Was there a stainless Model 59?
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    Was there a stainless Model 59?

    Hi all, it’s my understanding that the 59 was produced in blued or nickel finishes. My grandpa’s (now my dad’s) 59 has a nickel slide and a blued frame (with a jeweled hammer) and am pretty sure it was customized at some point in the past. I recently came across another 59, but in stainless (I.e, it looks just like the finish on a 659, etc) but has model 59 marked on the slide, with the lollipop rear sight.

    I’ve only been able to find two other pics online of 59s like this, but no information...

    By chance does anyone know about these?

    I may try to pick it up 😉

    Thanks in advance,

    Ray
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    It may have been brushed hard chromed..........

    My brushed hard chrome S&W 53

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    Model 659 was the stainless version of the 59. It transitioned into the 6590, 6591 & 6592.
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    Thanks all; the brushed chrome may be it -

    I’ll probably pass since there’s a 37 airweight too 😉

    Thanks for the welcome btw!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith44Spl View Post
    It may have been brushed hard chromed..........

    My brushed hard chrome S&W 53

    Nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith44Spl View Post
    It may have been brushed hard chromed..........

    My brushed hard chrome S&W 53
    The 53 was chambered for the 22 Jet? A 357 necked to 22? Is the firing pin different to handle the pressure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrawHat View Post
    The 53 was chambered for the 22 Jet? A 357 necked to 22? Is the firing pin different to handle the pressure?

    Thanks,

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    Kevin,
    The 53 has two frame mounted firing pins...
    there is a 'switch' on the hammer nose that rotates from the centerfire to the
    rimfire position for use with the 22 LR inserts or auxiliary LR cylinder
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