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Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Revolver Ocelot, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. Revolver Ocelot

    Revolver Ocelot Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Jul 8, 2008
  2. Unisaw

    Unisaw Well-Known Member

    That is just a normal 642. The cylinder, barrel, and crane are made of stainless steel while the frame is aluminum.

    You might want to search under the term "642 club". There is a wealth of information in parts I and II of that thread.
  3. Revolver Ocelot

    Revolver Ocelot Well-Known Member

    I contacted the seller and he said the barrel on it was identical to the one on the 340 (in that it has a small underlug) I know it is otherwise the same as any other 643 but I was just curious if there was a different number or name designating it.
  4. cocojo

    cocojo Well-Known Member

    I hate to say it but that picture is not a 642 gun. It looks like a 342 or 340 with titanium cylinder. Looks like a "bate and switch" going on here.
    If that's a real 342 worth every penny of 399.00. Ty guns were selling for 700.00 buck or more. If that is a bate and switch wouldn't you want to see what was really for sale and it's condition? The gun shown has a titanum cylinder and barrel shroud, 642's don't.
  5. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

    My friend cocojo is correct, as the weapon pictuered IS NOT a
    S&W model 642~! :scrutiny: :uhoh:
  6. Unisaw

    Unisaw Well-Known Member

    I stand corrected! :eek:
  7. cocojo

    cocojo Well-Known Member

    Revolver: be carefull of some of these guns for sale on GA. I can give you another issue there. Colt Agent, seller stated that it left the factory in 1954 but if you look at the pictures it's a mid sixties post 1966 gun, not fifties. Roll pin in hammer to firing pin, wood grip covering the frame has short post 1966 frame and not a 50's frame. Be careful on what you buy and what your paying for. I own a 1956 Agent. Some Colt agents started in 55 but could have been made 54, but not this gun advertised. Make sure you know what your buying and that picture matches the gun.
  8. Revolver Ocelot

    Revolver Ocelot Well-Known Member

    honestly being I already have a 442 I may just go ahead and find me a 342, that little revolver looks nice, thanks for your help!!!
  9. DAdams

    DAdams Well-Known Member


    Conjured up the spirit of jt1 and here is what he sayeth....

    I agree, make certain what you buy is what is pictured. If you consider it you may want to get a serial number to compare the the purported for sale item.
    Buyer Beware.

    Ok, I got off my dead azz and drug out S&N.

    342-1. Aluminum frame Centennial with titanium cylinder with ILS. NIB $500.
    There are some with wood grips that go higher in value. Basically a 642 with Ti cylinder. A bit lighter than a standard 642.

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