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Old 01-09-2020, 02:39 PM
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Seems like most of the 59 series "factory" mags are nickel.

I have a few *black* 69 series mags that work great, but they are not marked with any letters whatsoever. I didn't buy them new.
There's no "S" on the side, no "S&W" on the bottom of the baseplate.
The followers look like the standard S&W followers - black and orange. So that makes me think they are factory.

They look just like the mags in the attached photo.
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Sure were. Most of the "blued" mags came with blued guns, such as the 39/39-2 and in your case these are most likely 459/469/5904/6904 double stack mags.

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IIRC I've got a bunch of blue 14rd & 15 factory mags in my box-O-mags also some 12 rounders for ..... either a old 469 or 6904???

S&W on the steel base plate........

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There were many for 1st and 2nd Gens but for 3rd Gens the ratio of blued to bright would be shockingly low. S&W went great gonzo with stainless guns for the 3rd Gens and blued finish guns were scarce.
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I had a 15 round blue come with a 915.
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There were many for 1st and 2nd Gens but for 3rd Gens the ratio of blued to bright would be shockingly low. S&W went great gonzo with stainless guns for the 3rd Gens and blued finish guns were scarce.
Me thinks that was a good thing.
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I have a NIB Model 915 that came with two silver/“stainless” mags so I find it interesting that yours came with black.

The blued 3rd Gens are relatively scarce in a couple of the models are really hard to find... 5905 and 4505 are nearly vaporware. I’ve seen NIB examples of either sell for nearly 2x the market of it’s stainless counterpart.
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My S&W PC 3566 Compact came with two PC marked blue magazines, see photo. Also, there were some extended 356TSW magazines PC marked, see photo. I sold the blue ones and purchased stainless steel, no more rust.
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My NIB 3914 (made in Oct-1989) came with black mags.

By 2015 they were just a faded memory, stainless steel mags only for my NIB 3914DAO.

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I have a NIB Model 915 that came with two silver/“stainless” mags so I find it interesting that yours came with black.
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I guess i should have qualified that. I bought it from a guy trying to sell it to a gun store that didn't want it. No idea if it came from the factory with it, but the mag had the same rust freckling on it the gun did, so they had been together since the moisture event....Price was too good, he only wanted $200 for it and a little oil took care of the freckling. Guy said he inherited it from his dad and the gun looked liked it had very little wear on it, may have not even been fired. I had no need for it since I have a 5903, but the price was too good to pass up.

I traded the gun and a 10round mag +$100 to another store for a 6904 that came with 1 stainless mag.

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