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Smith & Wesson 39

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Smith & Wesson 39 - 9x19mm
Smith & Wesson 39-2 - 9x19mm
Smith & Wesson 39-2 with plain hammer - 9x19mm
Smith & Wesson 39-2, nickel finish - 9x19mm

The Smith & Wesson 39 was the first generation American made double-action 9mm semi-auto handgun based on the German Walther P38 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 Smith & Wesson 439, Smith & Wesson 539, and the Smith & Wesson 639.


(1954 - 1983)

  • Type: Pistol
  • Caliber(s): 9x19mm
  • Weight: 1.66 lb (0.75 kg)
  • Length: 7.4 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:


Title Actor Character Notation Date
Puppet on a Chain Peter Hutchins The assassin Suppressed 1971
Black Caesar assassin 1973
Cleopatra Jones Tamara Dobson Cleopatra Jones Nickel with pearl grips 1973
Taxi Driver . . Part of Easy Andy's inventory 1976
The Late Show John Considine Jeff Lamar 1977
Bill Macey Charlie Hatter
Love and Bullets A mobster 1979
Green Ice Omar Sharif Meno Argenti 1981
Anne Archer Lilian Holbrook
Octopussy Louis Jourdan Kamal Khan Model 39-2 1983
Yes, Madam! (Huang jia shi jie) Michelle Yeoh Inspector Ng 1985
Blue Velvet Dennis Hopper Frank Booth 1986
Aliens Jenette Goldstein PFC Vasquez With pearl grips 1986
The Female Executioner (L'exécutrice) Michel Godin Antoine Nickel plated with pearl grips 1986
Ishtar Various 1987
Fatal Beauty Brad Dourif Leo Nova 1987
Let Sleeping Cops Lie (Ne réveillez pas un flic qui dort) Serge Reggiani Le Stéphanois Nickel plated 1988
Colors gang members 1988
My New Partner II (Ripoux contre ripoux) Philippe Noiret René Boirond Nickel plated with pearl grips 1990
Homicide 1991
Beyond the Law Charlie Sheen Daniel "Dan" Saxon Nickel plated, with pearl grips 1992
Rapid Fire Brandon Lee Jake Lo 1992
Trouble Bound Patricia Arquette Kit Califano 1993
Carlito's Way The thug 1993
Casino Joe Pesci Nicky suppressed 1995
Original Gangstas A gang member 1996
Donnie Brasco Al Pacino Benjamin "Lefty" Ruggiero 1997
15 Minutes Edward Burns Fire Marshal Jordy Warsaw 2001
Bad Boys II Peter Stormare Alexei 2003
Setup Randy Couture Petey 2011


Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
The Professionals 1977-1981
Columbo is seen in briefcase with guns "The Conspirators" (S07E05) 1978
The A-Team George Peppard John "Hannibal" Smith 1983-1987
Dempsey and Makepeace Lou Hirsch Wee Jock "Wheelman" 1985
A Taste for Death Matthew Marsh Dominic Swayne 1988
Bergerac Geoffrey Hutchings Sylvester Silver "Weekend Off" (S07E05) 1989
James Faulkner Anton Charet
Alarm für Cobra 11 - Die Autobahnpolizei The bad girl "High Speed" 1996


Title Character Note Date
Cowboy Bebop the Movie: Knockin' on Heaven's Door Robbers Model 39-2 2001
When They Cry: Kai Yamainu agents Model 39 and Mk22 models 2007
Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom Anton 2009

Video Game

Game Title Appears as Modifications Note Release Date
Vietcong 2 "S&W mod.39 (silencer)" Suppressor 2005
Elite Warriors Vietnam 2005
Mafia III "Alfredsson M419" 2016
Military Conflict: Vietnam 2022

Mk 22 Mod 0 "Hush Puppy"

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 Browning Hi-Power 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. The Smith & Wesson 59 was developed as a result of this project.



  • Type: Pistol
  • Caliber(s): 9x19mm Parabellum
  • Weight: 1.66 lb (0.75 kg)
  • Length: 8.4 in (189 mm)
  • Barrel length(s): 5 in (127 mm)
  • Capacity: 8-round magazine
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto (SA/DA)

The Mk 22 Mod 0 "Hush Puppy" and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:


Title Actor Character Note Date
The Fable: The Killer Who Doesn't Kill Masanobu Ando Suzuki suppressed 2021


Title Character Note Date
When They Cry: Kai Yamainu soldiers 2007

Video Game

Game Title Appears as Modifications Note Release Date
Vietcong Suppressor Incorrectly uses .45 ACP ammo 2003
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater "Mk22" Optional suppressor Converted into tranquilizer gun 2004
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots "Mk 22" Suppressor Seen holstered in painting of Big Boss 2008
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker "MK.22" Suppressor Converted into tranquilizer gun 2010
Men of War: Vietnam "Mk 22" Suppressor 2011
Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades "Mk.22 Mod 0" 2016

See Also

  • Smith & Wesson - A list of all weapons produced by Smith & Wesson
  • Smith & Wesson 639 - Stainless version of the Smith & Wesson 39
  • Smith & Wesson 52 - .38 special version derived from the Smith & Wesson 39
  • ASP - Custom-built pistols based on the Smith & Wesson 39
  • Smith & Wesson 59 - Higher capacity pistol developed from a side project of the Mk 22 Mod 0.

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