As early as the 1960s, almost as soon as Smith & Wesson's 39 and 59 series of pistols hit the market, law enforcement specialists began demanding compact variants. The Devel and ASP custom guns gained popularity with federal agents, including the Secret Service, all variants of the S&Ws. It was not until 1983 that Smith & Wesson began paying serious attention to demand for compact autos. The Company's first response was this specimen's immediate ancestor, the Model 469, popularly known simply as the Mini. The model 6904 came on the market in 1988; from this one's VAS serial number prefix, it was manufactured in 1995. Dimensions were chopped considerably from the larger 459 and 659; extreme overall length is only 6 3/4 inches; maximum height from the top of the rear sight to the base of the finger rest is 5 1/4 inches; and maximum frame thickness only 0.00 inches, a thickness that has not been significantly bested in 25 years for a 9mm capable of holding 20 round magazines. One thing we all noticed was that these little pistols outshot their larger siblings, mainly due to the superior lockup of the barrel configuration. This is, by way of specs, a traditional double action pistol capable of being manually cocked for single action shooting due to its half cock capability and the four-groove serrations of the .260 bobbed blue steel hammer. Trigger guard is second type, serrated but round faced. Manual safety / decocker is fully ambidextrous, but the 6904 also has the classic Smith & Wesson firing pin block and magazine safety. This specimen comes with its original early ban period 10 round magazine, but we will sub a CA Dept of Corrections Stainless LE Marked 12 rounder at buyer’s option. This 6904 is an entirely civilian owned specimen we got from an Estate in Connecticut. Barrel length is 3 1/2 inches; sights are classic configuration Novak 3-dot, drift adjustable only rear sight. Weight is only 26 ounces empty, due to the anodized alloy frame supporting blue steel slide, steel parts, and chrome lined barrel. This is an excellent pistol, one of our favorites. Surface detractions are minimal, only faint edge whitening. We rate it as a strong Very Good, perhaps even Excellent, specimen, since 85 to 90 percent of its original finish is intact by our estimate. It is excellent mechanically; bore, chamber, and mechanism are all bright, clean, and excellent. Own this eminently serviceable, accurate, and collectable 6904, discontinued in 1998 after only 10 years in production, for only $ 419.00. Not transferable to civilians in California, Chicago, Massachusetts, or NYC. We will sub at buyer’s option a 12 round LE Marked Stainless Magazine.
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