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Old 03-27-2012, 07:55 AM
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Bought a new 642 last weekend for the helluvit. What's with S&W going to the cardboard box? All the other J frames I got in the past 5 years came in one of the nice plastic lockable cases...when did they go to cardboard..? Just curious and kinda disappointed, other than that no real big deal...guns stll great, lol
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I'm sure when they changed from cardboard to plastic cases years ago, people complained about that too. Can't make everyone happy.
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Are the new ones again the Blue nice cardboard with the S&W Logo?

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2010 was the last year for the revolver in plastic boxes.
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Actually 2010 was the last year for the budget J frames in plastic boxes. Models such as the 625 are still shipping in the blue plastic boxes. The change to cardboard coincided with a big price drop on the low cost J frames. IIRC that price drop was in the ballpark of 100 dollars so I wouldn't flog S&W for saving perhaps 5-7 bucks by shipping these low cost models in cardboard boxes.
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And you should note that the brown paper that the gun comes wrapped in is a vapor emitting corrosion preventative sheet. It should have a very faint odor. I don't know how important it is with stainless steel guns (I suppose that the internal springs are not stainless and could benefit). I guess that is a tradition that goes with both plastic and cardboard boxes.
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Several years ago I bought a $3,000 pistol from Les Bear. It was a 1911 semi-auto in .45 caliber. It came in a plain cardboard box. I was so happy to get the gun, it could have come in a paper bag for all I cared.

Is it just me, or do I smell a box fetish?

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If it keeps price down I dont care if it comes it a ziplock baggie, just curious when they switched, lol. Thanks
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