Texas State order, but there were only perhaps 150 or so of these guns made across the entire 1946-49 period of their production and the model is extremely rare. Kept mine in great shape for years until I kept it inside of a rolled up sleeping bag for awhile. Recorded serial range 45 - 312.
The barrel stamp has moved closer to the hinge. It has a magazine release located at the rear of the trigger guard, similar to the it was designed to replace. I'd estimate your gun was produced towards the end of the 1st Models which might put it out-the-door around 1901-02? I am sure the die was changed prior to 50,000 serial range and after 44,602. Eight original nickel finishes recorded. The overall length of the Model 39 is 7. This pistol featured a sound suppressor and this variant also featured a slide lock that locked the slide in place when the pistol was fired, eliminating even the motion of the slide from creating sound.
At the time of its introduction, the Model 39 was designed to be competitive in military contracts. No issue with pockmarks, although both the frame and slide bluing picked up wear very quickly from carrying. First generation models use a 2 digit model number, second generation use 3 digits, and third generation models use 4 digits. The Mk 22 Mod 0 had raised iron sights, to provide easier sighting over a bulky suppressor. I will simply contribute a few amplifying comments, several illustrative photos and a single perhaps contrary notation.
The Black Hills 124 grain +P uses a modern expanding bullet. Its purpose was to eliminate sentry dogs or guards without alarming the main target. The open top slide and oscillating wedge lock-up were definitely European in taste. More than just an abstraction, such were stamped in the frame yokes. After our house was robbed, she started carrying my heavy 357 around but wanted something lighter. 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. A picture is a great help, as minor features changed over the years pinned vs.