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Old 10-12-2018, 08:52 AM
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I decided instead of that 411 for $325 OTD I would spend another $25 and pick up another 5906, this one with the "hooked" trigger guard. Cleaned it up last night using mostly MPro7 for a change. Came out pretty well. Let me suggest for some stubborn spots some MPro7 (or other cleaner of your choice) with a white Scotchbrite pad. A few passes with the white pad seem to add an extra layer of clean without doing any noticeable damage to the finish.

This gun is a TEYxxxx serial number so I'm thinking it's circa 1989-90, fairly early production but with Novak's low profile sites instead of the adjustable. Most of the "hooked" trigger guard 5906s I see have the adjustable rear sight with ears, except for LE trade-ins that are offered for sale from time to time online, so maybe that's the source of this particular gun on the consumer market. It appears to have been carried but shot little.
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Old 10-12-2018, 10:17 AM
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Looks pretty clean for $350. Condition maybe 90% 95%. I love the 59 and the gens after it.
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Old 10-12-2018, 02:30 PM
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When I was searching for my first semi-auto back in the early 90s, I discovered that the 659 (the first semi I ever shot) had been superseded by the 5906 - which I bought brand new. It was a Novak/squared trigger guard variant like this one. In retrospect, I probably would have been happier with the 3906 but this was the wondernine period so I never gave it a second look. My financial situation at the time prevented me from owning multiple firearms so I later sold the 5906 to fund the purchase of a new Walther P88 Compact - a decision I have never regretted. Of course, I now have the 3906 I should have had in the first place.
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Old 10-16-2018, 02:43 PM
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Just bought a Parkerized 5906 with 3 mags at gun show. I got it for $300.00 and I gave his son a Swiss Army knife. Dealer was offering $225.00 trade in. Gun in 80 percent sharp, It was his fathers not fired in 10 years
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