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Smith & Wesson Model 40 (AKA Model 42) Centennial

Smith & Wesson Model 40 (AKA Model 42) Centennial

Smith & Wesson Model 40 (AKA Model 42) Centennial

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Model Manufactuer Type Caliber
Smith & Wesson Model 40 (AKA Model 42) Centennial Smith & Wesson Revolver .38 special

About the Smith & Wesson Model 40 (AKA Model 42) Centennial

Year 1952

S&W Model 40 (AKA Model 42) Centennial

The Smith & Wesson Model 40 originally debuted as the Centennial in 1952 and was renamed the Model 40 in 1957. The Model 40 is chambered in .38 special and has a five-round capacity. It is a snub-nose revolver with a 1 7/8-inch barrel. It is built on Smith & Wesson’s J-frame and weighs 21 oz. empty.The revolver was made with a grip safety as some shooters could not get used to the idea of firing a revolver without cocking the hammer

 

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