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Old 04-15-2018, 09:07 AM
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I have a chance to purchase a 559. Not being familiar with S&W semi-autos, I could use some help. What should I look for/be aware of? What's a fair price range, with some holster wear and bluing loss, assuming mechanically sound?
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Old 04-15-2018, 10:21 AM
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559 were the All Steel version of the 2nd Gen. They are the scarcest variant so may bring a premium. I’ve got the 459 w/blue alloy frame and the all stainless 659 so I’ve kept a watch for and have never seen one in person. Value to me would be between $350-450 depending on mags, box etc.

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Every time I think I found a S&W 2nd or 3rd gen that is collectible I get on this forum and there are always one or two models that I find out are truly scarce, compared to what I brought home.
I buy a 457 Zanders two-tone, find out the 457D is the top dog, buy a CS45, and the CS9 is more rare.
And now the latest nut buster, my 459 when the 559 is the one to own.

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About 8,000 made. 1983-1984. Model 659 introduction ended the carbon steel 559 production. 559 is a good solid 2nd Generation pistol.
I bougt a nice one a couple years ago for $389.
A NIB with docs and tools is going to be in the $500-$600 range.
Everything else depends on condition.
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Approximately 8500 of the blued version and 1800 of the nickel version were produced. They are hard to find.
No too long ago a Blued NIB sold for a $1000 on GunBrokers. If you do a search there you will see how scarce they are.
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Thanks for the info, everyone!
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Have owned a Blue 559,
Never have seen a Nickel.
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Did you buy? If not what was the asking price? Condition? Thanks
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Did you buy? If not what was the asking price? Condition? Thanks
It was gone when I went back. It was probably 85%, with bluing loss where youd expect it. They were asking $400.
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I hate it when that happens but Ive left a many sitting while I went home to ponder only to find it gone when I went back.
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