Smith & Wesson S&W Model 4566 .45 ACP 4.25″ DA/SA Semi-Automatic Pistol
SOLD FOR: $1510
Make: Smith & Wesson
Serial Number: TFC7635
Year of Manufacture: 1991-1999
Caliber: .45 ACP
Action Type: Single/Double Action, Semi-Auto Pistol with Ambidextrous Decocker Safety. Please note, no magazine is included.
Markings: The right side of the frame is marked with a small S&W logo. The left side of the slide is marked “SMITH & WESSON / SPRINGFIELD, MA U.S.A.”. The left side of the frame is marked “TFC7635 / MOD 4566”. 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: 4 1/4″
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 a Novaks lo-mount sight that has two white dots. The rear sight is dovetailed into the slide and also has a set screw
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is a checkered black Xenoy grip that wraps around the backstrap and leaves the frontstrap exposed. There are some scattered little scuffs and light handling marks. There are a few more noticeable nicks and minor scratches on the bottom edges. The checkering is strong, there are some light compressions and worn peaks. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Fine 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 96% of its metal finish. There are some scattered scuffs that have caused smooth spots to the matte stainless, most noticeable on the dust cover. There are a couple of small spots of discoloration on the right side of the slide towards the front. There is light operational wear. The markings are clear. The screwheads are sharp. Overall, this pistol is in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. 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: None. No magazine is included.
Our Assessment: The Model 4566 is a 3rd generation Smith & Wesson with the barrel length and chambering of the classic Commander 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 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, all you need to to is get some magazines. With that being said, it looks great and we are sure a Smith & Wesson collector would like to add this to their safe if they are yet to get one. Please see our photos and good luck!