SOLD FOR: $1564
Make: Smith & Wesson
Serial Number: TDL6234
Year of Manufacture: 1988-1999
Caliber: .45 ACP
Action Type: Single/Double Action, Semi-Auto Pistol with Ambidextrous Decocker Safety
Markings: The right side of the frame is marked with the small S&W logo. The left side of the slide is marked “SMITH & WESSON” and has the four-line Marcas Registradas address. The left side of the frame is marked “TDL6234 / MOD 4506”. The barrel visible through the ejection port is marked “45 AUTO”. The butt of the grip frame and left side of the trigger guard have inspection marks.
Barrel Length: 5″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade with a white dot dovetailed to a rise at the front of the slide. The rear sight is an adjustable square-notch sight with two white dots and is dovetailed to the rear of the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered black Xenoy that wrap around the backstrap and leave the frontstrap exposed. There are a couple of little rubs on the smooth portions. The checkering is mainly strong but has a few light marks. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Fine Plus condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are a few little scuffs that have caused smooth spots. There is light handling wear. There is light operational wear. The markings are clear. The screwheads are sharp. Overall, this pistol is in about Fine Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The slide has almost no play to the frame. The single-action trigger is crisp, the double action is smooth and the reset is short. We have not fired this pistol. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with three 8-round magazines.
Our Assessment: The Model 4506 is a 3rd generation Smith & Wesson with the barrel length and chambering of the classic 1911, but with stainless construction, single and double action design, and some other updates in line with the 3rd generation line of handguns. This example is in Fine Plus condition with a great bore and strong mechanics. If you’re looking for a single-stack .45 and you are used to the SA/DA action, this would be a great option. With that being said, it looks great and we are sure a Smith & Wesson collector would like to add this to their safe. Please see our photos and good luck!