Smith & Wesson Model 6904

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Smith & Wesson Model 6904
TypeSemi-automatic pistol
Place of originUnited States
Service history
Used byUnited States
Production history
ManufacturerSmith & Wesson
Specifications
Length3.5 inches

Cartridge9×19mm
ActionDA/SA
Rate of fireSemi-automatic
Feed system12-round double column, detachable box magazine
Sightsfixed Iron sights, optional adjustable

The Smith & Wesson 6904 is a 9mm DA/SA (traditional double action) semi-automatic pistol.

History and design[edit]

The 6900-series is a third-generation version of Smith & Wesson's 69 series, which were compact 9mm pistols with double-column magazines. The 69-series pistols were designed to be small enough for easy concealed carry, but possessed considerable firepower, making them suitable as service weapons. It supplanted the Smith & Wesson Model 469, but featured some minor refinements. As with the Model 469, the barrel length was 3.5 inches, and the magazine capacity was 12 rounds.[1]

The Model 6904 featured a blued carbon steel slide and a black anodized aluminum alloy frame.[2] The Model 6906 was similar to the Model 6904 except that the 6906 had a stainless steel slide and a matching color alloy frame.[2] The Model 6946 is a version of the 6906 without a safety/decocker lever.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shideler, Dan (2009). The Gun Digest Book of Modern Gun Values: The Shooter's Guide to Guns 1900-Present. Iola, Wisconsin: Gun Digest Books. p. 227. ISBN 0-89689-824-5.
  2. ^ a b Supica, Jim; Nahas, Richard (2007). Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson. Iola, Wisconsin: F+W Media, Inc. p. 319. ISBN 0-89689-293-X.