Make: Smith & Wesson
Serial Number: BKE3258
Year of Manufacture: 1991-1998
Caliber: 9mm Parabellum
Action Type: Double Action Only
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON”. The right side of the barrel is marked “9MM / PARABELLUM”. The yoke cut is marked “MOD 940”. The yoke is marked “E / 262”. The left side if the frame is marked with the S&W logo. The right side of the frame has the four-line Marcas Registradas. The left side of the frame under the grips is marked “S / 66747”. The right side is marked “21177 262”. The serial number is engraved on the butt (covered by the grips).
Barrel Length: 2” Nominal. Actual length 1 7/8″.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a low profile serrated ramp blade that is integral to the rib. The rear sight is a square notch, in a “U” channel on top of the frame.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece smooth walnut with three finger grooves and a thumb scallop for a right-handed shooter. Each side has a S&W logo medallion. There are no chips or cracks. There is a very faint scratch on the left panel to the rear of the bottom finger groove. The grips have a gap to the frame just behind the trigger guard and just above the backstrap. Overall, these grips are in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Satin Stainless with Matte Stainless along the top strap and barrel rib.
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. The cylinder has a light turn ring. The front face of the cylinder has light burn rings on all chambers. There is a small knick on the top of the frame behind the rear sight and two small scratches on the back strap (covered by grips).
Mechanics: The action functions correctly with a smooth double-action trigger. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The gun is in the box with matching end label and oiled paper.
Our Assessment: A revolver chambered in a rimless cartridge such as 9mm offers the obvious advantage of being able to use the same ammunition as your favorite semi-automatic pistols. The further advantage, shared by this excellent Model 940, is that it is typically loaded using a moon clip (not included), ensuring positive ejection of all cases when unloading and allowing fresh cartridges to be loaded all at once without having to discard your loading device after loading, as with speedloaders. Thus, this revolver allows the use of modern ammunition designed for semi-automatics, reloads with a similar speed as semi-automatics, yet still retains the simplicity and reliability of the revolver. An excellent defensive firearm, this revolver would also be at home in any collection of Smith & Wesson revolvers. Please see our photos and good luck!