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Safety & Instruction Manual
Model 41 Pistol
Read the instructions and
warnings in this manual
CAREFULLY BEFORE
using this firearm.
2100 Roosevelt Avenue • Springfield, MA 01104
1-800-331-0852 • Fax: 413-747-3317
www.smith-wesson.com
Copyright © 2014 Smith & Wesson Corp.
All rights reserved.
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WARNING
READ THESE
INSTRUCTIONS AND WARNINGS
CAREFULLY. BE SURE YOU
UNDERSTAND THESE INSTRUC-
TIONS AND WARNINGS BEFORE
USING THIS FIREARM.
FAILURE TO READ THESE
INSTRUCTIONS AND TO FOLLOW
THESE WARNINGS MAY RESULT
IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH
TO YOU AND OTHERS AND 
DAMAGE TO PROPERTY.
This SAFETY & INSTRUCTION
MANUAL should always
accompany this firearm and be
transferred with it upon change of
ownership or when presented to
another person. A copy of the
SAFETY & INSTRUCTION
MANUAL is available FREE
via download at
www.smith-wesson.com
or upon request from:
SMITH & WESSON®
CUSTOMER SUPPORT CENTER
2100 ROOSEVELT AVENUE
SPRINGFIELD, MA 01104
TEL.: 1-800-331-0852, ext. 4125
E-mail: qa@smith-wesson.com
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YOUR SAFETY
RESPONSIBILITIES
SAFETY IS YOUR NUMBER 
ONE RESPONSIBILITY!!!!
At home, in the field, at the range, or anywhere, the first concern
of every firearm owner should be safety. Apply the following safety rules in every situation, with any kind of firearm. If you feel
uncertain about any operational aspects of your firearm, please
contact Smith & Wesson at 1-800-331-0852, ext. 4125 before
proceeding with its operation.
If you are unfamiliar with firearms you should seek formal training before using your pistol.
WARNING: YOU MUST FOLLOW ALL OF THESE
SAFETY RULES TO ENSURE THE SAFE USE OF
YOUR FIREARM. THE FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE
INSTRUCTIONS AND WARNINGS IN THIS MANUAL COULD
CAUSE SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH TO YOU
OR OTHERS AND DAMAGE TO PROPERTY.
As a firearm owner, you accept a demanding responsibility. How
seriously you take this responsibility can be the difference
between life and death. There is no excuse for careless or abusive handling of your firearm. At all times handle your firearm
with intense respect for its power and potential danger.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
YOUR SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES ...............................3-6
SAFE STORAGE & TRANSPORTATION .........................7-8
AMMUNITION..................................................................9-11
MODEL AND FEATURES IDENTIFICATION.....................12
INSPECTING YOUR PISTOL .......................................13-14
LOADED CHAMBER INDICATOR .....................................15
PREPARATION FOR FIRING .......................................16-17
LOADING ......................................................................17-19
FIRING ..........................................................................19-20
CLEARING MISFIRES .......................................................21
UNLOADING ......................................................................22
FIELD STRIPPING / DISASSEMBLY............................23-27
LUBRICATION....................................................................28
FIELD STRIPPING / ASSEMBLY..................................29-30
SIGHT ADJUSTMENT........................................................31
MAGAZINE.........................................................................32
MAGAZINE SAFETY ....................................................33-34
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE ................................34-36
LIMITED WARRANTY...................................................36-37
CONTACT & SHIPPING FOR SERVICE ......................38-39
CUSTOM SERVICE ...........................................................40
PATENT INFORMATION ....................................................42
WARRANTY CENTERS .....................................................44
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YOUR SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES CONT’D
• ALWAYS KEEP YOUR FIREARM POINTED IN A SAFE
DIRECTION. Never point a firearm at anyone or anything you
do not intend to shoot whether or not it is loaded. This is particularly important when loading, unloading, or field stripping
the firearm. ALWAYS control the direction of the firearm.
• ALWAYS TREAT EVERY FIREARM AS IF IT IS LOADED
AND WILL FIRE. Do not take anyone’s word that the firearm
is unloaded – always check for yourself. Never pass your
firearm to another person until the cylinder or action is open
and you visually check that it is unloaded. Keep your firearm
unloaded and safely stored when not in use.
With a magazine-fed firearm, first, remove the magazine and
then cycle the action to confirm that the chamber is empty.
• NEVER PLACE YOUR FINGER INSIDE THE TRIGGER
GUARD OR ON THE TRIGGER UNLESS YOU INTEND TO
FIRE. Ensure that other objects do not touch the trigger.
