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Old 09-10-2017, 10:45 PM
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In 1971, the idea of a double-stack, double-action American pistol was revolutionary. (The idea is so common now that it is hard to believe how revolutionary it was in 1971.) The Model 59 created the "Wondernine" era. Everyone wanted one. Including me.

I could not get one initially, since all went to law enforcement. When I finally got one, I was thrilled with it. I still have it and always loved the way it points. I still use it as a house gun.

As a point of interest, the early "Non-A" marked Model 59 magazines with the aluminum follower will hold sixteen rounds!
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