Note: see below attributions However, the best place to determine a current price is the marketplace, itself. The M39-2 that I use as a shooter, shoots well and I have never had any real problems with it. Comes with the one magazine. Did a nice action clean up too. It never hurts to ask, right? Only about 100 of the Model 639 were made in the early 1970s, and many of those were sent back to Colt in 1975 under a recall. The device does that job well — at least until it had been fired extensively, which slowly fills up the non-disassemblable unit with carbon and powder residue, substantially reducing its effectiveness. It's now my daily carry gun and performs well at the range too.
It looks like a gen 3 safety no ugly screw. Muzzle velocities for barrel lengths of 20, 16 and 14. These guns were withdrawn from service when that agency upgraded to the. . First generation Model 39 slides used either a long, spring steel extractor or a spring-loaded, pivoting claw extractor. My guess: the extractor groove was cut slightly too wide, leaving a very thin wall between the two machine cuts at the very start.
I think you'll get a new slide. And never mind the serious drop in muzzle velocity with such a short barrel. Edison, New Jersey: Chartwell Books, Inc. This Is One Fantastic Collectible From The History Of The M-16. He opened a box of 9mm reloads and proceeded to push 9 rounds into it and slid it into the 639 and smiled. I always thought the wood grips vs. The Army Ordnance Corps issued a proposal for an American equivalent to the P38.
The Complete Encyclopedia of Pistols and Revolvers. Iola, Wisconsin: F+W Media, Inc. Couldn't run a mag through it with any ammo, without some problem occurring. Previous owner had tried to fit Millett sights designed for a 1911. My experience with these beasts is limited, but I suspect that the muzzle device was actually intended to alter the pressure curve and dwell-time in the gas system. Some Close Up photo's would really help.
Gave it to a very good 'smith near here. Sorry, I just can't bring myself to part with even one. As a point of trivia: the P225 was issued in limited quantites to selected members of the Massachusetts State Police. Wouldn't welding anneal soften the area? There is not much velocity loss by 1. If so, dressing the area after welding shouldn't be too difficult.
If you have done so and entered your login information, change your password immediately, and ensure the email address on your account is correct. Grif, You don't need all three of those 639's. The Model 39 employed many features common to the Walther P38 such as a decocking safety that disconnected the trigger and hammer. Yes Shipping Weight The total weight of the product and its packaging, as calculated by the shipping carrier. I'm not sure if it would be accurate to characterize the Model 39 as troubled.
The gun's purpose was to eliminate sentry dogs or guards without alarming the main target. As one of the largest holster merchants on the planet, we offer you more than virtually any other store. The grip was of three pieces made of two walnut wood panels joined by a metal backstrap. I traded it in after three months of suffering. You are likely to find that pistol be generally reliable and satisfactory in performance. Long extractors tended to be fragile and were replaced by the pivoting type. Essentially, from what I understand, each police agency in what was then the Bundesrepublik West Germany could work from a list of approved models to equip their force.
I have one with the adjustable ramped sights but I have yet to find one like this. The weight of the Model 39 was 1. Some owners, however, kept their carbines and instead registered the muzzle devices, allowing them legally remain on the guns. Whereas on the other end - the buyer - an emotional value is irrelevant. Here's a pic of mine to help get you motivated: These are really neat guns, with a great-feeling slim grip and perfect balance.