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Old 09-10-2018, 07:52 AM
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Know we all like pics to get the week off on the right foot.

Just snagged at auction a fine 639. Serial A770823 plus the short extractor make it a very young 639--BOD/Ship date summer of 1982?

She joined her younger sibling for a quick pic and range trip yesterday.
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The M639 is vastly underappreciated.
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Old 09-11-2018, 02:00 PM
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Apparently. Gavel price at auction was just over $300.

The 639 is a lot of gun for that $$.
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Old 09-11-2018, 05:28 PM
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Mercy! Thanks for sharing/gloating.
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Great snag there!! I think I paid $79 more than you last year when I got a 1982 model also. I have posted pics here a few times of it but what the heck a few more wont hurt. Enjoy!
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A 639 was my first non-modern purchase. I now look back on the seller like the guy giving drugs to kids on the schoolyard.
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Great piece. That's a near perfect carry gun to my way of thinking, if I could get past that rear sight.
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Gents:

Know we all like pics to get the week off on the right foot.

Just snagged at auction a fine 639. Serial A770823 plus the short extractor make it a very young 639--BOD/Ship date summer of 1982?

She joined her younger sibling for a quick pic and range trip yesterday.
My guesstimate would be Sept/Oct time frame.
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Old 09-12-2018, 04:31 AM
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Now then, the other pistol (I'll guess a 439...), looks like someone took down the rear sight a bit?
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I would be the guilty party.

When I first picked up the 439, I contemplated using it as my CCW. The ears initially drove me nuts--I thought they hampered peripheral sight picture. They almost made me feel claustrophobic.

Since replacement ears were readily available, and since I was already replacing the rear blade with a two-dot, I pulled it and made a trip to the belt sander.

Whether I've grown accustomed to the sight, or the stainless contrast alters my impression, those on the 639 are not nearly as bothersome.
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Great piece. That's a near perfect carry gun to my way of thinking, if I could get past that rear sight.
If you run out of bullets you can always throw it at the bad guy, I mean it's kind of a boat anchor. Great shooter but a little heavy to carry.
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I would be the guilty party.

When I first picked up the 439, I contemplated using it as my CCW. The ears initially drove me nuts--I thought they hampered peripheral sight picture. They almost made me feel claustrophobic.

Since replacement ears were readily available, and since I was already replacing the rear blade with a two-dot, I pulled it and made a trip to the belt sander.

Whether I've grown accustomed to the sight, or the stainless contrast alters my impression, those on the 639 are not nearly as bothersome.
No complaints from me -- I feel similarly about those protective ears. I've actually seen one picture from the 'net that shows a 645 with the sight cut down even more, FAR more, from what you did. It looks better than original, as does yours.
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I paid $300 (?) for mine NIB in 1985. That steel frame does a great job of dampening recoil.
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