Smith & Wesson 459

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Smith & Wesson Model 459 - 9x19mm
Smith & Wesson Model 459 - 9x19mm

The Smith & Wesson 459 was the 2nd generation of the Smith & Wesson 59 (which was a double stacked magazine version of the Smith & Wesson 39). The main notable external difference between the 459 and the 59 was adjustable rear sights (and a slight modification to the front sight to accommodate the higher profile of the newer rear sights). However, 459's could be ordered with fixed sights as well. The only other external difference was a single pin placement on the right side of the frame, the slide stop pivot pin (It appears behind the frame bulge on the 459, but ahead of it on the older 59, where the bulge is further back). Early production models had the round trigger guard. Later models had the square trigger guard. It was only in production for 8 years, being again replaced by a later generation of S&W auto 9mm handguns, the 5900 series. The S&W 459 had an all (blued) steel counter-part called the S&W 559 and a stainless steel version known as the Smith & Wesson 659.



(1980 - 1989)

  • Type: Pistol
  • Caliber(s): 9x19mm
  • Weight: 2.25 lb (1.02 kg)
  • Length: 7.438 in (18.9 cm)
  • Barrel length(s): 4 in (10.2 cm)
  • Capacity: 14-round Magazine
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto (SA/DA)

The Smith & Wesson Model 459 can be seen in the following films:


Title Actor Character Note Date
Red Dragon Edward Norton FBI Special Agent Will Graham 2002
In the Line of Duty: The FBI Murders Ronny Cox FBI Special Agent Ben Grogan 1988
In the Line of Duty: The FBI Murders Bruce Greenwood FBI Special Agent Jerry Dove 1988


Title Actor Character Note Date
Nestor Burma Guy Marchand Nestor Burma Seasons 1-5 1991-1998
Nestor Burma - Season 1 Brigitte Buc Joséphine "Pas de bavards à la Muette" (S1E1) 1991
Nestor Burma - Season 2 Patrick Guillemin Inspector Fabre "Du Rebecca rue des Rosiers" (S2E3) 1992
Nestor Burma - Season 2 Simon Eine Inspector Wilfried "Retour au bercail" (S2E7) 1993
Nestor Burma - Season 3 Emma Colberti Ondine Bluvette "Nestor Burma et le Monstre" (S3E6) 1993
Nestor Burma - Season 4 Bernard Alane Robert Roy "Nestor Burma dans l'île" (S4E1) 1994
Nestor Burma - Season 5 Michel Fortin Zavatter "Poupée russe" (S5E5) 1998
Nestor Burma - Season 5 Wioletta Michalczuk Natacha "Poupée russe" (S5E5) 1998


Title Character Note Date
Burn Up! McCoy's thugs 1991

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