The Smith & Wesson Model 640 revolver is a 5-shot snubnosed revolver that is chambered in either. Also, 38 Special or .357 Magnum caliber introduced in 1990. However, like other “J-frame” Smith & Wesson revolvers, it has a swing-out cylinder, but this model features a concealed hammer, and is part of the Centennial line.
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The first model was chambered in .38 Special and fitted with a standard barrel of 1-7/8 inch length. However, the second model had a slightly heavier and longer barrel of 2-1/8 inch length. Moreover, the gun was constructed entirely of stainless steel.
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That same year S&W introduced the Model 940, similar in appearance, but chambered in 9mm Luger. Also, in 1996 the 940 was dropped and S&W began chambering the 640 in .357 Magnum.
In 2001 a Scandium framed version was introduced in .357 Magnum designated as the Model 340. This revolver weighed 10.9 ounces
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A Model 640 was carried by New York City police officer Walter Weaver when he entered the World Trade Center North Tower during the September 11, 2001 attacks. Weaver was on the 6th floor attempting to free people trapped in a elevator when the tower collapsed. His family donated it to the NRA National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Virginia and displayed with a photo of Weaver.
Smith & Wesson J-Frame revolvers have had your back since 1950. Available in various calibers and with three diverse hammer designs, it is no surprise that the Smith & Wesson J-Frame has become the most popular, small-frame, defense revolver on the market.
The Model 640, is a variation of the Model 40 Centennial that integrates the time-tested features of the original with modern advancements. The Model is a small-frame, concealed-hammer revolver that packs a full-sized punch.
• Stainless steel frame, barrel and cylinder
• Black Blade Front Sight and Fixed Rear Sight
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