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S&W 442-1 airweight, satin nickel

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by conrad24711, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. conrad24711

    conrad24711 kirkland New Member

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    So I'm doing some research on my old carry revolver; its a S&W 442-1 air weight in satin nickel SN puts production in january of 1996, right before they changed the satin nickel ones to the 642's. also the 1996's passed the 5000 round +p test, so it can shoot +p but it's not stamped as so. I've determined its a "short run" model, but thats all I can learn about it. SN starts with "CAF", anyone out there tell me any more about it? # like this produced? Rarity? Value? I can't find any on the market to compare it to. Thanks in advance.

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  2. RetiredLEO

    RetiredLEO Southern Oregon Coast Active Member

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    I owned a 1996 Bodyguard (642 with the hammer shroud), satin nickel. I called the factory and was told it was mfg in 1996 which was the transition time when they started manufacturing for +p loads. Mine is not stamped +p either. They told me it would be fine to shoot with +p loads "occasionally, but not for a steady diet".
    Semper Fi