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Old 12-23-2008, 10:07 PM
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I purchased a Model 59 several years ago.. The serial number is A176-193 how can find out if this is a steel frame pistol??
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Old 12-23-2008, 10:07 PM
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I purchased a Model 59 several years ago.. The serial number is A176-193 how can find out if this is a steel frame pistol??
Thanks for any help
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Old 12-23-2008, 10:09 PM
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S&W M59 pistols were never made with steel frames. They were all alluminum alloy frame.

Only the very early M39 and the M52 were made in blued steel frames.
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Old 12-23-2008, 10:12 PM
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Try a magnet on it, if it sticks it is steel. If it doesn't stick it is alloy.
I use a refrigerator magnet with the cover on it to protect the finish.
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Old 12-23-2008, 10:56 PM
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The Steel Frames were the S&W 559 & 539.
I purchased one new back in the early 80's.
586L-Frame.

It's one of my safe queens.

DLCís 9mmís 559.
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DLCís S&W 559 9mm with Pacymayrís.
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Old 12-24-2008, 07:08 AM
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Tommy,
Many years ago a company made steel
lowers for SW 39. I put one on my 39. I think
they made them for 59's Good luck
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Old 12-24-2008, 04:05 PM
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I have a mint 559 steel frame stashed away. hard to find, and yes use the magnet trick.
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Old 12-11-2011, 07:48 PM
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Are you willing to let go of that frame? Mine has a crack and a dent in it.
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