• ALWAYS BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET AND WHAT IS
BEYOND IT. Always be sure of where the bullet will strike and
shoot only where there is a safe back stop free of obstructions, water or other surfaces which can cause a ricochet. Be
sure your bullet will stop behind your target. Bullets can
glance off many surfaces like rocks or the surface of water
and travel in unpredictable directions with considerable velocity. Do not fire randomly into the sky.
• NEVER CROSS OBSTACLES SUCH AS FENCES OR
STREAMS WITH A LOADED FIREARM. Always make certain your firearm is unloaded before crossing a fence, climbing
a tree, jumping a ditch or negotiating other obstacles such as
entering or exiting a treestand.
• SAFE FIREARM HANDLING IS YOUR PERSONAL
RESPONSIBILITY AT ALL TIMES. Firearms are dangerous
and can cause serious injury or death if they are misused or
used inappropriately. Safety must be the prime consideration
of any one who owns or handles firearms. Accidents are the
result of violating the rules of safe firearm handling and common sense. Firearm safety training is available. Contact your
firearms dealer, law enforcement agency, local sportsman’s
club, etc. for availability.
• YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FIREARM AT ALL
TIMES. In owning a firearm, you must undertake full-time
responsibility for your firearm’s safety and security. You must
protect yourself and all others against injury or death from
misuse of the firearm 24 hours a day.
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YOUR SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES CONT’D
• FIREARM SECURITY IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY. You must
secure firearms safely from children and/or unauthorized
users. Your firearm should always be kept unloaded and
locked when not in use. A lock has been provided for this purpose. Never assume that the use of this lock is sufficient to
safely secure your firearm. You must always evaluate your
personal situation and employ the security systems that meet
your needs and prevent children and unauthorized users from
gaining access to your firearm.
• APPROPRIATE USE FOR YOUR FIREARM MEANS USING
YOUR FIREARM FOR LEGAL PURPOSES. For example target shooting, hunting and lawful resistance of deadly criminal force. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in
compliance with all applicable laws and ordinances regarding
the use of your firearm.
• NEVER RELY ON MECHANICAL FEATURES ALONE. Only
your safe firearm-handling habits will ensure the safe use of
your firearm. This is your responsibility.
• ALWAYS SAFELY STORE AND SECURE YOUR FIREARM.
Safe and secure storage of your firearm is one of your most
important responsibilities. It is a full-time responsibility. You
must always secure your firearm and ammunition separately
so that they are not accessible to children and/or other unauthorized persons.
• NEVER KEEP AMMUNITION IN THE SAME LOCATION AS
THE FIREARM. Store each in a separate and secure place.
• ALWAYS WEAR EYE PROTECTION THAT IS SPECIFIED
FOR USE WITH FIREARMS every time you handle your
firearm for cleaning and maintenance.
• ALWAYS WEAR EYE AND EAR PROTECTORS THAT ARE
SPECIFIED FOR USE WITH FIREARMS every time you discharge your firearm. Make sure others in the vicinity of where
you will be shooting do so as well.
• NEVER USE ALCOHOL OR DRUGS BEFORE OR WHILE
SHOOTING. Do not use your firearm if you are on any medication which impairs, even slightly, your mental or physical
ability.
• ALWAYS HAVE ADEQUATE VENTILATION. Discharging
firearms in poorly ventilated areas, cleaning firearms, or handling ammunition may result in exposure to lead and other
substances known to cause birth defects, reproductive harm,
and other serious physical injury. Review the warnings and
labels for all ammunition and cleaning products carefully.
Wash hands thoroughly after exposure.
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YOUR SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES CONT’D
• BEFORE HANDLING ANY FIREARM, UNDERSTAND ITS
OPERATION. Not all firearms are the same. Familiarize yourself with the mechanical features of any firearm you intend to
use. If you feel uncertain about any operational aspects of
your firearm, please contact Smith & Wesson at 1-800-3310852, before proceeding with its operation.
• NEVER ALLOW A FIREARM TO BE USED BY INDIVIDU-
ALS WHO DO NOT UNDERSTAND ITS SAFE OPERATION
OR HAVE NOT READ THESE FIREARM SAFETY RULES.
• ALWAYS USE THE CORRECT AMMUNITION FOR YOUR
PARTICULAR FIREARM as indicated by the marking on the
firearm. Never use non-standard, reloaded, or “handloaded”
ammunition which has not been subjected to internal ballistic
pressure testing.
