SOLD FOR: $1004.99
Make: Smith & Wesson
Serial Number: TDC6581
Year of Manufacture: Ca. 1989
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 with the four-line marcas registradas. The left side of the frame is marked “TDC6581 / 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 attached to a base at the rear of the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is a checkered black Xenoy grip that wraps around the backstrap and leaves the serrated frontstrap exposed. There are some scattered nicks, scuffs, and scratches. There are some scrapes. The most noticeable wear is on the bottom edges. The checkering is mostly sharp. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Very Good Plus condition. Also included is a spare grip, it is the same but has an arched backstrap. The spare grip has some scatt4ered little scuffs and light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks and the checkering is strong. The spare grip rates 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 but there are traces of stubborn fouling in the grooves.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 93% of its metal finish. There are some marks and wear on the top of the front sight leaf. There are scuffs, rubs, and draglines scattered throughout, many have caused smooth spots to the matte finish. There are a couple of little nicks. There is light handling wear. The edges have some light wear. There is light operational wear. The markings are clear. The screwheads are sharp. Overall, this pistol is in about Very Good-Fine 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: Included are three 8-round magazines, the previously described spare grip, and an aftermarket hard case.
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 Very Good-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. It has a great bore, strong mechanics, and comes with three mags, ready for the range. Please see our photos and good luck!