Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 26: Two Semi-Automatic Pistols

Auction Date: August 22, 2019

Two Semi-Automatic Pistols

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,250

A) Safari Arms/Schuetzen Pistol Works Match Master Convertible Pistol with Wood Case

Manufacturer: Safari Arms
Model: Match Master
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 45 ACP
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: stainless steel
Grip: walnut
Item Views: 1886
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Class: Modern Handgun

NC - FINE- All original finish 90% - 94% or better, some dings in wood wear commensurable with percent of finish. In working order.


Includes fitted hardwood case, additional 400 Cor Bon barrel, and Scuetzen Pistol Works certificate.

B) Smith & Wesson Model 459 Pistol with Box and Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: 459
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 9 mm parabellum
Barrel: 4 inch round
Finish: non-glare blue
Grip: plastic
Item Views: 1885
Serial Number:
Class: Modern Handgun

NB - EXCELLENT- near new condition 95% - 98%, used but little, no noticeable marring of wood or metal, bluing near perfect (some wear at muzzle or sharp edges can be expected).


With matching factory box, papers, extra magazine, tools, and factory letter. The factory letter indicates that 803 pistols were especially manufactured in the fall of 1984 with serial numbers in the range of A881000-A881950. The pistol features a dull non-glare blue finish with dull finished high impact nylon grips. The grips incorporated on these pistols were the same that had been installed on the FBI's special Model 459. The dull finish was also used on the government XM9 sample as well as the style of finish specified by other government agencies. Also included is an article by Don Shumar stating that these pistols were allegedly submitted to the Army's trials to pick a new service pistol.

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