New (to me) S&W Centennial snubby.

This is a discussion on New (to me) S&W Centennial snubby. within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I will admit it, I am addicted to the older Smith revolvers. Picked this little jewel up at the Raleigh gun show this weekend. It ...

Results 1 to 8 of 8
Like Tree5Likes
  • 5 Post By msgt/ret

Thread: New (to me) S&W Centennial snubby.

  1. #1
    VIP Member
    Array msgt/ret's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    7,239

    New (to me) S&W Centennial snubby.

    I will admit it, I am addicted to the older Smith revolvers. Picked this little jewel up at the Raleigh gun show this weekend. It is a S&W Model 40 Centennial I believe also called a Lemon Squeezer. From the four digit serial number I think it is a 1952 model, imagine that a revolver almost as old as me. With better than 95% blue and the only wear evident being the ring from the bolt it is in great shape. I am almost embarrassed to admit I only paid $435 for it.

    S&W_Model_40_L.JPG S&W_Model_40_R.JPG
    When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk.
    "Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way."

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #2
    Member Array stancehold's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    354
    That is a find, indeed! Congrats and I'm a bit green with envy.

  4. #3
    Member Array jasgo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    213
    You are a true enthusiast.

    Love them older S&W and Colt revolvers.

  5. #4
    VIP Member Array BugDude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Gulf Coast of Florida
    Posts
    9,352
    Super sweet!!! I couldn't have let that one get by me either.
    Know Guns, Know Safety, Know Peace.
    No Guns, No Safety, No Peace.


    Guns are like sex and air...its no big deal until YOU can't get any.

  6. #5
    Distinguished Member Array sid1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    1,891
    Congrats, Real Nice!

  7. #6
    OD*
    OD* is offline
    Moderator
    Array OD*'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Coopersville
    Posts
    10,916
    Beautiful, congratulations.

    The nice thing about the original Centennial models vs today renditions, is that S&W provided a small hole through the grip safety allowing it to be pinned if your shooting grip didn't depress the GS.
    "The pistol, learn it well, carry it always ..." ~ Jeff Cooper

    "Diligentia Vis Celeritas"

    "There is very little new, and the forgotten is constantly being rediscovered."
    ~ Tiger McKee

  8. #7
    VIP Member
    Array shooterX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    2,848
    Very nice! Enjoy, gotta love those snub revolvers!
    "Don't start none, won't be none!"

  9. #8
    Senior Member Array scgunlover1's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    In the Lowcountry of SC
    Posts
    717
    Good find and I know you will enjoy it.
    SCGunLover1

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

grips for s&w 40 centennial
,
grips for the s&w centennial pistol
,
s & w 44 40 centenial
,
s and w centennial
,

s&w centennial

,
s&w centennial safety
,

smith and wesson 44 40 centennial

,
smith and wesson centennial
,

smith and wesson centennial grip safety

,
smith and wesson serial 1534
,
smith wesson centennial grips
,
what model is a smith wesson centennial
Click on a term to search for related topics.