• BEWARE OF BARREL OBSTRUCTIONS Be sure the barrel is
clear of obstructions before shooting. Mud, water, snow or other
objects may inadvertently lodge in the barrel bore. A small
obstruction can cause a dangerous increase in pressure and may
damage your firearm and cause injury to yourself and others.
• BE SURE ALL ACCESSORIES, SUCH AS HOLSTERS.
GRIPS, SLINGS, SCOPES AND OTHER ACCESSORIES
ARE COMPATIBLE with the firearm and that the accessories
do not interfere with safe operation. It is your responsibility to
understand and follow all of the instructions in this manual,as
well as those which may be supplied with your ammunition
and any accessory.
• NEVER DISASSEMBLE YOUR FIREARM beyond the field
stripping procedure outlined in this manual. Improper disassembly or reassembly of your firearm may be dangerous and
can lead to serious injury or death.
• NEVER MANIPULATE, ADJUST OR CHANGE ANY OF THE
INTERNAL COMPONENTS OF YOUR FIREARM UNLESS
SPECIFICALLY INSTRUCTED TO DO SO IN THIS MANUAL.
Improper manipulation of any internal component may affect
the safety and reliability of your firearm and may cause serious injury or death.
• NEVER ALLOW ANY ALTERATION OR REPLACEMENT OF
PARTS IN YOUR SMITH & WESSON FIREARM UNLESS
PERFORMED BY A QUALIFIED GUNSMITH using genuine
Smith & Wesson parts. If you do otherwise, improper functioning of your firearm may occur and serious injury or death and
damage to property may result.
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YOUR SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES CONT’D
WARNING: SAFE USE OF A FIREARM IS YOUR PER-
SONAL RESPONSIBILITY AND THE FAILURE TO FOL-
LOW ALL OF THESE BASIC SAFETY RULES MAY
RESULT IN SEVERE PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH TO YOU
OR OTHERS AND DAMAGE TO PROPERTY. YOU ARE THE
MOST IMPORTANT SAFETY DEVICE WHEN IT COMES TO THE
USE OF YOUR FIREARM AND SMITH & WESSON WILL NOT
BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH OR
PROPERTY DAMAGE THAT RESULTS FROM: (1) THE CRIMI-
NAL OR NEGLIGENT USE OF THIS FIREARM; (2) A DISRE-
GARD OF THESE SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS AND WARNINGS;
(3) IMPROPER OR CARELESS HANDLING OF THIS FIREARM;
(4) THE USE OF NON-STANDARD, DEFECTIVE, IMPROPER OR
RELOADED AMMUNITION; OR (5) IMPROPER OR NEGLIGENT
MODIFICATIONS OR REPAIRS TO THE FIREARM.
SAFE STORAGE &
TRANSPORTATION
WARNING: ALWAYS POINT THE MUZZLE IN A SAFE
DIRECTION.
WARNING: FIREARMS ARE DANGEROUS WHEN
USED AND STORED IMPROPERLY. THEY POSE A
RISK OF SERIOUS OR FATAL INJURIES. FIREARMS
CAN BE ESPECIALLY DANGEROUS TO CHILDREN WHEN
THEY ARE STORED IN AN IRRESPONSIBLE AND UNSAFE
MANNER. FOR YOUR SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF OTH-
ERS, IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU KEEP YOUR FIREARM
LOCKED AND UNLOADED IN A SECURE PLACE. THE
AMMUNITION SHOULD BE STORED IN A SEPARATE,
SECURE LOCATION WHEN IT IS NOT IN USE. SAFE AND
SECURE STORAGE OF YOUR FIREARM IS ONE OF THE
MOST IMPORTANT RULES OF FIREARM SAFETY. YOUR
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE RULES MAY RESULT IN SERI-
OUS INJURY OR DEATH TO YOU OR OTHERS. IT MAY ALSO
BE A CRIME IN YOUR STATE.
• ALWAYS SECURE YOUR FIREARM IN A MANNER THAT
WILL PREVENT UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS. Whenever your
firearm is not in use, keep it unloaded and locked. Your safety
and the safety of others requires that you always secure and
store your firearm in a manner that will prevent unauthorized
access. Never leave a firearm unattended unless it is locked,
unloaded and secured.
