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Old 09-24-2009, 08:39 AM
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Default Price Check on S&W 745

I found a 745 locally and was wondering if this is a good 45 from S&W. I haven't heard much about this model. It has a slight amount of bluing wear on the slide both sides of the muzzle, and a little by the ejection port. Comes with 2 factory mags, and the original box. Here is a pic:

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I can't help with a price, except to suggest checking completed auctions on GB. I had one for years, and my daughter was so fond of it, I finally gave it to her. I sometimes wish I hadn't. As far as I know, these don't go for big bucks. I suspect they have a value of $500 or less even in the current market. They are a fine gun. If you can buy it right, I wouldn't hesitate.
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made from 1986-1990(S&W book#3)5,000 made. seen one sell for 700 at a gun store here in LV. I really like my 745 and jackrabbits hate it.
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I took a look at GB and found that the few that had actually sold went for a bit under $500. There is an IPSC version, that AFAIK differs only in the markings. These guns were popular in IPSC for a while. They were supposed to compete with the 1911's but I guess we know which one won out.
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Old 09-24-2009, 10:14 AM
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The gun seems like a fine firearm, came across this in my search for a 4566, 4566tsw, or 4506. It looked to have been fired very little, and I liked the fact that it came with the original box and 2 mags. Really just looking for a quality target shooting 45, something that will be a good lasting pistol. However, the current price tag is a couple hundred more than I have been seeing 4566's and 4506's go for on GB. So I think I will pass on it in my search for a 4566.
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Old 09-24-2009, 10:23 AM
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If you are looking for a target pistol, the 745 is it. Don't know if you realize the 745 is a single action version of the 645. If you indeed want a target gun, a 745 would likely serve you better than the other models you mention. You don't say what the price of this gun is, and if the price were wishful thinking, I would pass too. If you can buy it for $450-475, it's a good buy.
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I paid $500 for mine with the box about 15 years ago and it based on what I have seen they are still hovering around that mark.

For the money they are a really good target pistol. The trigger on mine is unbelievable and the gun is accurate.
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I paid $500 for mine with the box about 5 years ago. Any that I have seen for sale around here have been asking $700.
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The one I posted is in excess of $700 I believe, plus I'd have to do a FFL transfer. So from your posts I'd say it is excessively priced.
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I bought mine some years ago for less than $500, I have the IPSC version. As far as target guns go, it is pretty good. It won't outshoot a $2000 longslide 1911, but it will outshoot any other gun I have in that price range.

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The one I posted is in excess of $700 I believe, plus I'd have to do a FFL transfer. So from your posts I'd say it is excessively priced.
I think that for $700 it would have to be NIB and delivered to your door. Still wouldn't be a great price. Those guns were pretty expensive new, but their resale has been pretty weak. They are good guns, far better than their secondary market pricing indicates.
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Walked into a local store that had this for $699.00 for months. They reduced it to $350.00 and I was there to grap it. I bought a one new in the 80's and loved it, but needed to fund a more accurate bullseye gun.
They shoot great and feed anything. I just weighed the trigger at 3.5#. I'm glad to have another 745 back in the stable. I went about a year and a half without buying a gun and then bought 3 in a little over a month!
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Sounds like you were in the right spot at the right time Ignatz. If it was priced at $350 it would be a no brainer decision for me. Guess will have to keep checking in on it periodically. Maybe the price will drop.
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I paid something like $349 for my 10th Anniversary IPSC virtually NIB with all papers and cleaning rod etc.. I had seen it in the case at the shop tucked away in the back and had never asked to see the price assuming it to be very expensive. I was into acquiring police trade-in 2nd and 3rd Gens at the time and let it pass. Then one day I asked to see it, saw the price, and never put it back down. As it turned out, when the trigger was pulled the hammer would only fall to half-cock. A quick $40 repair by my smith and the gun was 100%.

It's an interesting gun, but I think that I prefer my 645 by a good bit. Still, its a keeper. The 10th Anniversary seem to go for a good deal more, but I could live without the billboard.

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Considering the pic you posted is from a current GB auction, I take it you have looked there...his price for buy now is simply ridiculous

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Yeah and I have looked at it in the shop. The Buy Now price is around 50% more than I think he has it stickered in shop. He has had the gun since at least February. I guess we know the reason why. Maybe closer to the holiday's he might be willing to part with for less. Never know.
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I paid $500 with box, 2 mags and extra BarSto Barrel. Around here people are offering them for $650 but I don't think they are selling for that price.

It is the best .45 I have shot. But I don't have that much experience: Colt Series 70 and Kimber SS target II.

It seems to me it is better than most 1911's up to about $1500.

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Yeah and I have looked at it in the shop. The Buy Now price is around 50% more than I think he has it stickered in shop. He has had the gun since at least February. I guess we know the reason why. Maybe closer to the holiday's he might be willing to part with for less. Never know.
If he will let it go for 5-ish I think you would love it. It's a match grade 645 if I am correct and my 645 is super accurate as it is.
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Were these pistols known for unusual accuracy, or has this been just my experience.

Also, does the odd barrel bushing have something to do with it?
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Default 745 Barrel Bushing

I just joined the forum awhile back. The barrel on the 745 is called a coned barrel. In other words, the barrel is fit to a fixed bushing on the slide rather then to a separate bushing like the Colt 1911 or SW 52. I assume this was done for keeping the cost down. Eventually it will wear out and have to be replaced.

The 745 is basically a SW 39 in 45 caliber. I like my 745 because it fits my hand, is well balanced and I can hold it rock steady.
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Put one on lay-away today. It's priced for $375.00. Feels very good in my hand, nice balance, good trigger and shoots well (took it out for a test drive). It needs to be in my safe.
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Unless it's been dragged behind a truck, that's a real good price. Those were very expensive guns when new.
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Unless it's been dragged behind a truck, that's a real good price. Those were very expensive guns when new.
Good to know. I've wanted one of the older S&W autos in my safe for a few years. I'm a big revolver guy, but the 1st and 2nd Generation S&W autos go back to my childhood. Guess it's nostalgia.
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