SOLD FOR: $2725
Make: Smith & Wesson Performance Center
Model: 4563 CQB, No. 170118
Serial Number: CQC0124
Year of Manufacture: 1998
Caliber: .45 ACP
Action Type: Double Action DA/SA Semi-Automatic Removable Magazine Fed Pistol
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “Performance Center / .45 C.Q.B.”. The frame, above the trigger, is marked with the serial number. The right side of the frame, above the trigger, is marked with the S&W Performance Center monogram logo. The top of the barrel is marked “45 ACP / PERFORMANCE”. The right side of the slide is marked “SMITH & WESSON / SPRINGFIELD, MA. U.S.A.”.
Barrel Length: 4” Match Grade
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade with a recessed white dot and is dovetailed into a rise at the front of the slide. The rear sight is a Novaks lo-mount square-notch with two recessed white dots and is dovetailed and screw-set to the rear of the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is a one-piece checkered black Xenoy wraparound grip. There are some light handling marks. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grip is in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Gray Alloy Frame with Matte Black Slide
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its original finish. There are no major defects, just light handling marks, and light operational wear. The markings are clear. The pinheads are unmarred. Overall, this pistol is in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The double-action trigger is smooth and the single action is crisp with a short reset. The pistol has an ambidextrous decocker (does not function as a safety). We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with a total of two 8-round magazines, a serial matching case, and paperwork including a manual and an invoice to accomplished speed shooter and author Mike Plaxco.
Our Assessment: This Model 4563 CQB from the Smith & Wesson Performance Center. This model was made in 1998 was distributed by Lew Horton. It features a single stack frame, DA/SA action, ambidextrous decocker, 4″ match grade barrel, and front and rear slide serrations. The Performance Center craftsmanship speaks for itself, the single action is crisp with a short reset and the double action is smooth, plus the slide and frame are superbly mated and snug. The bore is bright with sharp rifling and no erosion, about 98% of the finish remains. This one even comes with an invoice stating it was shipped to accomplished competitive shooter Mike Plaxco. If you are looking for a .45 Cal carry gun this should fit the bill, but in such great shape, this rare Smith is sure to be on the radar of the collectors. Please see our photos and good luck!