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185 GBP  / $240 USD / 215 Euro +Vat20%  SOLD

Tanaka Works:

S&W M40 Centennial.38 Special

                  Optional dummy cylinder bullets

Tanaka Works::  Smith&Wesson M40 Centennial .38 Special

Includes Original box, instructions, 5x Real look .38Special firing cartridges. 

Unique revolver in that the Centennials feature a fully enclosed (internal) hammer.

Full S&W markings / no visible makers name

     Weight approx: 400g  Loaded
     Open Barrel for venting
     Power:  7mm PFC cap
     Materials:  Heavyweight abs and zinc alloy parts
      2" barrel
     S&W Markings and Logo
     Ejector rod
     Swing out cylinder
     Rear safety grip / Double action
     Operates like the real thing

Front venting, would make a good movie or theatre gun !!  See video above.

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PFC Primer caps:   €11.00  / £8.50 per box  (1 box = 100 PFC caps)  These are needed to make the bang, smoke!!

Spare Firing Cartridges:   €26.95 / £18.95 (per 5 cartridges) 

Spare Firing Cartridges (Copper head):   €26.95 / £18.95 (per 5 cartridges) 

Real Look Dummy Bullets For Cylinder:   29.95 / £21.95 (per set 5) 

Six S&W .38 Special Real Look Dummy Bullets:    €21.75 / £14.95

  Real look S&W .38 Special cartridges with correct marking,  great for display with your S&W revolver

S&W M36 Real Wood Grips With S&W Logo:  €39.95 / £28.95

Leather Shoulder Holster:  €52.45 / £38.95


Ankle Holster

 €27.45 / £18.95

  Nylon Ankle holster for small pistols / revolvers like PPK/S, and .38 Specials, Derringer

Lockable Aluminium Storage / Carry Case:   €30.45 /  £22.95

   Great for storing or safe transport. Foam lined and lockable

Brief Info on the M40 Centinnial

S&W Centennial is a family of revolvers made by Smith & Wesson on the "J-Frame". Depending upon caliber, the cylinder holds either 5 (9mm, .38 spl, .357 magnum), 6 (.32 magnum), 7 (.22 magnum), or 8 (.22 LR), cartridges. Centennials feature a fully enclosed (internal) hammer, which makes them Double Action Only firearms. Like nearly all other "J-frame" Smith & Wesson revolvers, they have a swing-out cylinder.

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. Revolver was made with a grip safety.

Several factors made the Model 40 Centennial such a preferred revolver for concealed carry. First, it doesn’t weigh much.

And because the cylinder holds five rather than six rounds, as do many revolvers, the cylinder is a slim 1.3 inches wide (the widest part of the entire gun). That’s pretty skinny and not a whole lot wider than some of the more modern, boxy autos.

Back in the days when snubbies ruled the concealed carry world, the real sales shootout was between S&W’s Model 40 Centennial and Colt's Detective Special.

The Centennial picked up a nickname along the way. It is variously referred to as the “lemon squeezer,” because of the grip safety. To my way of thinking, a grip safety on a double-action-only revolver is akin to mammaries on a bull. After all, one has to pull the trigger through the entire double-action distance for the thing to go bang. But the grip safety on the Centennial doesn’t get in the way; when you hold the Centennial in firing mode, the grip safety is automatically depressed and becomes a non-factor. And the double-action trigger pull is superb.

Of all the J-frame variants, the Centennial is among the quickest, slickest models to put into action, and one of the simplest to use. Those are two qualities that made it the choice of many of its owners through the years.

Significant numbers of the Centennial were used as issue arms for plainclothes detectives, who typically carried them either in a handy shoulder rig, or on the belt just far enough back not to be readily seen when the jacket was worn unbuttoned in front.

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