July 26, 2003, 09:17 PM
I'm interested in the .45ACP model. When did they stop making them blued? And when did they start making them in 4"? Has there ever been a 4" unfluted model?
Oh yeah--would it be a fair trade to give a lightly used Series I Kimber Classic with a nice trigger job for a used 25/625 plus a little something?
July 27, 2003, 03:58 PM
The Model 25 was introduced in 1955. 4" bbls have been around for most of the time, and definitely the last 20 years. An unfluted 45 ACP was offered in 1988 (not sure of bbl length). The Model 25 was disc in 1991 and reintroduced in 2000. Depending on where you are, a blued Model 25 can be in the 400-600 range. 625's were introduced in 89 and were available with 4" bbls. Prices would be slightly lower.
July 27, 2003, 07:15 PM
I think the most recent 4", unflutted 625 would be this year 2000 V-comp.
S&W .45 acp's are great guns!!! Used versions generally run in the $400 --> $700 range, if you include Performance Center models. Add a couple hundred to both ends of that price range for new.
I'm guessing your Kimber is worth around $450 --> $500, but on trade in, I wouldn't expect much more than $350 --> $400. You'd be much better off selling it yourself, or better yet, keeping it and saving up for a 625.