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Hammer in S&W 642, 640, 442, 40, 340

Discussion in 'Smith & Wesson Club' started by MinervaDoe, Jan 2, 2010.


  1. MinervaDoe

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    How does the firing pin in the S&W double action J frame series (642, 640, 442, 40, 340) work? Do these guns have a hammer or is the firing pin propelled by a spring?

    What is the weight of the trigger pull?

    How do you guys like the function of these guns compared to the shrouded hammer on the Bodyguard series?
     

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  2. MinervaDoe

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    Here's the answer I got from S&W tech support:
     

  3. G33

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    The hammer is smaller.
    And I have found most Smith DAO revolvers to be better than the DA on their other guns.
    UNless worked over.
     
  4. MinervaDoe

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    Any opinion on the function of these guns compared to the shrouded hammer on the Bodyguard series? :whistling:


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  5. G33

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    Less chance for dirt to go in.
    Although, one investigator told me his centennial got a lot of sand in it during ankle wear.
    So, maybe the bodyguard series is not much worst for dirt collection.
    :whistling::supergrin:
     
  6. MinervaDoe

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    Here's a picture of the hammer in a DAO J frame (Model 340).

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    #6 MinervaDoe, Jan 6, 2010
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