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The Smith & Wesson Model 642 Centennial Airweight Stainless was introduced in 1990 as a round butt, fully concealed hammer, double action only, revolver built on a three screw alloy J frame. It came with a two or three inch stainless steel barrel and a five flute 1.53 inch 1 stainless steel cylinder chambered in .38 Smith & Wesson Special.2

  • production3
    • introduced – 1990
    • discontinued 3″ barrels – 1992
    • discontinued – 1993
    • reintroduced as 642-1 w/ J magnum frame – 1996
    • master trigger lock added – 1997
    • barrel markings move to left side – Aug 1997
    • 642-2 introduced w/ internal key lock system – 2002
    • two line address adopted – 2002
  • variants
    • LadySmith4
  • related
  • gunsmith notes

Featured Image: The right side view of the S&W Performance Center Pro Series Model 642 Revolver.5