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The Smith & Wesson 4505 was the blue steel variation of the company’s full-sized stainless steel .45 Auto, the 4506. Both pistols featured the rugged new S&W “Third Generation” design with 5-Inch barrel, DA/SA trigger, eight shot magazine and a recoil-absorbing heft of 41 ounces. While the 4506 remained in production from 1988-1999 the 4505 was just produced one year, 1991. Only approximately 1200 of the blued models were made and it is estimated that less than a third featured the factory adjustable sights as pictured on this gun.

Information from Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson by Supica and Nahas.
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January 31, 2018 9:13 am

This is an excellent article. I have one of the 4505’s with adjustable sights. I don’t have the original box or any of the documentation. I’m having some trouble tracking down Smith & Wesson’s specific information on it. Please let me know where you found the information cited here. I appreciate your time & any help you can pass on.

February 1, 2018 1:06 pm
Reply to  Wilson

Thanks! This is a gun I’ll pass down for sure. One of my favorites. Really appreciate the information you took the time to share. Thanks again

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