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Trying to find out about model 59 w stainless slide and alloy receiver. Smith catalog mentions prototype made for SEALS. SW says only blue? How many made and serial number range?
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I know 459 was alloy receiver with steel slide, 559 was all steel, 659 was all stainless, never heard of stainless slide on aluminum receiver.
 

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Most likely it's had the finish removed from the alloy frame and the slide has been plated and looks like stainless.
Everyone who sells something like this claims they have something "rare" and it's one of kind. If there's no record or anyone else ever hearing of something then it's usually not what the seller claims. Gunshows and gun shops are full of guys selling "rare" guns.
 

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Most likely it's had the finish removed from the alloy frame and the slide has been plated and looks like stainless.
Everyone who sells something like this claims they have something "rare" and it's one of kind. If there's no record or anyone else ever hearing of something then it's usually not what the seller claims. Gunshows and gun shops are full of guys selling "rare" guns.
Concur on the “rare” guns. According to Supica and Nahas in their 4th addition there are at least two known examples of what I have described. Win, lose or draw this one is still a nice 59 for the money. You’ll be safe out there and thank you.
 
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