Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >

Notices

Smith & Wesson Semi-Auto Pistols Other Smith & Wesson Semi-Automatic Pistols from the 1950's to Present


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-26-2012, 08:56 AM
BLUEBELLYYANKEE BLUEBELLYYANKEE is offline
Member
what is a 5906 MILITARY model? what is a 5906 MILITARY model? what is a 5906 MILITARY model? what is a 5906 MILITARY model? what is a 5906 MILITARY model?  
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 232
Likes: 5
Liked 312 Times in 86 Posts
Default what is a 5906 MILITARY model?

Does anybody know what the story is on a "5906 MILITARY"? The gun is all in a black finish but does have the 5906 stamped on the frame. On the slide it indicates that the "decocker returns to fire position". Also on the slide it is laser etched with "MILITARY" in large capital letters. It looks just like the standard safety/decocker on a 5906. Anyway does anybody remember this gun being offered from S&W or some other distributors?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-26-2012, 10:13 AM
18DAI's Avatar
18DAI 18DAI is online now
Member
what is a 5906 MILITARY model? what is a 5906 MILITARY model? what is a 5906 MILITARY model? what is a 5906 MILITARY model? what is a 5906 MILITARY model?  
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: GSO NC
Posts: 5,474
Likes: 17,550
Liked 9,445 Times in 2,242 Posts
Default

It was a docock only, melonite finished 5906. Came out around 2001 -2002. Originally made for a South American military contract IIRC.

The overuns were sold in the states. Very nice 5906 and the finish is very durable. Delivered in a red white and blue export box.

IIRC, member KurtC told us that this was S&W's first experiment with melonite. Their previous matte black finishes proving to be less than durable. Hope this helps! Regards 18DAI
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
5906 military version BLUEBELLYYANKEE Smith & Wesson Semi-Auto Pistols 21 12-18-2017 04:30 PM
Military ID card for vets who aren't military retirees sigp220.45 The Lounge 75 02-10-2017 11:32 PM
Why does a Civilian Police Officer have to save SOLDIERS on a military base????Who thought of that great idea that our Military be disarmed on bases? .460V & XVR Magnum Man The Lounge 60 10-15-2013 07:48 PM
WITHDRAWN: Model 36 (Navy Overrun) & Model of 1950 .44 Military (Pre-21) jeremyws1 GUNS - For Sale or Trade 4 08-12-2010 07:41 PM
Question for you military & military history guys. M29since14 The Lounge 22 04-29-2009 07:56 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:52 PM.


Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.42 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)