S & w 645

Discussion in 'Smith & Wesson Forum' started by TennTrucker, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. TennTrucker

    TennTrucker New Member

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    I got this from my aunt after my uncle past a couple years ago. Look new and doubt it's had over a box shot throught it. Gave $400 for it, didn't figure I got hurt on it but it helped my aunt out. From what I can find out it was only built for 3 years. It very smooth to shoot. My question is this considered in the 1911 family or a knock off?



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  2. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Trucker,

    You did good and also best it stayed in the family in my opinion! I am a little sentimental in that area when it comes to family weapons and heirlooms. The S&W 645 was a good shooter. And a well built pistol. A little on the heavy side but nothing wrong with that. If there is nothing to compare it to one would never know! Man that is a fine Pistol! You enjoy and send us some Range Report Pictures!:)

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  3. JolietGunner

    JolietGunner New Member

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    Ya you definately did great beautiful gun!!


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  4. JW357

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    Nice pistol.

    I'm sorry for your loss.
     
  5. Pasquanel

    Pasquanel Proud to be an American Supporter

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    Helped your Aunt out? So what is the question?
     
  6. therewolf

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    It's more of a Beretta knock off.

    It's got different safeties than a 1911, and

    a different grip angle. I like the weight, but it's a

    tad heavy. IMO it points better than a 1911.


    But the trigger guard, DA/SA, and decocker, is very similar to a

    92FS. If you had been thinking "I wish my Beretta 92 were a 45ACP",

    This may be the gun for you.

    I bought mine from a LGS for 400$ OTD in 2011, so I think you did OK,

    money-wise.


    It's my favorite 45.
     
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  7. TennTrucker

    TennTrucker New Member

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    It's a very nice shooter, I gave a little more than I would have normally do but wanted to keep it in the family. I'm a dealer hunter, don't make a habit of buying thing for what they are worth. Guess you miss the question of was this a type of 1911. Thank Wolf for your answer, hadn't thought of it in the Beretta angle but now can see what you mean and will agree with you on it. It definitely a kerper.

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  8. big_blue79

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    Sounds and looks to me like it's part of the S&W family of Semi-Auto's that started with the Model 39. Some of the models used the caliber in which the pistol was chambered in as the model designation. IE: 4506, 4006, etc. 4506 is .45ACP, 4006 is .40S&W. Some of the Third Generation pistols, which are 4 digit model numbers, used a three digit model number, called the S&W value series.

    I'll look up value.

    Right about what you paid for it is about what it's worth, but to me, it wouldn't matter, I'd pay for it just for the sentimental value.

    Looks like this was the model before the 4506.

    I've got a 469 3.5" Barreled 9mm S&W, that's where the obsession has started with me...
     
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  9. TennTrucker

    TennTrucker New Member

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    A bit of trivia on this gun is Don Johnson carried one on Miami Vice.

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  10. Gatoragn

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    May be my imagination, but I see JMB's influence all over that pistola. Grip angle resembles a 1911's. Also see some Hi Power elements.

    Nice score, ya dun gud.
     
  11. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    I kind of agree.

    Tenn, could you post some more pictures please?
     
  12. TennTrucker

    TennTrucker New Member

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    Sure



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  13. Dearhunter

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    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.
     
  14. therewolf

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    IIRC, during seasons 3 and 4...

    As a side note, it's also my favorite CCW. I wonder

    how that places me in the Biggest Carry Gun Contest? :D
     
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  15. robocop10mm

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    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.