J frame clarification


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Weylan
January 14, 2003, 09:41 AM
Can someone please tell me what the difference is between a S&W 342 and a 342PD? How about a 340 and a 340PD? It looks to me like the only difference is color (and maybe the front sight). Am I right? Thanks for clarifying.

Weylan

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ChristopherG
January 14, 2003, 09:44 AM
342 is 38+p

340 is .357 mag

342/340 is 'silver', with plain ramp front sight

342pd/340pd is black (titanium grey cylinder) w/red ramp front sight (also available with Hi-viz fiber optic front sight)

tomkatz
January 14, 2003, 11:31 AM
this is relatively minor, but the pd guns come with hogue bantams, the others with uncle mikes boot grips....tom

Weylan
January 14, 2003, 12:11 PM
Thanks!

farscott
January 14, 2003, 12:23 PM
There may be one other difference or it could be related to an engineering change. My 342PD has wider cylinder flutes than my 342. I sold the 342 after getting the 342PD; however, the cylinder flute difference was quite noticeable when the guns were side-by-side.

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