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Old March 1, 2006, 04:06 PM   #1
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3'' s&w centennial?

dealer has a used one and i didn't know how rare they are. listed at $395.00 in stainless and NO EF-ING KEYLOCK!!! i just didn't know how desirable/collectable this piece was. especially as there is a 95% gp-100 4'' right beside it for only $350.00 help please
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Old March 1, 2006, 05:38 PM   #2
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Centennial is a name for a frame design. By coming in different calibers and frame sizes there are several Centennials. The exact model would be helpful in determining it's desirablity.
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Old March 1, 2006, 06:17 PM   #3
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640? 38 SPL, 357?

There were some rare 9mms and 32s IIRC.
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Old March 1, 2006, 06:22 PM   #4
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That is a rare model. I remember seeing one on the cover of Combat Handguns about ten plus years ago. I have never found one myself, but I would love to add one to my collection.
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Old March 2, 2006, 08:05 AM   #5
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it is a 640 in .38 special
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Old March 2, 2006, 10:43 AM   #6
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Not particularly rare, but not particularly common, either.
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Old March 2, 2006, 04:11 PM   #7
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so final verdict, is this a deal for $395 or should i get the gp100 for $350? i already own an airweight bodyguard, a 4'' model 31 (.32 long) s&w, and a 3913 tsw 9mm.
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Old March 3, 2006, 03:01 AM   #8
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They were made for 5 or 6 years. They only changed after the J-Magnum frame came out and allowed the .357 mag chambering. If you really want it the go for it, but if you pass then it's not like you made any grave error.
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Old March 3, 2006, 06:51 AM   #9
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Any 3" stainless smith is worth that, just have to ask yourself if it is worth it to you.
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Old March 3, 2006, 08:41 PM   #10
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I have a S&W Model 640 (no dash) in .38 Special with the 3" barrel. It's a nice gun and I don't recall seeing another like it in person. If you like 3" wheelguns, get it. The price isn't out of line.
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