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Old 10-23-2010, 08:11 AM
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Can anyone tell me what the model number of S&W's 9MM revolver was I'm trying to find one one the net to buy...Also any input one this weapon good, bad, was a good weapon or not???
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i have never had one, but the one model is 547 6 shot and another is the 940 snub nosed 5 shot.
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I've owned both the 547's and a 940. The 547 models were heavy barrel K frames with a unique but, overly complex ejection system that did not use moon clips. The 940's are a concealed hammer J frames that uses moon clips. These are all stainless while the 547's were blued.
I could never get my 547's to group well with anything other than 147gr. subsonic ammo.
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I own a square butt 547. Never heard of any issues with regard to function. They were discontinued as they were complex to build in order to get reliable firing and extraction of the rimless rounds and not popular when new. They are surprisingly valuable now and scarce. The snubbie was a moon clip gun and not as mechanically distant as the 547. Function on the 940 should be no different than any other moon clip wheel gun. Dave
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The model 547 as mentioned I have, NIB 4inch. Drop me an PM if interested, has been a safe queen for many years.
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Some other posts mentioned 940s with extraction difficulties, which cleared up with a little polishing of the charge holes. Also, there are posts of 9 mm cylinder conversions of a .38/357 J frame.
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The model 547 as mentioned I have, NIB 4inch. Drop me an PM if interested, has been a safe queen for many years.
Hi, please check your linked e-mail account; the Forum states you can't receive PMs. Thanks!
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wayne2247,
Here are some photos of 9mm S&Ws.

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547 extractor

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Two 547s. No problems of any kind with either.

3-inch barrel, round butt.



4 inch barrel, square butt.


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The model 547 as mentioned I have, NIB 4inch. Drop me an PM if interested, has been a safe queen for many years.
Just checked on my post to find jb4570 with a 9MM S&W for sale???? how much and how much wear on the barrel??? thanks for the input to my request for info on this weapon...
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Two 547s. No problems of any kind with either.

3-inch barrel, round butt.



4 inch barrel, square butt.



Yes its an old thread but it holds pics of the s&w 547 which is absent from my collection. I consider these a must have for my collection.
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The K frame 547 is pretty mild to shoot but the J frame 940 will REALLY get your attention. I pocket carry a 940 in an Uncle Mike #3


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I would love to have a 547 here in Italy! 9 Lugers in Italy are banned by law for civilian use BUT this and a few other revolvers in 9 Luger are legal only with use of a lead bullet

547
940
and FN Barracuda are the only 9 Luger guns availabile(but difficult to find)
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