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Old June 19, 2011, 06:38 PM   #1
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Smith & Wesson Model 45

The S&W Model 45 was made from 1948-78, a period of 30 years. Do any of you Smith collectors know exactly how many were made? They seem to be awful scarce.
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Old June 19, 2011, 07:12 PM   #2
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Jeez, I'd expect you to be answering this type of question, not asking it
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Old June 21, 2011, 09:50 AM   #3
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LOL!!! Unfortunately, I don't know the answer. But I still think the .22 M&P is a cool gun and I don't know why Smith dropped it.
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Old June 21, 2011, 10:07 AM   #4
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Standard Catalogue of Firearms sez,,,

Model 45 (Post Office)
This model is a special purpose K-frame Military & Police Model
chambered for the .22 rimfire. It was designed as a training revolver
for police departments and the U.S. Postal Service. This
model was manufactured in limited quantities between 1948 and
1957. In 1963 production abruptly began and ended again. There
were 500 of these revolvers released on a commercial basis, but
they are rarely encountered.
NIB Exc. V.G. Good Fair Poor
1250 800 650 450 300 100
I read somewhere that the initial production for the post Office was 2,000 guns,,,
And that after that there were approximately 4,000 more made for various organizations.

All I know is that they don't come up for sale very often,,,
Last one I heard of was about a year ago,,,
It went in auction for $2,300.00.

Best substitute I can do is a Model 18 Combat Masterpiece,,,
Like a Model 45 but with adjustable rear sights,,,
And a combat style ramp front sight.

Okay, okay,,, it's only similarity is that it's a K-frame in .22 LR.

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Old June 21, 2011, 10:32 AM   #5
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Model 45

One just sold on Auction Arms June 12 for $1809.00.
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Old October 6, 2011, 12:07 AM   #6
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There's one on gunbroker now:

Never heard of this model until I saw this auction.
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Old October 6, 2011, 11:37 PM   #7
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Personally, I think Smith should bring this model back, but WITHOUT the ILS.
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