Centennial "twins"


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Bob79
August 11, 2006, 08:51 PM
Thought I'd post some pics of two "finds" I've had this past year. The 442 was purchased from a local shop in February of this year for under $300 OTD, and the 642 was this past month from Auction Arms. The 642 was about $360 after shipping, and transfer costs. Best part is they both have NO INTERNAL LOCK, and they both are original models with no dash after the model number. I put Hogue Bantams on them both as I really like the grip it provides, light weight, and compactness.

I know they are only rated for standard pressure ammo, and I've got no problem with that as I plan to put no +P through them. Its interesting because up until about a month ago I didn't even know this model of 642 existed with that type of finish. The 442 has already been sent to CCG for the action job, and front sight insert, and I plan on sending out the 642 for the same upgrade soon.

Thanks for looking.

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SaxonPig
August 11, 2006, 09:43 PM
Of course, if you REALLY want original in a Centennial...


http://www.fototime.com/34F17A751067B1C/standard.jpg


Here's one a little prettier despite being a little older...


http://www.fototime.com/121EB62CF27FCB6/standard.jpg


I agree with you on the fineness of the Centennial. My favorite carry revolver.

WJR
August 11, 2006, 11:35 PM
All very nice. I recently purchased a 640 and really like it.

WJR

Bob79
August 14, 2006, 04:20 PM
Does anyone know why S&W stopped finishing the 642's like mine, and switch to the current set-up?

Unless you look close the whole gun appears to be all stainless. Maybe they thought it was too bright, and since its designed as mainly a CCW they wanted a more dull finish?

Thanks.

BluesBear
August 15, 2006, 01:43 AM
Saxon, How does the grip safety feel when firing.

I carried one years ago but I had to remove the safety as it was pounding the ever loving snot of my hand.
Pachmayr grips then made it a joy to shoot.

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