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tofuti
02-22-2010, 8:24 AM
My first gen S&W 9mm needs a new barrel (large recess in the chamber causing bulging cases).

Are the model 59&39 barrels identical?

Anyone know of a bay-area source that might have one kicking around in a drawer? I've checked online but hesitant to buy a used and long-out-of-production part w/o having a look at it first.

jinggoyd1967
02-22-2010, 11:02 AM
These gunbroker items seem to indicate that they are.
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=158458386
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=158481065

This website has a new Model 59 barrel listed for $125.
http://www.gun-parts.com/smithandwesson/ (Bob's Gun Parts)

bwiese
02-22-2010, 11:50 AM
You might wanna compare a factory S&W bbl to the lowball aftermarket.

Unfortunately 2nd/3rdGen S&W bbls are relatively rare - you don't see them nearly as often as Glock, Browning, etc. replacement bbls.

I know what I'd bet my life on.

dfletcher
02-22-2010, 12:24 PM
My first gen S&W 9mm needs a new barrel (large recess in the chamber causing bulging cases).

Are the model 59&39 barrels identical?

Anyone know of a bay-area source that might have one kicking around in a drawer? I've checked online but hesitant to buy a used and long-out-of-production part w/o having a look at it first.

According to Numrich Arms listing they are the same. They have used available for $58.00 (which you may have already learned) and new stainless for $128.00. I've pretty always found Numrich condition to mean at least serviceable, usually better, on their used stuff

Mr. Beretta
02-22-2010, 3:56 PM
Does yours use a bushing?

tofuti
02-22-2010, 4:02 PM
Does yours use a bushing?

Sure does.

Mr. Beretta
02-22-2010, 5:22 PM
Pls. check your PM. Thx.