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Old 11-08-2015, 09:29 AM
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Back in the early 1980s (prior to 1985) I purchased a new S&W stainless steel 9mm. I ended up swapping it in 1996.

I don't have any pics but I remember most of the details. I do not believe it had wrap around rubber grips. I think they were black plastic two-piece grips. It also did not have the large rear sight with side panels or the ambi safety with the philips head screw on the right side.

Any ideas what model it would have been? I might like to replace it someday.
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As a start, if you can recall if it was a steel or alloy, small or medium frame, if it had a single or double column magazine, and if it was SA, SA/DA or DAO - S & W made a bunch of stainless 9 mm pistols at that time.
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Sounds like a fixed sight Model 659. Right time frame and has all the features you remember.
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Early 80s.....pre 85... rules out 3rd Generation ...... new.......

Murphydog..... I don't think there were a lot of stainless autos pre 3rd gen...... post 1988........then again could be wrong.....happened once..



Stainless........639...single stack......only one I can think of........
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+1 for the 659 - With the time line & phillips head screw in the decocker/safety lever it sounds like the ones we carried in the latter part of the 80's.
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Yes it does seem it was a fixed sight 659.
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Double-stack for sure. Not a small frame. Almost certain it was SA/DA. Fixed sights. Safety/decocker on the left side only. Nothing on the right side but a smooth round disc where the safety would have been.
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Don't recall ever seeing a 659....... course the 59 grip turned me away from the Smith double stack 9mms
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Double-stack for sure. Not a small frame. Almost certain it was SA/DA. Fixed sights. Safety/decocker on the left side only. Nothing on the right side but a smooth round disc where the safety would have been.
Model 659 pre-ambi for certain.
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If you are absolutely certain that it was S&W, stainless steel and not nickel plated and you are certain it was pre-1985 then the only possible answers are 639 (8+1 single stack) or 659 (14+1 double stack.)

639 came with wood stocks and the 659 came with thin black plastic stock panels.
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If you are looking to replace it ...... check out the 3rd gen 5906...... an improved 659 and I'm betting a whole lot easier to find.
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Was the 669 available at that time?
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If you are looking to replace it ...... check out the 3rd gen 5906...... an improved 659 and I'm betting a whole lot easier to find.
Absolutely nothing wrong with a 659. Was used by countless LEO Agencies. There are several on the big auction site and a couple with fixed sights. My 659 is my go to 9mm which I bought new in 1984. The OEM black plastic grips are in the box replaced with Hogues.


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If you are looking to replace it ...... check out the 3rd gen 5906...... an improved 659 and I'm betting a whole lot easier to find.
I have a nickel plated 59 that I have as a replacement.

And several 9mm including M&P and CZ.
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Nothing wrong with either gun 59 or 659....the grips are not my cup of tea so I don't pay a lot of attention to them...notice I said "betting".... as I remember more Berettas in Police holsters "around here" in the 80s than Smiths...............................my first hi-cap 9mm in the mid/late 80s (pre 3rd gen) was a Beretta 92 Compact



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to give OP/Feep another option if he was looking to replace the gun he couldn't remember the Model # of......



Feep if I wasn't already deep into Smith 3rd Gen autos......... I would have had a number of CZs........CZ weren't very common in the early 90s..... just their "knockoffs" from this side of the old "Iron Curtain"........
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