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s&W revolvers

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by hedghog23, Apr 6, 2010.

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  1. hedghog23

    hedghog23 Member

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    when did smith & wesson start installing hammer blocks?
     
  2. Oro

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    Late 1943 or early 1944 I believe. So all post-WWII guns have them, and all previous revolvers do not. You will obviously find WWII Victories with them, and some without. Some of those were also retrofitted.
     
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    Due to dirt or grease causing a malfunction of the hammer block then in use during WW II, a dropped K frame .38 revolver fired and killed a sailor. A "new style" hammer block was introduced in Dec. 1944 at serial #V769,000 (Victory model M&P).

    In June 1946 the N frame .44 Hand Ejector Third Model incorporated the new style hammer block when production of the .44 HE resumed after WW II.

    J frames resumed production in June 1949 with the new style hammer block.
     
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