S&W 9mm 3913LS Ladysmith 103918 Stainless Compact VG 1998 1 Magazine


SKU: 103918 Category:

            Exact pistol in photos: Here is Smith & Wesson’s 3913 Ladysmith. From its VJA prefix, and melonite trigger & hammer, it was manufactured in 1998, 9th year of a run that ended in 2008. Action is hammer fired traditional double and single action. Construction is steel barrel, slide, sights, levers, hammer, guide rod, trigger, magazine body and internal parts, built into a lightweight alloy frame with polymer one piece grip, cartridge follower and magazine floorplate. Caliber is 9mm.  Barrel is 3 1/2 inch ball joint muzzle 5 groove right hand 1:18.75 stainless. It will digest anything from lead reloads to steel case to premium ammunition.  Guide rod is full length steel. Sights are Novak combat 3 dot , dovetailed front and rear, and drift adjustable only for windage. Safety lever is left side decocker . The .265 hammer is factory bobbed for double action first shot, single action thereafter. The .305 smooth faced trigger pulls at 11 pounds vicinity double action; single action pull is a stiff but crisp two stag e 7 1/2  pounds, with negligible felt creep and overtravel. The 3913 also has a firing pin safety and a magazine safety. Grips are original factory gray polymer.  Magazine is factory, with flat floorplate. Capacity is 8 rounds, 8  + 1 fully loaded. Dimensions are 6 13/16 oal; 5 3/8” height; 5 1/2” sight radius; .725 thickness. Weight empty is 23 1/2 oz, centered at mag release, 28 oz loaded. Finish is matte surface stainless, matte black sights, trigger and hammer; and coated matte alloy frame. Surface detractions are minimal to moderate, faint edge wear and occasional light lateral streaks on the slide. We rate this 3913 as Very Good perhaps even Excellent, 85 to 90  percent vicinity by our estimate, but photos ought to suffice.  This pistol served in the area of Borinquen Air Station, against Castro’s Cuba and at South- and Central American drug traffickers. We estimate it was fired fewer than 500 times. Bore, chamber, and mechanism are all bright and clean. The only similar pistol, Sig P239, sells for over $1000 .     No CA MA civilians. 

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