Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-30-2011, 06:21 PM
rogo123 rogo123 is offline
Member
S & W 559 S & W 559 S & W 559 S & W 559 S & W 559  
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 106
Likes: 0
Liked 10 Times in 7 Posts
Default S & W 559

A friend has a 559 for sale at $600. I am thinking more like $400. It is in excellent condition.

What say you members? This will be my "Go to" 9mm with Nato spec and plus p ammo as I have other 9mm's for plinking with low pressure ammo.

"Handguns do not win wars. But they save the lives of the men who do."----Jeff Cooper
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-30-2011, 08:17 PM
Nyteman 44 Nyteman 44 is online now
Member
S & W 559 S & W 559 S & W 559 S & W 559 S & W 559  
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Southwest New England
Posts: 232
Likes: 23
Liked 83 Times in 18 Posts
Cool S&W 559 from a Friend

Better to buy from a good friend than a stranger . You can at least see the pistol in person, and not trust some pictures over the net . I've seen them in my area , if you can find 1, going $540,00 - $575.00 . And the nice part about buying from a friend, if you're not happy with it, just complain until the friend kicks back some pesos to stop your complaining. Now that's a Friend !!!!
I think it's a fair price !
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-31-2011, 01:33 AM
Engine49guy's Avatar
Engine49guy Engine49guy is online now
SWCA Member
S & W 559 S & W 559 S & W 559 S & W 559 S & W 559  
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 5,841
Likes: 993
Liked 4,753 Times in 1,648 Posts
Default

$600 sounds a tad bit steep to me unless it is a rare fixed site gun or a primo unfired NIB and you prefer a steel frame 2nd gen gun.

Although I havent done any in depth research did recently pick up an unfired NIB 39-2 for $475 from a dealer and a 539 in excellent cond. for $300 private sale.
Both had extra mags.

BTW,
total production of 559's between 1980 and 1983 was 3,750 units and they weigh a hefty 41 oz compared to the 30 oz aluminum framed 459 or the 27 oz model 39-2..

Last edited by Engine49guy; 01-31-2011 at 01:49 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-31-2011, 06:21 PM
357larry 357larry is offline
Member
S & W 559 S & W 559 S & W 559 S & W 559 S & W 559  
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Mayetta, Kansas
Posts: 527
Likes: 41
Liked 43 Times in 27 Posts
Default

Not that many of them made. If it is nickel then I would definitely buy it. If it is blue, I would haggle.
__________________
Expect no quarter.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-01-2011, 12:17 PM
Slufstuff's Avatar
Slufstuff Slufstuff is offline
Member
S & W 559 S & W 559 S & W 559 S & W 559 S & W 559  
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Lexington, SC
Posts: 166
Likes: 39
Liked 122 Times in 44 Posts
Default

IMO, $600 is about right for a nice 559. They are pretty low numbers produced, plus I have seen a bunch over the years that were ex-police pistols, with wear to match. I doubt there are an awful lot of nice ones left. I saw a NIB 559 sell for $700 at a gunshow a couple of months ago FWIW.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-01-2011, 09:12 PM
Engine49guy's Avatar
Engine49guy Engine49guy is online now
SWCA Member
S & W 559 S & W 559 S & W 559 S & W 559 S & W 559  
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 5,841
Likes: 993
Liked 4,753 Times in 1,648 Posts
Default

Just to clarify,

From a collectors standpoint I would buy an unfired NIB 559 for $600 place it in the safe for future and not shoot it.

No mention was made about tools box, docs etc and it sounded like it has been fired.

If its a shooter I would be hard pressed to spend $600 knowing I can get an 11oz. lighter version of the same gun for $200 less .
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ccw, model 39, s&w

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:35 PM.


S-W Forum, LLC 2000-2015
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)