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Centennial "twins"

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Bob79, Aug 11, 2006.

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  1. Bob79

    Bob79 Member

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    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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    Of course, if you REALLY want original in a Centennial...


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


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

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    All very nice. I recently purchased a 640 and really like it.

    WJR
     
  4. Bob79

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    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.
     
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    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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