Devel built S&W model 59

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  1. mlea5150

    mlea5150 Well-Known Member

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    Apr 22, 2016
    Recently picked up this full house conversion of a S&W model 59, built by the now Defunct Devel Corp.

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  2. SLAM37

    SLAM37 Well-Known Member

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    Apr 17, 2016
    That is a special pistol...cutting edge for its time, and a fine looking example.
    Congrats! Looking forward to a range report!
     
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  3. Raylan Givens

    Raylan Givens Never Forget

    Aug 18, 2015
    Pretty sweet DAO 59. The 5904 is one of my favorite 9mm handguns and feels like it was created just for me.
     
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  4. gaijin

    gaijin Well-Known Member

    May 18, 2015
    That ones a keeper.
    Very nice.
     
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  5. BuckyP

    BuckyP Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2011
    That’s. AWESOME!

    I don’t think this one is DAO. The hammer is cocked.
     
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  6. Raylan Givens

    Raylan Givens Never Forget

    Aug 18, 2015
    You are correct. I'm an idiot. Lol
     
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  7. Wildcat Creeker

    Wildcat Creeker Well-Known Member

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    Jan 26, 2012
    Very nice acquisition. When I was a young man, an ASP or Devil conversion was considered the ultimate concealed carry weapon. But, they were out of my price range back then. Just recently picked up a very nice model 39-2 in the box with 3 magazines. Did not need it, just wanted it for nostalgia. Are you going to shoot the Devil?
     
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  8. switchback

    switchback Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2014
    That is an awesome piece of history. I like it quite a bit. Congratulations. The devel or asp conversions are , at least were, the cats ass for a CCW.
     
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  9. mlea5150

    mlea5150 Well-Known Member

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    Apr 22, 2016
    I absolutely plan on shooting it.
     
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  10. gofish

    gofish Active Member

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    Jul 18, 2018
    Yup! Can't just buy it and shelve it... it deserves to be shot. Nice find; they were exquisitely modded for their day. The only thing wrong with them is as with all S&W semi's of that time, their thumb safeties swing the wrong way.
     
  11. AJP

    AJP Well-Known Member

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    Jun 15, 2017
    Very nice. I always liked the magazine windows
     
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