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Old 03-25-2017, 06:55 PM
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I saw this gun at a local gun show today. The cylinder release latch was flat and would open the cylinder by pulling OUT (similar to a Colt revolver) rather than pushing IN like most all other S&W revolvers. Has anyone ever heard of this? Any information would be appreciated. If I recall, the serial number was a six digit number starting with "2."
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The Centennial and M40 operate just like any other Smith: push thumb release forward (toward the muzzle).

Something is wrong with the release.

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My 1967 flat latch lemon squeezer, model 40 centennial.

Push the cylinder release latch forward, toward the barrel like any other S&W revolver to open the cylinder.
Squeezing the grip safety with the palm of your hand releases the safety and the gun can then be fired.

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