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  1. S&W Semi-Auto Pistols Forum
    Any help with a manufacture date for my S & W model 59 - serial number A451xxx would be greatly appreciated. Just out of curiosity, do all model 59s say “pat’s pending” on the right side of the slide. I’d also like to know the meaning of “Marcas Registradas”. Sounds like registration mark...
  2. S&W Semi-Auto Pistols Forum
    I acquired this model 59 a few years ago and just recently pulled it out of the safe. Serial number is A259xxx. From what I gather, this is 1974-76? I've read a few conflicting articles about whether the nickel was factory or other. Does anyone have an idea and could give me more info?
  3. S&W Semi-Auto Pistols Forum
    Hey guys. New to the forum here. I just picked up a Smith & Wesson double action mo.59 pistol made around the 70's for the US Navy Seals. It was discontinued but I have been reading that there are compatible magazines. Can someone help me out with some links for decent priced ones? please and...
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