SOLD FOR: $3092
Make: Smith & Wesson Performance Center
Model: Lew Horton 4566 C.Q.B., No. 170105
Serial Number: CQB0156
Year of Manufacture: 1998
Caliber: .45 ACP
Action Type: Single/Double Action, Semi-Auto Pistol with Ambidextrous Decocker
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″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade with a recessed white dot and is dovetailed to a rise at the front of the slide. The rear sight is a lo-mount style sight that has two recessed white dots. The rear sight is dovetailed into the slide and also has a set screw.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece black rubber Hogue panels made with their pebble texture. There are some scattered light handling marks. There are no major defects. The grip rates in about Excellent 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 is stubborn lead fouling in the grooves next to the lands. This bore will rate 10 out of 10 in my opinion once the lead fouling is cleaned out.
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 is a bit of finish wear on the edges of the controls. There are scattered light handling marks. The markings are clear. The pins are unmarred. Overall, this pistol is in about Fine-Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. This pistol has a decocker ONLY, it does not function as a safety. 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, and Accessories: This pistol comes with a two 8-round magazines, a serial matching case, and paperwork including the manual.
Our Assessment: The 4500 model pistols are Smith & Wesson’s ‘Third Generation’ series, replacing the previous .45 models. Features incorporated in these pistols include a fixed barrel bushing, greatly improved trigger pull, 3-dot sights, improved wraparound grips, and beveled magazine well. This Model 4566 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 96% of the finish remains. 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!
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