Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1722: Devel/Smith & Wesson Model 59 Semi Automatic Pistol

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Very Fine Devel/Smith & Wesson Model 59 Semi Automatic Pistol with Holster

Estimated Price: $6,000 - $9,000

Very Fine Devel/Smith & Wesson Model 59 Semi Automatic Pistol with Holster

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: 59
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 9 mm
Barrel: 3 1/2 inch round
Finish: nickel
Grip: plastic
Item Views: 490
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 360
Class: Modern Handgun

Manufactured in 1970-1980. Converted by gunsmith Charles Kelsey, the Devel "Full-House" conversion features recessed front sight (insert absent), adjustable rear sight, satin nickel finish, fluted slide, shortened grip, shortened frame, 3 1/2 inch barrel with polished feed ramp and chamber, Devel barrel bushing installed to improve accuracy, Wolff springs throughout, relieved trigger guard area with finger hook, bobbed hammer, checkered plastic grips with S&W logos and "DEVEL" logos, and spiked magazine floor plate. This Model 59 Devel conversion is numbered "156" to the right of the original serial number. Includes a leather holster, leather magazine carrier, and two extra magazines.

Rating Definition:

Excellent as upgraded by Charles Kelsey, retaining 99% plus satin nickel finish with some minor handling marks. Grips are very fine with minor handling marks and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. Holster is very fine with storage and handling marks and some flex wear.

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