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Old 03-16-2020, 12:13 PM
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I came across a picture of a 3913 two tone. A black slide on alloy frame. Is this someone putting a 3914 slide on a 3913 frame or a factory two tone gun?
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Old 03-16-2020, 02:22 PM
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I believe you are correct. IIFC, the factory two-tone was a black frame with SS slide.
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I don't recall ever seeing a 2 tone 3913 from the factory. They've all been 3913/14 parts set to one pistol. I could be wrong but I would assume not factory.
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There was one, IIRC. But the one up on the auction board is not it.

Back in the mid 90s there was a "Performance Center Classic Series". Blue slide on a stainless colored aluminum frame, with "Classic Series" in gold script on the right side of the slide.

But I cannot remember if it was only a 3953 or a 3913 as well. And the slide was a 1/2 inch longer too. Hope this helps. Regards 18DAI
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Old 03-20-2020, 08:47 AM
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I came across a picture of a 3913 two tone. A black slide on alloy frame. Is this someone putting a 3914 slide on a 3913 frame or a factory two tone gun?
Maybe someone melonited the slide? Or blackened it some other way possibly??
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I came across a picture of a 3913 two tone. A black slide on alloy frame. Is this someone putting a 3914 slide on a 3913 frame or a factory two tone gun?
Maybe, maybe not. I bought a 3913 two-toned off of Gunbroker several years ago and posted pictures when I joined the forum. Members swore it was a homemade Frankengun because it is a 3914 slide on an alloy 3913NL/LS frame. Some also expressed condolences and said that was the reason I got it so cheaply and uncontested. I couldn't stand not knowing so I sent away for a factory letter which stated that it did leave the factory in that configuration in a small batch to Sports South of Shreveport, LA. He assumed it was a custom order, perhaps for a police department. He also expressed slight frustration with all the requests for the providence of non-collector's items, but I digress. The forum members were also slightly taken aback because it was dated as shipped out before the NL/LS frame was released commercially. One of the old sayings goes, "never say never with Smith & Wesson."

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Old 04-03-2020, 06:05 AM
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So, S&W were making Frankenguns before the fans started doing it. You just never know what you might find.

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So, S&W were making Frankenguns before the fans started doing it. You just never know what you might find.

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Reminds me of the Johnny Cash Song....'One Piece at a Time'
I never listened to much country music and that song was before my time, however I do know many of Cash's big songs. Had never heard that one until just a few months ago. Love it. Watched the video on y0utube.

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