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Greetings: I recently acquired a S&W 4567(1991). My research found that only 1,236 were made in 1991. It is a keeper, only some holster wear on the front of the slide. Probably used by LE. My question is, is it considered a Dash? As it has a Blue slide and stainless Steel Frame. Serial #TRN9081. Thanks to anyone and all who could enlighten me on this iconic .45acp:-) Best to All!
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The 4567 is a Lew Horton model; they were a large distributor that entered into an arrangement with Smith&Wesson during the 1990's S&W created a handful of special model 3rd gen pistols exclusively sold by Lew Horton. The company is out of business for a while but they had a handful of uniquely series guns.

The 5967 is one of these, a two-tone mid-frame 5900 series incorporating a 3900 series slide on a full frame 5900 series frame. It is the ONLY factory mid-size 5900 series produced. Aside from this only the full size 5900 and the compact 6900 series exists for double-stack 9mm.

The 4567 is essentially a two-tone 4566. Its a neat off-beat model that I would certainly add to my collection of vintage S&W's. Some have argued that the Lew Horton guns were merely leftover parts from pistols that were being discontinued and this was a way for S&W to unload a bunch of excess frames and slides. Be that as it may, they're still fine pistols and collectible. Keep it clean and coated in coil so the blue doesn't patina.
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There were only 14 of the LH 4567's made , I had a letter on mine . If you do a search you should find the thread on it .
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The (1,236) were production guns, the (14) 4567's were "Performance Center Classic Series".

Please post a pic of your pistol; TRNxxxx is a new prefix, most are TFNxxxx and TFPxxxx.
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The 4567 is a Lew Horton model; they were a large distributor that entered into an arrangement with Smith&Wesson during the 1990's S&W created a handful of special model 3rd gen pistols exclusively sold by Lew Horton. The company is out of business for a while but they had a handful of uniquely series guns.

The 5967 is one of these, a two-tone mid-frame 5900 series incorporating a 3900 series slide on a full frame 5900 series frame. It is the ONLY factory mid-size 5900 series produced. Aside from this only the full size 5900 and the compact 6900 series exists for double-stack 9mm.

The 4567 is essentially a two-tone 4566. Its a neat off-beat model that I would certainly add to my collection of vintage S&W's. Some have argued that the Lew Horton guns were merely leftover parts from pistols that were being discontinued and this was a way for S&W to unload a bunch of excess frames and slides. Be that as it may, they're still fine pistols and collectible. Keep it clean and coated in coil so the blue doesn't patina.
I, like the O.P. I have a first edition model.

There was a second run a few years later.... These might be the Lew Horton's you speak of.

Going strictly from memory, this original run included a fair number being produced for the Denver Colorado P.D.. If my memory still holds.

Regardless of the possibility of being wrong about Denver, these was at least one substantial police contract on these weapons.

Other than the Blued slides, they were essentially Model 4566 pistols in most respect.

Again going from memory, I believe that they were only available with Tritium Night Sights,(I have never seen one without them). At the time this was an uncommon feature.

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