Smith & Wesson Model 5906 Stainless In 9mm W/ Hard Case, MFD 1994

SOLD FOR: $1,525

WOA#: WY240315RS007

Make: Smith & Wesson

Model: 5906

Serial Number: VDV6777

Year of Manufacture: Circa, 1994

Caliber: 9x19mm

Action Type:  Semi-Auto, Detachable Mag Fed, DA/SA.

Markings:  The left side of the slide is marked, “SMITH & WESSON / SPRINGFIELD, MA U.S.A.” The left side of the frame is marked with, “VDV6777 / MOD 5906” The right side is marked with a smith and wesson logo. The top of the barrel is marked, “9MM PARABELLUM” The grips are marked, “SMITH AND WESSON” with the medallion.

Barrel Length: 3.8”

Sights / Optics: This pistol has a square notch Novak rear sight with two white dots, the front sight is a dovetailed square post with a white dot.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are a single piece checkered polymer. The checkering is sharp. There are no notable wear marks. There are no chips or cracks. Overall this grip set rates at an Excellent condition.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: Four 15rd Double Stack Magazines in Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Stainless Steel.

Finish Originality: Original.

Bore Condition:  The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp.  There is no erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9/10.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99.9% of its metal finish. The markings are crisp. There is some light operation wear on the barrel hood. The pins are unmarred. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with the original hard case, mag loader, paperwork, and 4 magazines.

Our Assessment: The Smith & Wesson Model 5906 is a semi-automatic pistol that was introduced in the early 1980s as part of the company’s 3rd generation of handguns. It was designed primarily for law enforcement and military use, but it also gained popularity among civilian shooters. The pistol has a stainless steel construction, giving it durability and resistance to corrosion. It features a traditional Browning tilting-barrel locking system, where the barrel tilts down to unlock from the slide during the recoil cycle. This design contributes to the pistol’s overall reliability. One of the notable features of the Model 5906 is its ambidextrous safety/decocker lever, allowing both left and right-handed shooters to easily engage and disengage the safety or decock the hammer. The Model 5906 had widespread use by law enforcement agencies in the United States and around the world due to its rugged construction, reliability, and accuracy. It was also adopted by various military and security forces. However, production of the Model 5906 ceased in the early 2000s when Smith & Wesson transitioned to newer handgun designs. -R.E.

Smith & Wesson Model 5906 Stainless In 9mm W/ Hard Case, MFD 1994
Smith & Wesson Model 5906 Stainless In 9mm W/ Hard Case, MFD 1994