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Old 01-09-2017, 05:37 PM
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Picked up a nice Model 39 "no Dash" yesterday.

Any chance there is a source for Smith factory magazines with flat metal base and metal followers other than Ebay?

Many thanks in advance, Bo in NC
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Old 01-09-2017, 05:50 PM
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Check out Numrich or gunpartscorp.com. They make exact replacements with the metal followers.
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If you are looking for "period correct" items that match the neat pistol you just got, I absolutely understand and as a matter of fact... I did exactly the same thing many months back to go with my 1964ish five digit SN Model 39 no-dash also. In my case, I simply swapped some items with a buddy, he had gotten them in a Gunbroker auction.

However, it seems worth noting that -all- of the 39 magazines (metal floorplate and plastic follower) and also the larger capacity 9-rd 3906/952 magazines will also fit, feed and function perfectly well in even a no-dash Model 39. These magazines are easily available in many places and definitely on Gunbroker.
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Smith and Wesson factory mags are on sale right now at Midway USA
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Ebay is the best source for original factory 8 round mags with the S&W 9mm marked metal base plates.

The ones with metal followers are a bit more elusive than those with black plastic followers.

I've purchased 7 original 8rd mags off ebay in the $20~$30 range in like new condition to ones with some worn off bluing.Three had metal followers.They all work well in my 39-2.

I have only one original factory Model 59 14rd mag with a metal follower.
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Mags are for sale right here in this forum:

http://smith-wessonforum.com/accesso...ines-sale.html
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Hi Guys and y'all are the greatest.

I just checked Brownells and Midway. Both are shown as "9-round" magazines. Am I wrong, or will this magazine hang out below the bottom of the magazine well? If so, I will have to go another route.

I saw the ones on the forum but it is a 38-mile-round-trip for me to get a money order at the closest PO. I prefer to pay via check or charge card for most things

THANKS so much !!! "Bo"
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2nd reply: I found those magazines on Numrich at $35 each apparently manufactured for or by "GPC" company (Numrich).

Do any of you have any experience with these? I think I had rather have a good reproduction than pay some of the prices I see on Ebay for originals with figure 8 follower and flat base.

Over the years, I have had 439's, 639's, 59's and recently acquired 2 5906's. (I really regret selling a 99% 639 4 years ago to help raise funds for a new house )

I have never had a nice 39 and got this one "right." My close friend has had one for years and I love shooting it in spite of my being a "died-in-the-wool" Smith wheel gun collector.
So, when I saw this one was "NO DASH" and observed PATS PENDING on the slide, I knew I had an old one in my hand.

Serial is: 6511x. What year would this be?

Thanks again, y'all !!!! Bo

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39xx mags will stick out about 1/4" beyond the bottom of the grip. They are also 9 rounds vs 8. I have one that works fine in my 439, which is a generation newer than your 39, but uses the same mags.
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The ones from Numrich/Gun Parts Corp (same company) are good to go.

I have a M39-2 and when I set the original factory mag with metal "X" follower next to the Numrich/GPC one, except for missing the S&W on the floor plate, it is dead bang identical. They really did an excellent job reproducing them.

Functioning has been flawless, I retired the factory mags to preserve them, and bought more of the Numrich ones.
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I have one of the Numrich mags and the fit/finish is like an original mag. It just doesn't have "S&W" on the floor plate. It functions just fine.
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The 3906/952 work perfectly well and do look slightly odd but it isn't radical like a long hi-cap stick mag hanging out of a pistol.

Now I did not know that Numrich made reproduction magazines. If that is something in their arsenal, it seems horribly obvious that they need to tool-up for reproduction Model 52 magazines. That would be a GOLDMINE.
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The 3906/952 work perfectly well and do look slightly odd but it isn't radical like a long hi-cap stick mag hanging out of a pistol.

Now I did not know that Numrich made reproduction magazines. If that is something in their arsenal, it seems horribly obvious that they need to tool-up for reproduction Model 52 magazines. That would be a GOLDMINE.
And 10mm magazines for the 10** series 3rd gens
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I have one of the Numrich mags and the fit/finish is like an original mag. It just doesn't have "S&W" on the floor plate. It functions just fine.
Like NevadaBob, I've had one of these and it performed flawlessly.
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