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ERdept
05-17-2009, 7:11 AM
This is the S&W Classic series, color case hardened Model 40, in .38 spcl.

I have fired it twice. It has trigger work by a well known SW smith. Smoother and lighter but 100% reliable.

Lemon squeezer deactivated as this was intended to be a SD gun and had to work.

Tyler T-Grip added for better hand fit.

Comes with leather Galco holster and speed loaders.

List for $1025

Sells for $ 650

PM for details, if you live near LB, CA you may see it and fire it.

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No trades. I'm looking to finance of all things, a high end pellet rifle.

B Strong
05-17-2009, 11:10 AM
That's one beautiful Smith.

HowardW56
05-17-2009, 11:19 AM
I agree it is a beautiful gun, I prefer the blued version. ALso, that is not a lemon squeezer... That is the reintroduction of the Centennial...

The "Lemon Squeezer" was the Safety Hammerless....

ERdept
05-17-2009, 7:24 PM
Well, I know of the revolver you speak of, and I beleive it is the original "lemon squeezer", but this is in fact the Centennial STYLED revolver, including the lemon squeezer safety.

Because that is indeed what the recessing strap on the back is, as safety, in the lemon squeezer style.

So many new articles refer to this pistol, not the original as a lemon squeezer as well.

In fact Combat Handgunner call it that and has a write up on it.

ERdept
05-17-2009, 7:31 PM
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ERdept
05-17-2009, 7:32 PM
Im just using the common and well known name for this revolver that is currently made.

Not the original one that is out of production.

stomach
05-17-2009, 8:01 PM
i will take it

HowardW56
05-17-2009, 8:57 PM
Well, I know of the revolver you speak of, and I beleive it is the original "lemon squeezer", but this is in fact the Centennial STYLED revolver, including the lemon squeezer safety.

Because that is indeed what the recessing strap on the back is, as safety, in the lemon squeezer style.

So many new articles refer to this pistol, not the original as a lemon squeezer as well.

In fact Combat Handgunner call it that and has a write up on it.

The model 40 is a reintroduction of the Centennial. The actual Centennial model was introduced in 1952, and when Smith & Wesson started using model numbers in 1957, became the model 40. The pre model 40 Centennials and model 40’s had the grip safety hinged at the top of the backstrap, the frame and safety were drilled and a pin was provided in a storage hole under the grip panels to secure the was safety in the depressed position if the owner wished to. The reintroduced version has the backstrap safety hinged at the bottom and has no provision for pinning the safety…

I have compared the reintroduced model to an early “flat latch” centennial and a 1960’s model 40,the only visible difference is the hinge location on the safety… The dealer wouldn’t let me disassemble it, so I can’t tell you if they are the same internally…

They are not similar at all to the Lemon Squeezer, (AKA Safety Hammerless, or New Departure)introduced in 1888. The third model Lemon Squeezer was discontinued in 1937.

ERdept
06-01-2009, 8:31 AM
The model 40 is a reintroduction of the Centennial. The actual Centennial model was introduced in 1952, and when Smith & Wesson started using model numbers in 1957, became the model 40. The pre model 40 Centennials and model 40’s had the grip safety hinged at the top of the backstrap, the frame and safety were drilled and a pin was provided in a storage hole under the grip panels to secure the was safety in the depressed position if the owner wished to. The reintroduced version has the backstrap safety hinged at the bottom and has no provision for pinning the safety…

I have compared the reintroduced model to an early “flat latch” centennial and a 1960’s model 40,the only visible difference is the hinge location on the safety… The dealer wouldn’t let me disassemble it, so I can’t tell you if they are the same internally…

They are not similar at all to the Lemon Squeezer, (AKA Safety Hammerless, or New Departure)introduced in 1888. The third model Lemon Squeezer was discontinued in 1937.

I've learned for speaking on the internet that arguing with some folks never gets anywhere.


So, you're right. I'm wrong. Please move on or purchace the gun.

ERdept
06-01-2009, 8:32 AM
Stomach, who stated he is the original buyer has not come through and dried up and turned flaky. No return of PM's or texts or calls.


EDIT: Apparently, Stomach was VERY busy and did not have time to return my PM's or call, but he did much later and was a fantastic buyer. Met on time at gun store and bought this gun and another cash.

Apparently, he was just busy, but in that busy time, I got the impression he wasn't interested. He was and is good to deal with in his UN-busy time.

tgriffin
06-01-2009, 8:45 AM
Stomach, who stated he is the original buyer has not come through and dried up and turned flaky. No return of PM's or texts or calls.

Please leave negative feedback so the rest of us can be forewarned when dealing with him.

ERdept
06-04-2009, 6:41 PM
OK, Stomach was busy and didn't get a chance to return my PM's or text, but when he got unbusy, he got back to me, and bought this gun and another cash.

Stomach is a good buyer, just busy.