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    Hammer block on Centennials.

    I've owned a Smith and Wesson 340 - Centennial frame - for several years. I took it apart for the first time this morning, and saw no hammer block.

    Am I missing something here?

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    No, there is no hammer block on a Centennial because there is no external hammer to hit accidently, thus no need. There is no SA action, so the hammer cannot be cocked and accidently hit and knock it off sear.
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    I beleive it's designed like the other modern S&W's & has a transfer bar that lifts only when the trigger is pulled. That 'transfers' the hammer blow to the firing pin. This system is as safe or safer than a hammer block.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Injunbro View Post
    I beleive it's designed like the other modern S&W's & has a transfer bar that lifts only when the trigger is pulled. That 'transfers' the hammer blow to the firing pin. This system is as safe or safer than a hammer block.
    Bro, Smith's don't have a transfer bar at all, never did. Hammer hits the firing pin directly. Also there is is no hammer block safety inside the Centennial that I think you are referring to.
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    The Centennials do not have a hammer block.
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