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Old 03-26-2020, 11:22 AM
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Picked this little beauty up yesterday with 2 mags for $300 in a private sale. The serial VDKxxxx according to the motorship puts it at Jan 1996, so an early 908. Would say the finish is a solid 92% for its age. Got to change out the hogue's for some factory grips but will fit in nicely with the 12 other 3rd gens I own.



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Old 03-26-2020, 12:51 PM
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I just got VDLxxxx at about the same deal. Won’t see it for a while tho.
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Nice addition.

Got my VJC prefix for a little bit less. (Money and finish.) Really like it and I agree it “fits” with the others. Not to much lost in the “value” line.

I took JohnHL’s, (hope the apostrophe is in the correct place, he’s a stickler about that, ) idea and got a flat slide release. While I was ordering I also got a 3914 guide rod and new spring. I got lucky and Numrich actually had everything I wanted. Not needed.

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A nice gun for the price. You may hear about it being the economy model and how it is not as good as a "real: third gen, but if that was true - that was then. Now its a "They don't make them like that any more". I hope that gives you many years of safe fun.
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Congratulations! IMHO, you got one of the most exceptional 'sleeper' of the entire S&W line. Modify it or don't. But, do shoot the heck out of it. That model is every bit the equal of any M 3919 version in accuracy, reliability, functionality and ergonomics. Enjoy the ownership of it and don't ever let anyone run it down.

I own three versions of the M 3913 and one M 908. Guess which one always goes to the range with me?
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Ive got a 3913 California dept of corrections I've had for 6yrs and a 3914ls which I picked up last month. This will probably take its place in my center console. I carry an ec9s now since the laser etching on the 3913 is starting to rub off. The 3914ls is too nice for carry and will sit in the safe.

Got a member sending factory grips for free, so that takes care of the hogues. Will return the favor on my off days by offering up 2 of the 6906 grips Ive had listed. Will order new springs this weekend and a new guide rod since the only other values I own are a 909 and 457.
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I’m really looking forward to getting mine... my first S&W auto, first 3rd gen, and my first TDA (never fired one before).
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I’m really looking forward to getting mine... my first S&W auto, first 3rd gen, and my first TDA (never fired one before).
You wont be able to stop buying them once you get the bug
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The 908 triggered a buying spree for me. Already owned a 1076 from about 20 years ago. Also had a 5903 from maybe 18 years ago (bought because I didn't own a 9mm). Picked up a 908 from a private sale for $225 just because it was cheap. Fell in love with the gun. It took the place of the Shield 40 for EDC. Then picked up a 4053 just because. Decided I wanted a 3913 since the 908 wasn't stainless. Finally got a deal on a 3913 on Gunbroker (current EDC and will be for the foreseeable future). Then I picked up a 915 from a private sale for $200 and promptly traded for a 6904 +$130 at a LGS. Then I ran across a 4013 that I got for about $385 out door then a 4006 for about the same at another store. Can't seem to stop buying them now. This has all happened in the last 1.5 years. Saw a 5926 but they wanted $500 for it and I have no desire to spend that much, so let it sit in their cabinet.

And since I now have the setup to bead blast the finish on the stainless guns, I can buy one with a scratched up slide and refurb it, so it makes it easier to buy an abused one especially when the price is right.

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