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SAFE STORAGE & TRANSPORTATION CONT’D
• ALWAYS USE THE LOCK PROVIDED BY SMITH & WES-
SON TO SECURE YOUR FIREARM. Please read and follow
the instructions packaged separately for the use of this lock. A
lock, when properly used, can be an effective tool in preventing unauthorized access to your firearm. There are other alternative locks and safe storage containers available in the marketplace which may also be appropriate for your particular
needs. Consult your local firearm shop, hardware store, or
local police department for guidance on the variety of other
safe storage devices or practices which may be appropriate
for your particular needs. By purchasing this firearm you have
accepted the responsibility of safely securing the firearm at all
times and preventing its unauthorized use. Never assume that
the use of this lock alone is sufficient to safely secure your
firearm. It is your personal responsibility to select and use
whatever measures or practices that will enable you to be
absolutely certain that your firearm is secure at all times.
WARNING: NEVER LOCK A LOADED FIREARM AND
NEVER LOAD A LOCKED FIREARM!
• ALWAYS STORE YOUR FIREARM AND AMMUNITION SEP-
ARATELY so that they are not accessible to children or other
unauthorized persons. Safe and secure storage of your
firearm and ammunition are your responsibility. It is a full-time
responsibility.
• NEVER ASSUME THAT A “HIDING” PLACE IS A SECURE
STORAGE METHOD. Others may be aware of your storage
location or come upon it by chance. It is your personal
responsibility to use common sense when storing your firearm
and ammunition and to always make sure they are not accessible to children or other unauthorized persons.
• NEVER TRANSPORT A LOADED FIREARM. When transporting your firearm, be sure it is unloaded and locked. Safe
and secure transportation of your firearm is your responsibility.
• ALWAYS FOLLOW THE LAW! Many jurisdictions have laws
that make it a crime to keep a firearm unlocked and in an
area accessible to children or others. Keeping a firearm
locked and unloaded when not in use is not only common
sense safety practice... IT IS THE LAW. You must be familiar
with all local, state, and federal laws regarding the safe storage and transportation of your firearm. Failure to know and
follow the law may result in unauthorized access or use of
your firearm by another. Obey all laws relating to the storage
and transportation of firearms. Your local police department or
firearm shop can furnish you with available information on
storing and/or transporting a firearm safely and legally.
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SAFE STORAGE & TRANSPORTATION CONT’D
• YOUR FIREARM IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY. You must prevent your firearm from being stolen or from being used by
untrained or unqualified individuals. Keep it locked, unloaded
and secured when not in use. When you use a locking device,
remove the key and store it in an appropriate location.
• Never leave the key with the stored firearm.
AMMUNITION
WARNING: NEVER USE AMMUNITION NOT SPECIFICAL-
LY DESIGNATED FOR USE IN YOUR FIREARM.
FAILURE TO USE THE CORRECT TYPE OR CALIBER
OF AMMUNITION MAY CAUSE THE FIREARM TO JAM, FAIL TO
FIRE OR EVEN GENERATE EXCESSIVE PRESSURE WHICH
CAN DAMAGE OR EVEN RUPTURE YOUR FIREARM, CAUSING
PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
Locate the cartridge designation
marked on the firearm. This
information indicates the correct
ammunition that must be used
in this firearm (FIGURE 1).
You are responsible for selecting ammunition that meets
industry standards and is appropriate in type and caliber for this
firearm.
Never use a cartridge not
specifically designated for use in your
firearm. The wrong type of ammunition may exceed the capability
of your firearm and may damage or even rupture your firearm.
Never mix ammunition.
In some cases, a round of ammunition not specified on your
firearm may fit into the chamber. Firing ammunition not specified
on your firearm may cause it to rupture and cause serious injury
or death to you or others.
Always inspect your ammunition before using it. Never use dirty,
corroded or damaged ammunition, which can lead to a burst cartridge, and may cause damage to the firearm and personal injury
or death.
Use only commercially manufactured ammunition with internal
ballistic pressures which are in strict accordance with the specifications of the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’
Institute (SAAMI). If you are uncertain, contact your ammunition
supplier for verification.
FIGURE 1
CARTRIDGE DESIGNATION
ON BARREL
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AMMUNITION CONT’D
A firearm and ammunition are a system and must work together.
There are different types of ammunition for different types of
firearms. Your firearm has been designed for ammunition of a
specific type and a specific gauge or caliber. It is important to
select the proper ammunition for your firearm.
WARNING: NEVER USE AMMUNITION OF THE
INCORRECT GAUGE OR CALIBER. USING AMMUNI-
TION OF THE INCORRECT GAUGE OR CALIBER MAY
CAUSE DAMAGE TO YOUR FIREARM AND POSSIBLE SERI-
OUS INJURY TO YOU AND TO OTHERS.
