Make: Smith and Wesson
Serial Number: A773148
Year of Manufacture: 1982
Caliber: 9mm Parabellum
Action Type: Single and Double Action Semi-Auto with Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “Smith & Wesson” and with the 4 line “Marcus Registradas” address. The left side of the frame is marked “A374158 / Model 459”. The right side of the frame has a “S&W” logo. The barrel is marked “9MM”.
Barrel Length: 4”
Sights / Optics: The pistol is mounted with a square notched rear sight and a serrated ramp front sight. The rear sight is adjustable for windage and elevation.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two piece black checkered nylon marked with the “S&W” logo on each side. They show virtually no marks. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Nickel
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion, but there does appear to be light scratches in the barrel.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 99% of its metal finish. The screws show no disfigurement. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this pistol.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes in the factory box with two factory magazines and accessories. The box is blue cardboard marked “Semi-Automatic Pistol” on the lid. The end flap has a factory label marked with the correct model number, description and serial number of the pistol. The outside of the box shows handling marks and wear at the corners, but no surface loss. The inside of the box has cardboard dividers for the pistol, the extra magazine and the accessories, with the factory oil paper for wrapping the pistol, all with no visual damage. The box is in Fine condition. The high capacity magazines are blued, one marked “S&W” and the other marked “9MM / S&W”. The magazines are in AS NEW condition, with one wrapped in the factory oil paper. The high capacity magazine will not be sold to a California resident or to a resident of any state with magazine capacity restrictions. The accessories include a takedown cleaning rod and screwdriver, plus an owner’s manual, owner’s registration card and list of warranty stations. The cleaning rod and screwdriver are AS NEW while the paperwork is slightly yellowed from age.
Our Assessment: The Model 459 is the double stack version of the S&W Model 439. This pistol is great looking with its nickel finish and black grips. It would certainly make a nice present for someone, especially around Christmas time. This pistol would make a perfect carry gun due to its lightweight alloy frame and large magazine capacity, and would also serve well for home protection.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This pistol is NOT on the California “roster of handguns certified for sale” and can only be sold to a California resident as a private party transaction (PPT) at our shop in Simi Valley. This does not apply to out of state buyers. The high capacity magazines will not be sold to a California resident or to a resident of any state with magazine capacity restrictions.
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