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    ffry63 is offline Junior Member
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    S&W Model 439

    I have recently aquired a Model 439 as my first handgun. I just have two questions since I am really not familiar with handguns. 1, if were to trade this in for a more modern handgun, about how much can I expect to get for it and 2, I have problems with aqcuiring the target and aiming properly because the fron sight tends to dissappear particularly while shooting indoors/low light. Is there any type of luminescent paint I could apply to make the sight brighter for easier targeting?
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    Ryan

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    Money wise around here they are going for about $450 give or take $50 depending on condition and if you have box papers and all that junk. Now a dealer will not give you that much. Probaly about $300 at best. I have tried a few different paints and they are a pain. Keep coming off. Take it to a good gunsmith and see what he suggest and then research it. Good luck.

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    You might try the inexpensive Nitesiters in the advertising link at the top of the page. One of our regular forum members here, JeffWard, gave them a "glowing" review a short time ago. A quick search should turn up the thread.

    Here, I'll make it easy for you: http://www.nitesiters.com/ and NiteSiters Product Review (5 Days).
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    Thanks for the info, I'll check into the sights. I don't know if I'll get rid of it anytime soon, I'm growing acustom to it.

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    I recently bought a 539, same gun with a steel frame. It is the most accurate 9mm pistol I have ever shot in over 35 years of shooting handguns, and is very comfortable to hold and to shoot. It ia also easy to carry because it is slim. I looked for one for sale for years before I found it.

    I'd recommend you keep shooting that old time pistol, get to know it a little better-it will shoot and feel better as you get used to it.

    Try this site :
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    Go to the autopistols section, register and search for Model 39 and 439, then post asking for information on your pistol-give them the SN and tell them it's your fires handgun, etc.

    The 39 series-what you have-is extremely popluar and there are quite a few on that forum who are real fans of these pistols.

    IMO, any of the later 39's-like yours-are first rate carry pistols, excellent shooters, reliable and accurate.

    I'd never sell it.

    mark
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