The Smith & Wesson 39 was the first generation American made double-action 9mm semi-auto handgun based on the German double-action 9mm pistol. Manufactured originally with a steel slide and steel frame until number 927 (1954-1966). At that point the Model 39 became the Model 39-2 and was manufactured with an alloy frame until production ceased in 1983. It was followed by second generation models; the and the Smith & Wesson 39.

(1954 – 1983)

  • Type:Pistol
  • Caliber(s):9x19mm
  • Weight:66 lb (0.75 kg)
  • Length:4 in (189 mm)
  • Barrel length(s):4 in (102 mm)
  • Capacity:8-round Magazine
  • Fire Modes:Semi-Auto (SA/DA)

The Smith & Wesson 39 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Mk 22 Mod 0 “Hush Puppy”

Mk 22 Mod 0 “Hush Puppy” with suppressor- 9x19mm Parabellum

Mk 22 Mod 0 with suppressor attached – 9x19mm Parabellum

Mk 22 Mod 0 with suppressor, stock, and holster – 9x19mm Parabellum

A modified version of the Smith & Wesson 39 for use by Naval Special Warfare units during the Vietnam War, with an extended and threaded barrel to allow the use of a Mk 3 sound suppressor, a slide lock to prevent the slide from cycling to further reduce noise, higher profile sights for better sighting over a bulky suppressor, and an attachable wire-frame stock. Navy SEAL Teams used both unmodified 39s and Mk 22 Mod 0 Hush Puppies; the Hush Puppy was issued to officers-in-charge (OICs) of MST-2 detachments as their sidearm.

A number of all-steel prototypes were made with 13 round  magazines, with a wider grip to accommodate the magazine and without the Hush Puppy modifications, at the request of the SEALs. It was not adopted.  was developed as a result of this Smith & Wesson 39 project.




  • Type:Pistol
  • Caliber(s):9x19mm Parabellum
  • Weight:66 lb (0.75 kg)
  • Length:4 in (189 mm)
  • Barrel length(s):5 in (127 mm)
  • Capacity:8-round magazine
  • Fire Modes:Semi-Auto (SA/DA)



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