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 S&W 5909 really a 5906?
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tr fox
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Posted - 07/31/2005 :  10:10:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I didn't even know S&W ever made a 9mm stainless semi-auto model 5909. Anybody know how it is alike/different from the S&W 5906?

Just wondering.


Edited by - tr fox on 08/01/2005 9:59:15 PM

quikdraw67
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Burkina Faso (Upper Volta)
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Posted - 08/01/2005 :  5:58:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
tr -

I looked in my "Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson 2nd Edition" and I do not see that one listed. Ditto on the website. Was it a typo, or did you actually see the pistol. If you saw it, my guess it would have been a factory error, and an instant collectible

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tr fox
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Posted - 08/01/2005 :  8:33:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dang! Wish I'd had your response sooner. I would have bid on this

http://www.GunBroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=35271368

Owner said he sold it today. He might have not known what he had since he couldn't even tell me if the frame was stainless steel or alloy.

Oh well, maybe I missed a collectable. Or maybe it was just a model 5906.


Edited by - tr fox on 08/01/2005 8:35:12 PM
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quikdraw67
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Posted - 08/01/2005 :  8:52:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
looks like a 5906 to me.
S&W 's code is as follows
59 = 9mm double stack mag
0 = standard model (full size)
6 = stainless frame & slide. alloy frame w/s.s. slide would have been a 3 (5903).
my guess....he inverted the 6 to a 9.

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tr fox
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Posted - 08/01/2005 :  9:58:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the info Quikdraw. Makes me feel better knowing I didn't miss getting a collectable.

But I got another one for you. What do you think about my S&W 9mm high cap double action/single action with the model number "559" on the side? Ever heard of that? Wonder what it worth? I've had it for over 20 years.

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wipala
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Posted - 08/02/2005 :  1:52:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
559 is a blued steel high cap 2nd generation there was a short run before they changed the series to become current style of model numbering. They are there but not real plentiful
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Originally posted by tr fox

Thanks for the info Quikdraw. Makes me feel better knowing I didn't miss getting a collectable.

But I got another one for you. What do you think about my S&W 9mm high cap double action/single action with the model number "559" on the side? Ever heard of that? Wonder what it worth? I've had it for over 20 years.





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tr fox
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Posted - 08/02/2005 :  4:46:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Heheheh! My 559 is S&W factory nickle plated. Entire gun is steel, even the frame. Somewhat unusual.

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quikdraw67
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Burkina Faso (Upper Volta)
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Posted - 08/02/2005 :  5:27:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
tr -
according to "The Standard Catalog of S&W 2nd edition" the 559 was a 2nd Generation pistol made between 1980 and 1983, with 3750 manufactured. Exc. condition listed as $375, no premieum for nickel listed.
"2005 Standard Catalog of Firearms " list exc. condition as $400.
If you had the matching box, tools and papers, I think it would
be worth a little more.

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William81
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Posted - 08/02/2005 :  5:57:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I emailed the seller in the auction: http://www.GunBroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=35271368

His response was that the 5909 was the new version of the 5906.



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quikdraw67
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Posted - 08/02/2005 :  6:25:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
interesting...since NO ONE LISTS IT!

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tr fox
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Posted - 08/02/2005 :  7:02:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by William81

I emailed the seller in the auction: http://www.GunBroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=35271368

His response was that the 5909 was the new version of the 5906.





quote:


posted by quickdraw67

interesting...since NO ONE LISTS IT!




Well of COURSE it isn't listed. Because it's NEW! Geez guys, get a handle on this.

(ok, just joking)



In regards to my model 559, I had kinda hoped it might be some kind of value collectable but should have know better as I never end up with the good stuff.

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quikdraw67
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Burkina Faso (Upper Volta)
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Posted - 08/02/2005 :  8:56:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
tr -
if you like it then it is the good stuff.
BTW the "5609" does NOT exist. S&W does NOT list it on their website of current production guns, and the auction in question listed the gun as "like new", not NIB....sooo...oopsie!

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tr fox
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Posted - 08/02/2005 :  10:37:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for finally settling that questin quikdraw. I was at least a little worried that I let a real collectors item get away.

I'm kinda surprised at the seller not knowing at least a little more about what he actually had in his hand offering to sell.

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