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    Quote Originally Posted by ShadeAngel View Post
    I have to wonder if that is a misprint. I always thought the 642 was rated to take +Ps.

    If in fact it cannot I would have to say the 638 hands down.
    I agree. I just wrote S&W and asked them. We'll see if I get a reply back or not. That is deffinately a deciding factor in my book!
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    My S&W 642-2 has .38spl +p stamped on the barrel.

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    My 642 barrel: Had to mess with the brightness/contrast for it to be visible, so that's why it looks so odd.

    Available in the buy/sell forum FYI!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PAExplorer View Post
    My 642 barrel: Had to mess with the brightness/contrast for it to be visible, so that's why it looks so odd.
    Interesting, I never noticed that. I was under the understanding from the paperwork with my weapon that +P was a no-no.

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    Is it possible that there are two different versions?
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    The older 642 no-dash guns are not +P rated. Mine is a 642-2. The dash 2 is +p rated and comes with the Hillary-hole lock. The dash 1 is also +p rated, but doesn't have the lock hole.
    PAExplorer, which dash # is the 462 in your picture?

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    Anyone know a good place to find a good price on a +P rated 642??
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    Quote Originally Posted by hd1. View Post
    The older 642 no-dash guns are not +P rated. Mine is a 642-2. The dash 2 is +p rated and comes with the Hillary-hole lock. The dash 1 is also +p rated, but doesn't have the lock hole.
    PAExplorer, which dash # is the 462 in your picture?
    Mine is -2
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    Quote Originally Posted by wht06rado View Post
    Anyone know a good place to find a good price on a +P rated 642??
    $400.00 for mine. Only 20 rounds through it. Send me a PM if interested.
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