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Old 05-25-2012, 10:40 PM
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My father in law has been offered a blued 457 with 3 magazines, like new, 12 rounds through it for $350.

Pictures look to be in excellent shape.

Is that right? Are these good guns? Anything bad about it?

Didn't find anything with the search feature.
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Old 05-26-2012, 12:17 AM
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That would be an excellent price and I would love to find one at the price and shape you described. I would try the search feature again as there are many threads discussing this model, several fairly recently. The 457 is generally regarded as a fine handgun and a good compromise between capacity and comfort (carry) for a proven round. I'm sure others will respond shortly with more trigger time on these pistols than I to provide more detailed answers to your questions. Good luck!
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Old 05-26-2012, 01:13 AM
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A like new 457 with 3 mags for $350? Tell your F-I-L not to buy it and TELL ME WHERE IT IS.

Seriously, bust open the wallet and grab it. I have two 457's; one is my EDC and the other is the spare. It's a great gun. There are plenty of threads here praising it - not sure why you didn't find any when you searched.
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Old 05-26-2012, 08:06 AM
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BUY IT! I just paid $450 for a stainless version and am seeing them go for $425-475 here in FL.

I only have 100rds through mine so far, but it shoots really well for a .45 of that size.

I'm wondering where this gun has been all my life!
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Run, don't walk! Great price on a great carry gun.

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Old 05-26-2012, 04:25 PM
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I paid that for mind 5 years ago, it was a good deal then and a great deal now.
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I paid that for mind 5 years ago, it was a good deal then and a great deal now.
Ditto, with the price of mags currently that is a good price. My 457 is a favorite, and I shoot it better than my 645!
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:23 PM
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Buy it. Now. This second. Great gun. Excellent shooter for any size. I love mine. You cannot go wrong with a 457.
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Old 06-02-2012, 05:08 PM
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Buy it. Or tell me where it is so I can send my son to buy it!

I have one, which came with ammo, a holster, and seven magazines, but I paid about $500.00. Which I thought was a good price.

Another highly underrated semi auto from S&W.
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I bought the stainless 457 and 5 mags, along with a box of ammo for $425. Pristine condition! I love it. I hope you've gotten yourself one by now. Enjoy it!!
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I bought the stainless 457 and 5 mags, along with a box of ammo for $425. Pristine condition! I love it. I hope you've gotten yourself one by now. Enjoy it!!
You did very well. My 457S is my every day carry gun. About 2 years ago I paid $400 for the gun and two mags. The stainless ones don't get offered that often and if I come across another I will buy it.

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This was the first 3rd Gen 45 I had that caused FTRTB issues and I never could get it worked out and lost confidence in it so sold it. Could have been an ammo problem but all mags were new from S&W so that wasn't the problem and recoil spring was new. I'll never know.
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ColColt, I'm sorry about your loss. I feel your pain. The 457 is one of the best S&W auto's ever, IMO. It probably was just an ammo problem, however, your right. You'll never know. If you had the S&W mags, it has to be the ammo. NEVER use a "ProMag". Those things will make a grown man cry! (Because of the money wasted on them)
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It did that with two different bullet shapes and that was what puzzled me. No, I know better that to use Pro Mags. I used factory and even bought some Wolff mag springs for one to no avail. It just wasn't in the cards. My 4506 on the other hand, has been 100% reliable from day one and that was 21 years ago with all ammo-factory or reloads.
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This was the first 3rd Gen 45 I had that caused FTRTB issues and I never could get it worked out and lost confidence in it so sold it. Could have been an ammo problem but all mags were new from S&W so that wasn't the problem and recoil spring was new. I'll never know.
I had the same issue with a 4516-1 and it was sent back to S&W twice, with the problem not solved. I replaced the recoil spring and the problem never showed up again, but like you I never trusted the weapon after that and sold it. I also briefly had a 457, but traded it for a SW99c in 9mm that I like better.
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