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Old 09-07-2020, 08:32 PM
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On a local board someone has what he says is one of these . He states ; A transition gun , one of a few hundred made and sold before they settled on the final design . It has a hooked trigger guard and no step on frame . Serial# is TEU19xx

Does it sound kosher to you guys ? I'm not up on the 4506 , sold the one I had for a 745 . It would be interesting to own if it was the real thing .

Thanks for any info you can throw my way .
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Sounds like my regular old 4506 no dash
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I think I have one. It is marked 645 but has many 4506 features. As it happens, I was considering selling mine as I got a 4506 recently. Here is a video about it. You can forward my information to your friend if he is interested.
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There are many that ascribe a collector value to these "transitional" guns. In reality, they are merely parts guns. Built to use up parts and frames left over during the transition from the 645 to the 4506 no dash.

I am not a collector. Just a shooter/end user. So, to me, they are not worth the premium that they have aquired. At least what I have seen here in the classifieds and on the big auction board. I would buy a 645 or a 4506 no dash first. Almost the same gun, for a lot less money. My 0.02. Regards 18DAI
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I once had one of these "pilot guns". Mine was marked as "Model 645" on the receiver, but the receiver had the one-piece, wrap-around, delrin stocks like any other Model 4506. Mine shot like a parts gun... as in parts that were not fit for a production gun. It was reliable, but it did not shoot groups at 25 yards, it shot patterns. I traded it away as fast as I could.
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it did not shoot groups at 25 yards, it shot patterns. I traded it away as fast as I could.

I find mine to be rather accurate. But I'm open to the possibility that it is just accurate compared to my abilities...
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I don't consider myself a particularly accurate shooter, but my 5906 sure makes me look like it!

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it did not shoot groups at 25 yards, it shot patterns. I traded it away as fast as I could.

I find mine to be rather accurate. But I'm open to the possibility that it is just accurate compared to my abilities...
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Near the bottom of the chart are some 'transitionals'.
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Thanks guys for all the words of wisdom . I think I'll pass . Going to save some coins and maybe I'll luck into another 945 at the Lakeland Show . Gary S. , if you think a 5906 makes you look good , shoot a 945 , you'll be ready for the Masters .
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