But the most startling innovation was the Smith & Wesson Model 39; originally simply called the 9mm Automatic. The Model 39 is a double-action first-shot 9mm Luger caliber pistol with a single column magazine. The pistol has sometimes been called an Americanized P 38.When did the Smith and Wesson 9mm pistol come out?
The original 9mm Smith & Wesson was officially introduced in 1955 though it did not garner any police or military contracts at this time. The pistol was originally offered with both steel and aluminum frames, but the steel frame pistols are quite rare.What was the first Smith and Wesson Wonder 9?
The Smith & Wesson Model 59 combined the double action trigger of the Model 39 with a double column magazine. The new Model 59 was the first of the wonder nines with a total capacity of fifteen rounds of ammunition along with a double-action first-shot trigger system.What was the feed ramp for the Smith and Wesson m 39?
The original feed ramp was an odd design with a hump in mid length. While pistolsmiths attempted to polish and reconfigure this ramp, the Model 39 was a difficult pistol to convince to feed hollow point ammunition. (The ISP originally used ball ammunition.) The 39-2 was a much improved pistol with a new design extractor, feed ramp and sights.