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Old 05-21-2011, 09:18 PM
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Model 39-2, Nickle or Stainless? Model 39-2, Nickle or Stainless? Model 39-2, Nickle or Stainless? Model 39-2, Nickle or Stainless? Model 39-2, Nickle or Stainless?  
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I was shown a 39-2 today and was told it is satinless steel. The frame is highly polished and the slide is matt. I think it is a nickle finish gun. Was the 39-2 ever made in stainless?
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Old 05-21-2011, 09:37 PM
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Nickel is all I know of.
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Old 05-21-2011, 10:28 PM
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Cricker,

if it is a 39-2, then it is either blued steel slide/anodized alloy frame or nickel finish; there were some original model 39s (not -2) that were steel framed, very rare.

The first stainless steel 39 series was the 639 they came out in 1984, they had the protective wings on the rear sights.

The third generation when model went to 4 digits (3900 series) came around 1988, of these the 3906 (#6 denoting ss) was made of stainless steel.

Hope this helps
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Old 05-22-2011, 05:59 AM
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Thanks for confirming my suspicions. I'll be doing my best to let my friend down easily.
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adwjc is correct, the 39-2 was either blued steel slide & aluminum frame or nickel plated. Make sure your friend doesn't use any amonia base cleaner/solvents (hoppes 9) on any nickel gun. This will cause the finish to begin to break up.
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