Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >

Notices

Smith & Wesson Semi-Auto Pistols Other Smith & Wesson Semi-Automatic Pistols from the 1950's to Present


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-23-2020, 11:37 PM
4T5GUY's Avatar
4T5GUY 4T5GUY is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Oregon Coast
Posts: 748
Likes: 1,570
Liked 1,859 Times in 567 Posts
Default S&W 745 “Left Over Parts” Becoming Models

If you’re not interested in 745’s or other S&W products that they put together with left over parts inventory, (and then gave FANTASTIC names to,) just move on from this.

Another post 745 production showed up, and now I suspect there are probably more.

I still feel very lucky to have gotten my ANIB “745 Performance Center Special”, (1998,) just a few years ago. It was $700.00 and actually checks out with a PC Product Code and Earl confirmed/remembered the 15 Lew Horton got in 1998.

Now I see another one, (1990,) This one was named “745 .45 Special Limited Production” with a different Product Code. It seems S&W was using up leftover 745 parts right away.

Wasn’t there a “Classic” series offered in some other models? I’m definitely not putting these products down but the marketing and frugal use of leftovers still amazes me.

Jim
Attached Thumbnails
-3299e907-91fa-4a1b-baaf-87d64dfa555c-jpeg   -75bd4731-afea-49e6-8691-7612ba80110f-jpg   -025279a6-b8fe-4a8b-bc6a-39bee9eb631c-jpeg   -a287dc9f-df4f-4c98-af8f-2fb784dc7650-jpg  
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #2  
Old 07-24-2020, 01:10 AM
Sevens Sevens is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Ohio
Posts: 4,915
Likes: 4,987
Liked 7,586 Times in 2,860 Posts
Default

The last gasp of 745’s in 1990 were the ones with the adjustable rear sight. At least, that’s the way the Standard Catalogue of Smith & Wesson tells it.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #3  
Old 07-24-2020, 08:05 AM
stansdds stansdds is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Virginia
Posts: 3,390
Likes: 3,407
Liked 3,847 Times in 1,905 Posts
Default

S&W did not and does not have a habit of wasting a supply of parts.
__________________
VCDL, GOA, NRA
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #4  
Old 07-27-2020, 02:52 PM
bulova bulova is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 167
Likes: 7
Liked 50 Times in 32 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sevens View Post
The last gasp of 745’s in 1990 were the ones with the adjustable rear sight. At least, that’s the way the Standard Catalogue of Smith & Wesson tells it.
Mine is s/n TBF04XX which I think is an earlier model. True?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-28-2020, 06:51 AM
stansdds stansdds is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Virginia
Posts: 3,390
Likes: 3,407
Liked 3,847 Times in 1,905 Posts
Default

edited-somehow posted to the wrong thread.
__________________
VCDL, GOA, NRA

Last edited by stansdds; 07-29-2020 at 07:07 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-28-2020, 07:53 AM
Sevens Sevens is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Ohio
Posts: 4,915
Likes: 4,987
Liked 7,586 Times in 2,860 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bulova View Post
Mine is s/n TBF04XX which I think is an earlier model. True?
Earlier than... ?
The early 745’s were all the IPSC Anniversary marked pistols with the DVC serial prefix.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-28-2020, 08:50 AM
mikerjf mikerjf is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 537
Likes: 272
Liked 713 Times in 289 Posts
Default

You can see this in the electric guitar world also - Fender was known for creating models to use up parts.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
M&P 2.0C Dry Fire to the left compared to G19? (Left handed) Albert0 Smith & Wesson M&P Pistols 4 07-14-2018 04:38 PM
Parts left over Ole Joe Clark The Lounge 16 05-28-2017 10:24 PM
Hard to find Browning BAR Parts - Commercial Belgian - Early Models onegunshort Accessories/Misc - For Sale or Trade 0 12-28-2012 01:43 PM
Do Centennial models generally have a better trigger pull than the hammered models? chp S&W Revolvers: 1980 to the Present 6 03-14-2012 09:08 PM
Safety issue with Apex parts thumb safety models. Szumi Smith & Wesson M&P Pistols 6 11-13-2010 07:10 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:54 PM.


Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.42 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)