Object Title

Centrefire self-loading pistol - Smith & Wesson Model 59

Centrefire self-loading pistol - Smith & Wesson Model 59

Date

1981

Object Number

XII.11107

Provenance

Presented by West Yorkshire Police, October 1997

Physical Description

Flat steel slide and aluminium frame. It has a heavily serrated back-strap and lanyard ring. The slide has a safety/cocking lever adjacent to the hammer on the left-hand side and a dismounting/slide locking lever just above the trigger-guard. The pistol has a double action trigger. Sights comprise ramp forsight and micro-adjustable target rear. It has two piece plastic chequered grips retained by four screws

Dimensions

BarrelLength104mm
OverallLength194mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number A461466

Calibre

9 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Left side of frame: serial number and Model 59.Right side of frame has Smith & Wesson trademark. Left side of slide has SMITH & WESSON and address. Right side has pat's pending. Birmingham proof marks and date stamp for 1987

Associations

Places America

Notes

Discontinued in 1981, the last model being shipped in September 1982.