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Yeah, I'm old enough to remember when having a Smith 45 was "the" duty gun. The days of basketweave leather and Crown Vics.

Nowadays? Heck, I think I blew out a disc just looking at this thing!

But there was never any chance I was going to pass up getting my hands on not just a 4506, but the "uncommon" blued steel version, the 4505. I even found a few rounds of the (for the day) super cool CorBon 200 GR HP that used to prove you were an "expert gun guy".



Love it, and I can tell it's going to be a great shooter. But I can't believe I used to haul something this big around all day every day!

Bill R
 
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I have no experience with that particular handgun but I did just make it my screen saver.

Awesome picture!
 
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I carried one for 18 months and at the time it seemed normal. Now I look at it like carrying a chunk of cement.
 
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First blue one I have ever seen.




 
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That is a cool pic and I’ve never seen anything but stainless!
 
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Never seen a blue 4505 myself, pic nicely done. Had a 4506 but let it go when I got my 845 PC.




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I had a 4506. It was a big gun for sure.

Your pic is fantastic.


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I have to ask if the 2 Members who carried the 4505 were Customs Agents ? It is my understanding, all 1,200 of these pistols were carried by Customs. I bought a adjustable sight model when Customs upgraded I believe to Glocks. This was 16 years after the 4505s were givin to Customs. If either of you carried them daily as your Duty weapon, you were Customs ?
 
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Yeah, I'm old enough to remember when having a Smith 45 was "the" duty gun. The days of basketweave leather and Crown Vics.

Nowadays? Heck, I think I blew out a disc just looking at this thing!

But there was never any chance I was going to pass up getting my hands on not just a 4506, but the "uncommon" blued steel version, the 4505. I even found a few rounds of the (for the day) super cool CorBon 200 GR HP that used to prove you were an "expert gun guy".



Love it, and I can tell it's going to be a great shooter. But I can't believe I used to haul something this big around all day every day! Sinse you posted its serial, mine was TSF3135.

Bill R
 
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I have to ask if the 2 Members who carried the 4505 were Customs Agents ? It is my understanding, all 1,200 of these pistols were carried by Customs. I bought a adjustable sight model when Customs upgraded I believe to Glocks. This was 16 years after the 4505s were givin to Customs. If either of you carried them daily as your Duty weapon, you were Customs ?


I'd be curious as well... this one has a number stamp on the right side frame that looks like an issue number. It would be cool to know if it was an original issue pistol.

Bill R
 
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There were only 1,200 and all went to US Customs.
 
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I have a 4506 that the North Dakota Highway Patrol used. My Father used a 4566 for a number of years. I carried it for a few and that was a brick. All are great guns.


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I remember a couple of the stainless ones being carried by guys I worked with. I’ve never seen a blue one. The .45 was the caliber all the cool kids carried. I started with a Colt Goverment Model and two years later had Wilson build me a Master Grade that I carried until we were, sadly, issued Glocks.

I considered a Smith .45 but, as I recall, it was even heavier than a 1911.

That’s really an outstanding phot.
 
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The firearm and vintage Corbon “ flying ash trays” are way cool. Much neater that most of what is being produced these days.
 
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I have to ask if the 2 Members who carried the 4505 were Customs Agents ? It is my understanding, all 1,200 of these pistols were carried by Customs. I bought a adjustable sight model when Customs upgraded I believe to Glocks. This was 16 years after the 4505s were givin to Customs. If either of you carried them daily as your Duty weapon, you were Customs ?


Mine was a 4506 stainless, not a blued model. It was my personal gun and the issue gun at the time was a S&W Model 13.
 
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Wow, nice pistol! Like others, I'd never heard of a 4505 until now.



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The firearm and vintage Corbon “ flying ash trays” are way cool. Much neater that most of what is being produced these days.


We used to brag about "being able to mix a decent drink" in those things... don't know how much better today's GDHP are but at the time we thought we were on top of the world handgun ammo-wise...

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Wow, nice pistol! Like others, I'd never heard of a 4505 until now.
I think you are up in Rochester area. If you've ever been down to Elmira Arms. After his employee robbed and hurt him financially, Mr Hartman moved down into Gillett, PA. I walked in his shop one Saturday and spied a blue S&W box. I saw something to the tune of 5" Blue or 5" 45 ACP. Man I had to see it.. Cool
 
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My first carry gun was a new, high-speed 4506. What a beast. Never missed a beat and was dead accurate with everything I fed it.

Still consider it the "new" of the S&W models. Probably need my head examined.
 
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Where are you guys finding those old clunkers?


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