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Old 02-01-2017, 04:42 PM
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I've been keeping my eye out for a 4516 for quite a while. Stopped by my LGS yesterday almost penny less and saw a 3rd. Gen. in the bottom case with a tag that said S&W4566, $400.

I went back today to inspect it and with enough cash to put it on layaway, if it checked out, until I can assemble the appropriate funds. Remarkably it is in very good shape with just a little exterior wear. Shop owner said he had the case, so I asked if the extra mags were in it, and they were.

Not exactly what I was looking for, but extremely delighted with my find and the shop.
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Old 02-01-2017, 08:51 PM
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$400 sounds like a screaming deal. I picked one up a few weeks ago and haven't had a chance to put any rounds through it.
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Old 02-01-2017, 09:06 PM
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You're going to like shooting the 4566. It is heavy, wouldn't want to carry it all day but for a home pistol or range use it is very enjoyable. Possibly the softest shooting 45acp I have ever shot. Mine is the TSW and has the rail, adding to the weight. Feeds anything!!
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Old 02-01-2017, 09:36 PM
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Sure sounds like an excellent deal to me. I am a HUGE fan of the 3rd Gen 45s. I have the '16, '66 and the '06. My favorite is the 4506. I know it is big and heavy, but that's what I like about it. My first 3rd Gen was the '16 but I don't really like it as much as its larger brethren. Disclaimer...I don't carry any of them.
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Old 02-01-2017, 10:26 PM
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Here is what I have to say about a 4566 like you described for the price you stated.
  1. Buy it.
  2. But it, now!
  3. Let me think . . . let's see, is there anything else . . . oh yeah, BUY IT RIGHT NOW!!
  4. Now just one question and I'm out of here . . . Did you buy it yet?!?!?
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Old 02-01-2017, 11:21 PM
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Congrats! I snagged one on the big auction site a few weeks ago for $370, but mine came with only 1 mag and no box/paperwork/etc. You got a smoking deal!
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Old 02-01-2017, 11:29 PM
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Said it before and will say it again: YOUR PICTURE HANGS ON THE POST OFFICE WALL. Good deal. Congrats!
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Old 02-01-2017, 11:31 PM
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I paid considerably more than that for mine several months ago. I absolutely love it. Of my six .45's, it is my favorite. Accurate, will digest anything you feed it, and is a pleasure to shoot. Congrats.
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I found a 4566 TSW w/rail last summer for $425, no box, but like new condition, it was a movie prop gun, so says the gun shop. I had just purchased a Colt Commander so I turned a buddy on to it and he snagged it up and said I'd have first right of refusal. Great gun! Congrat's.
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Thank you all for your words of encouragement and congratulations. So it came home today. I know the rules say to post Pictures, so here goes.
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You did good HCH! The 4566 is a sweet shooting pistol!
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Old 02-04-2017, 12:15 PM
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I bought one a year or two ago.
I DARE you to try to take it away from me.
It's one of my favorite pistols.
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Old 02-04-2017, 12:42 PM
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Very nice, now you will need to find a 4506 to keep it company..
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Oh YEAH!

Yours is just like mine, and I paid $500 for it on GB a while back with no box and with two mags. You done real good!

You can take your own glamour shots later, so here's a couple of my old girl. There's some honest wear and tear, and frankly I like it that way.

Mine's my HD pistol, residing in the night stand as we speak.





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Old 02-05-2017, 02:40 AM
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So it came home today. I know the rules say to post Pictures, so here goes.
Nice find! Box & all.

That one's near the end of the run of the non-TSW models too.

Spec Order# "8172" (June 21, 1998, which was a Sunday -weird-) & "03" is for rev.03 (R3)

That Product Code #148172 isn't listed in the SCSW (no surprise) but obviously it's the one for that revision.

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Old 02-05-2017, 11:36 AM
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4566s are built like tanks. The one downside is the trigger play springs in the 45XX series tend to weaken or break, causing a distinct click when the trigger is pulled in single action. It does not affect operation , however, just annoying. It can be replaced. I'd replace the recoil spring due to its unknown history.
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Old 03-19-2017, 02:38 PM
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I was looking for a 4506 when I found my 4566.
I was on it like stink on poop.
Mine is not a TSW. No rail. Just night sights.
I couldn't be happier.
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Congrats! Yours is a beauty. Looks hardly used. The 4566 is one of my favorite pistols. Enjoy yours! Regards 18DAI
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Old 03-19-2017, 09:05 PM
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Fortunately or unfortunately I bought my 4566 NIB. And that is the way it still is in my safe. But not to worry, I have my 4506, 4516 and 745 to shoot to my heart's content. 3rd Gens are just awesome!
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