I think you have a fine weapon, one that any of us on this board would be pround to own. and yes, it does have that 1911 look.
US Naval Aviation AMSC 20 years ( retired) ASW/Aircrew Wings, P2V plane capt. Tail hooker,
US Naval Academy (DI) Shooting Instructor (Annapolis) NDW shooting team member.
Alway keep your six covered
The 645 its single action fraternal twin, the 745 were the first .45 ACP semi-auto pistols S&W ever made. The 645 was not long lived as Smith got bought out by Thompkins who insisted they streamline manufacturing and design. The 4506 came along and the large frame pistol market was never the same.
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