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Thoughts on the Smith & Wesson 845?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by bac1023, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. bac1023

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    There is a very nice example of a Performance Center 845 at my local shop. Its in like new condition and I love the PC autos from S&W.

    I believe the 845s were built in the late 1990's just before the 945 was introduced. I don't think many 845s were built either.

    Does anyone have any info on them or an opinion? It isn't cheap, but I don't mind paying some money for a rare and high quality pistol.

    Plus, I've been on a S&W kick as of late. :cool:

    Any help is appreciated.
     

  2. Bruce M

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    I don't believe I have seen one, not that that proves much as I don't get out much. I have seen 945s so I am guessing the 945 is more common. Mr. Supica's wonderful book suggests that there was a run of them in 1995 with serial MPC 00xx for Lew Horton and a run in 1998 with serial SDN xxxx.
     
  3. bac1023

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    Yes, the 945 is much more common. I have a 945 and love it, but the 845 appeals to me as well. :)
     
  4. bac1023

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  5. Bruce M

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    Maybe it's just me, but I can see the family lineage between the 645, 4506, 945 and some of Smith's 1911 versions. My guess is that someone who likes the 945 would be happy with the 845.

    Also I read somewhere that one rule of collecting Smith and Wessons is that guys usually don't pay too much but they may pay too early.