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Old 04-04-2021, 09:07 PM
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HOW is it marked? Pretty neat. I've only seen the ring hammer once or twice over the years.
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Something neat and businesslike about the 39 series, and the earlier the better. They just look like a semi-auto should. Nice find.

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Old 04-05-2021, 10:20 AM
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To OP, PM full Sn. I may have info on it. What type of mag did you get with it? Mike
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He said it was 1313 in a previous posting: Pre 39

JADARE, you've got some interesting guns!
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Old 04-05-2021, 01:09 PM
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OH yea! 1313, shipped Nov. 1955 to Gov. facility for sale in the PX.
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HOW is it marked? Pretty neat. I've only seen the ring hammer once or twice over the years.
I have a Model 39, serial 65xxx, that has a ring hammer and a 39-2, serial A164xxx that has a ring hammer.
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Hello batman, I would have expected that your two 39s would have the ring hammer. There was a long Thread on the ring hammer. Very interesting discussion and varied opinions on why the hole existed and then disappeared. I say initially it was introduced in 1954 to resemble some European autos. Why, not a clue. Dropped because the eng. dept. decided to cut production costs.
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