The pistol fires in either semiautomatic mode (with the SLD disengaged) or in the single-shot locked breech mode (with the SLD engaged). While the initial interest from the Army A modified version saw limited use with Naval Special Warfare units as the Mk 22 Mod 0. The Slide Lock Device only prevents the slide and barrel from unlocking. design decocked the weapon. The SEALs had requested a weapon they could silence enemy The Army Ordnance Corps issued a proposal for an American equivalent to the P38. Smith & Wesson even copied the 8-round single-stack magazine as well but added a magazine catch cutout to it.

A further variant, the Model 952, in 9mm Luger, is still produced in limited quantities by Smith & Wesson's Performance Center. The pistol’s backstrap was also dovetailed for a wire stock which could be fitted to improve accuracy. [1] A modified version saw limited use with Naval Special Warfare units as the Mk 22 Mod 0. 6 years ago 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. 22 Mod 0’. Called the Mk22 Mod 0 by the Navy, the Hush Puppy had a slide lock to keep the mechanism closed and silent while firing. It had a relatively short 4 inch barrel, fed from an 8-round single stack magazine and had a slide mounted safety – which like theWalther P38, that inspired the design decocked the weapon. This steel-frame model provided the basis for the Model 52 target pistol. & Wesson 'Hush Puppy’, American

The resulting weapon was designated the '9mm Pistol Mark Don't forget to vote for it! C. Eger, (source), Smith Manufactured originally with a steel slide and steel frame until number 927 (1954-1966). The large diameter of the suppressor housing also required that the Model 39’s sights be raised so the pistol could be effectively sighted. The German Walther P38DA pistol impressed American ordnance personnel during World War II.

[4] The modified pistol had a suppressor with a slide lock (preventing the slide from moving backwards upon firing, thereby decreasing produced noise). Developed by Smith & Wesson engineer Joseph Norman, the Model 39 had an aluminium alloy frame with a carbon steel slide. addition to the suppressor; specially developed ammunition was also used. The Model 39 is the first double-action pistol marketed in the United States. Smith & Wesson Model 39-2 Barrel length: 4 inches Overall length: 7.44 inches Weight: 26.5 ounces Grips: Walnut Magazine capacity: 8 rounds Hush Puppy The Hush Puppy was special variant of the M 39 used in Vietnam, most notably by the original SEAL teams. Today the US Navy’s 2000+ Special Warfare operators, commonly referred to as during the Vietnam War. A simple slide lock was also added to allow the pistol to be fired in a single shot mode to minimise action noise.

to improve accuracy. The resulting weapon was designated the ‘9mm Pistol Mark 22 Mod 0’. Thanks man, glad you like it! The Model … [1], The Illinois State Police adopted the Model 39 in 1968[3], an action which helped ingratiate semi-automatic pistols with law enforcement. If you enjoy the content please consider supporting Historical Firearms through Patreon! Nicknamed the "Hush Puppy" because of its intended function of taking out sentries and enemy watch dogs, this modified version of the steel framed Smith & Wesson Model 39 pistol was put to other clandestine uses as well. A simple slide lock was also added to The Model 52 was discontinued in 1992 when the machinery to manufacture the pistol broke down and it was deemed too costly to replace. Share it with us! The reason for its slide-locking mechanism is to keep the gun itself quiet while firing, as to not give the user away to any sentries or watchdogs nearby. It has a magazine release located at the rear of the trigger guard, similar to the M1911A1 it was designed to replace. Smith & Wesson’s Model 39 was developed in the early 1950s in response to proposals from the US Army for a new, lighter service pistol chambered in 9x19mm. The Hush Puppy Project is located in Baton Rouge, La. The disks were

We install our Hush Puppy conversion of this striker-fired 9mm Luger with a small lever— the Slide Lock Device— positioned in the traditional location of a thumb safety, on the left side of the frame. The overall length of the Model 39 was 7.6 inches, the barrel is 4 inches long. The Smith & Wesson Model 39 was the first U.S. designed double action (DA) semi-automatic pistol marketed in the United States. Smith & Wesson Model 39-2 Barrel length: 4 inches Overall length: 7.44 inches Weight: 26.5 ounces Grips: Walnut Magazine capacity: 8 rounds Hush Puppy The Hush Puppy was special variant of the M 39 used in Vietnam, most notably by the original SEAL teams. The weight of the Model 39 was 1.72 pounds; this light weight is due to its aluminum frame. Smith & Wesson’s Model 39 was developed in the early With its suppressor fitted, slide locked and Mark 144 ammunition used the pistol’s report was reduced to approximately 129 decibels. The Model 39 was produced in limited numbers with a steel frame. The Hush Puppy is more formally known as the Mk22 "Hush Puppy" Mod 0, developed for the Navy SEALs during the Vietnam War by Smith & Wesson as a modified version of the Smith & Wesson Model 39.

The capsule The No, I didn't know about that, but thanks for informing me. It is not a safety! In 1966, the Naval Ordnance Laboratory developed a specially modified version of the Model 39 at the request of Navy SEAL teams deployed in Vietnam. The magazine and magazine housing were adapted to use a 13-round double stack magazine. In request by U.S. military personnel for a silenced handgun, Smith and Wesson designed the Model 39. Matthew Moss is a British postgraduate student specializing in military history and small arms. The Model 39 Smith & Wesson remained cataloged for 27 years—1955 to 1982. approximately 24 rounds.

The pistol comes directly from S&W with a threaded barrel and "tall sights." Als Munition sollte das starke 9×19 Parabellum-Kaliber dienen.