Considering unfired LNIB Blue S&W Model 39-2

Discussion in 'Autoloaders' started by FullySupported, Feb 28, 2019.

  1. FullySupported

    FullySupported Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2019
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2019
  2. WC145

    WC145 Every day is Saturday and every night's a party!

    Jan 1, 2013
    I had one years ago back when they were making them. Nice enough gun, reminiscent of a single stack BHP with a DA/SA trigger. There's no way in hell I'd pay $1100 for one, even if it was NIB/unfired, they made a mess of them and there's nothing special or collectible about them.

  3. Lou1

    Lou1 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Sep 1, 2018
    Unless it’s a LNIB and unfired that seems a little high. I see these on Gunbroker a lot around 800 - 900.
  4. WC145

    WC145 Every day is Saturday and every night's a party!

    Jan 1, 2013
    Heck, I wouldn't pay $800-$900 either. Is there some cult fascination with these I'm unaware of?
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  5. Scaramouche

    Scaramouche Student of the Columbian Exchange Supporting Addict

    Sep 15, 2015
    I'm with @WC145, $1100 is way to much. Jaquas Fine Guns has a 39-2 in very good condition at $795.00 and I think that's to high. But you know it's a free market and whatever the market will bear.
    I'd keep shopping. Thing to think about with discontinued guns that you intend to shoot is parts & service.

    Maybe spend some time over on the Smith & Wesson forum to get a feel where the market is with these guns. My perspective is probably skewed as when these guns came along the Browning Hi Power was the 9 mm to have.
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  6. SparkyAZ

    SparkyAZ It is a dry heat, right... Supporting Addict

    Sep 11, 2012
    The 39-2 is the best of the Model 39 line. That being said, S&W produced many upon many thousands of this model. LNIB is such a broad term and of no interest to collectors. As a shooter maybe $450-600 in my part of this world, maybe an extra $100 for box & docs...
  7. mikegalway

    mikegalway CEO of DILLIGAF industries Supporting Addict

    Feb 23, 2014
    I see them around here in $400.00 - $600.00 range a lot . I owned one years ago , it was a good shooter - carry piece . Major flaw for me was reassembly after field stripping for cleaning .
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  8. switchback

    switchback Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2014
    Too high. I sold my last 39-2 locally for $425 , no box, but a bunch of mags not that many years ago. All the Smith autos are fine pistols, I'm just not a da/as type guy. Too different from my beloved 1911 and p35. Hell even different from my g19. So mine was basically just taking up safe space. As I said initially fine auto tho, little to no collector value do I see. YMMV
  9. Wildcat Creeker

    Wildcat Creeker Well-Known Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    Last year I bought a very nice condition 39-2 in the box with 3 mags for $460.00 face to face. Have not shot it yet, but hopefully when the winter weather breaks I will run some ammo through it.
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  10. jodyisaacs

    jodyisaacs Member

    Oct 8, 2017
    Yes there is. There is a little following for what have been deemed the Smith & Wesson 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Gen handguns. I'm in that cult... And I wouldn't pay 8-900 for it either. A 3rd Gen 1006... Different

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  11. Lou1

    Lou1 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Sep 1, 2018
    Yep, I missed that ! DOH !! Ok then, the asking prices I’m seeing for that condition are comparable to your LGS. There’s currently an unfired nickel version with an actual bid price of $1500.
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  12. Just Terry

    Just Terry Well-Known Member

    Dec 24, 2018
    the 39 was my edc back in the day,almost 40 years ago. Loved it. If your a serious S&W collector,its all yours,otherwise,a 39 in great condx can be had for a LOT less
  13. Just Terry

    Just Terry Well-Known Member

    Dec 24, 2018
    Nickel brings the big bucks with S&W collectors

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