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These were sold alongside of the alloy frames, which are far more common.
I may also be able to give you other information about it. All the information you provided is appreciated and helpful.
If it is not model stamped, the value could be even higher. While I am primarily a revolver guy, I find these early pistols - and their history - quite fascinating.
Regards, JP I have the serial no 39 all steel...from the Walnut of the desk of Carl Hellstrom ...according to Jinks.
ALso this seril no 39 model 39 is only factory chrome all steel I have ever seen..original box..this early or late issue? To address your question, I believe there were only 1,000 steel frames ever made.
All were made early, but none were sold until 1966, as related in my earlier post. Your Pre-Model 39 shipped from the S&W factory in November, 1955.
All those sold through normal distribution channels had much higher numbers than your #39. It went to a distributor who did lots of engraving and that may be where your gun received its decorations.