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Old January 30, 2013, 01:42 PM   #1
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Smith & Wesson 642 Airweight .22lr

I am considering a model 42 airweight in .22lr. Has anyone seen one for sale at a decent price?
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Old January 30, 2013, 02:34 PM   #2
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22 lr. 642 Airweight? Never heard of one. I have a 22 lr. 317 Airlite, which I use as a understudy for my 342 & 642.

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Old January 30, 2013, 02:38 PM   #3
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He means the snuby of 642/442 but in 22lr, which the model number is like 317, photo above is the 22lr snuby version of 642, which is 317. No, never seen a decent price for those critters. Run as much as $650, thats why I bought the S&W 617 for $720, all metal, not alum metal. I bought the LCR-22 for $380ish, I really like to get a 317 but that price tag....
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Old January 30, 2013, 03:10 PM   #4
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Wow, I know the new gun is really pricey..I was hoping to find a pre owned one. My wife saw one at a show quite some time ago and NOW wants one for her carry. If I can find one I am going to have a Murabito Saftey installed for her. I like the idea of a bobbed hammer with the saftey for her.
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Old January 30, 2013, 03:14 PM   #5
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By the war 9mm...I have a 617 6". I love the gun. I put a Burris red dot reflex on it for pins and steel shoots. It is one of the most accurate revolvers that I own.
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Old January 30, 2013, 06:42 PM   #6
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There are S&W 317's around. The Ruger LCR-22 is easier to find retail. They run around $400 -$425.
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Old January 30, 2013, 06:47 PM   #7
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He means the snuby of 642/442 but in 22lr, which the model number is like 317...
The M317 is the .22LR equivalent of the spurred-hammer M637. The concealed-hammer .22LR equivalent of the M442 is the M43C.

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Old January 30, 2013, 10:26 PM   #8
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For some reason these airweight 22's are hard to find. If you're lucky enough to find one, as mentioned above they command a hefty price. Looked at a 317 today, but it was a 3 inch with the hi vis front sight. Much prefer a 2 inch I can throw in the pocket for trail/woods hiking.
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Old January 30, 2013, 10:41 PM   #9
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I got lucky and found this one, sans lock a few months ago for $400 from a private seller. The trigger isn't as nice as my 63 but, it sure fits the pocket nice.

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Old February 2, 2013, 08:23 PM   #10
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That was a great deal. Thinking of grabbing a 22lcr myself or cheap practice for my 642
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Old February 4, 2013, 03:04 PM   #11
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Great little gun, crazy prices. You will not regret buying one if you can find a deal like motownstan got.
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Old February 7, 2013, 04:02 PM   #12
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I found a S&W 317 1 7/8" LadySmith .22lr NIB in an Alaska gunshop last week. I checked the serial # and it was made in 1998 with no key lock. I gave $625 for it and it is a beauty. Came with a leather presentation case and rosewood grips. The box label says it was a special order gun. Seemed a shame to shoot it but my wife soon put that idea to rest. She loves it and shoots it pretty well. I am going to put Crimson Trace laser grips on it. I would like to upload a picture but can't do it from my iPad.
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