WARNING: NEVER USE CARTRIDGES OTHER THAN
THOSE DESIGNATED BY THE MARKING ON THE BAR-
REL. DOING SO CAN RESULT IN DANGEROUSLY HIGH
PRESSURES THAT MAY DAMAGE THE FIREARM AND POSSI-
BLY CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY TO YOURSELF AND OTHERS.
WARNING: DEATH, SERIOUS INJURY AND DAMAGE
CAN RESULT FROM THE USE OF INCORRECT
AMMUNITION OR BORE OBSTRUCTIONS. NEVER
USE RELOADS OF ANY KIND.
Some brands of ammunition may cause difficulty in extracting
spent cartridge cases from the cylinder or chamber. If this
situation occurs, thoroughly clean the cylinder charge holes or
chamber with solvent. If this condition persists, we recommend
changing to another brand of ammunition.
Smith & Wesson has found wide variations in primer sensitivity
between some brands and types of .22LR ammunition. Smith &
Wesson recommends that before you put your .22LR handgun
into regular use, that you fire several boxes of your brand of
ammunition through it to determine reliability of ignition. If
“failure to fire” occurs, try different types or brands of .22LR
ammunition until a reliable loading is found.
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MODEL AND FEATURES
IDENTIFICATION
The serial number and the model number appear on the side of
the frame above the trigger guard.
MODEL NUMBER
FIGURE 2
FIGURE 4
Trigger Guard
Trigger
Grip
Magazine
Well
Magazine
Release
Front Sight
Frame
Slide
Slide Stop
Rear Sight
Barrel
Manual
Safety
SERIAL NUMBER
FIGURE 3
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INSPECTING
YOUR PISTOL
WARNING: ALWAYS KEEP THE MUZZLE POINTED IN
A SAFE DIRECTION.
WARNING: ALWAYS ENSURE THAT THE FIREARM IS
UNLOADED BEFORE INSPECTING, DISASSEMBLING
OR ASSEMBLING.
• When you inspect your pistol, you should
first check for yourself to ensure that it is
unloaded. To do this, grasp the pistol with
your finger off the trigger and outside the
trigger guard, point the pistol in a safe
direction, depress the magazine release,
and remove the magazine (FIGURE 5).
• Point the muzzle in a safe direction, grasp
the serrated sides of the slide from the rear with the thumb and
fingers as shown in FIGURE 6, and briskly draw the slide fully
rearward to extract any cartridge from the barrel chamber and
clear it from the pistol. Do not obstruct the ejection port because
doing so can interfere with ejection of a cartridge.
• Lock the slide in the open position by allowing the slide to
move slightly forward from the rearmost position while pressing
upward on the slide stop.
• Check the barrel chamber and bore visually for any obstructions (FIGURE 6). Observe the breech face to ensure that the
firing pin is not protruding from the breech face (FIGS. 7 & 8).
WARNING: VERIFY THAT
THE FIRING PIN IS NOT
PROTRUDING FROM THE
BREECH FACE. IF THE FIRING PIN
IS PROTRUDING, MAKE SURE THE
FIREARM IS POINTED IN A SAFE
DIRECTION, UNLOAD THE
FIREARM AND HAVE IT INSPECT-
ED AND TEST FIRED BY A GUN-
SMITH QUALIFIED TO PERFORM
SERVICE ON SMITH & WESSON
FIREARMS.
FIGURE 7 FIGURE 8
NO
Firing Pin
Protruding
Firing Pin
Protruding
FIGURE 6
FIGURE 5
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INSPECTING YOUR PISTOL CONT’D
• Finally, ensure that the slide moves freely along the frame
through its full length of travel (FIGURES 9 & 10). Always lock
the slide in the “open” position as described above. You must
follow this procedure every time your firearm leaves your
hand, is cleaned, handed to another person, transported or
stored.
WARNING: NEVER RELY ON MECHANICAL FEA-
TURES ALONE. ONLY YOUR SAFE GUN HANDLING
WILL ENSURE THE SAFE USE OF YOUR FIREARM.
THIS IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
PREPARATION
FOR FIRING
WARNING:THE FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE FIREARM
SAFETY REQUIREMENTS WILL CAUSE SERIOUS PER-
SONAL INJURY OR DEATH TO YOU OR OTHERS.
• ALWAYS TREAT ALL FIREARMS AS IF THEY ARE LOADED.
• ALWAYS BE SURE THAT THE CHAMBER IS CLEAR OF A
CARTRIDGE, THE MAGAZINE IS REMOVED OR
UNLOADED, AND THAT THE FIREARM IS POINTING IN A
SAFE DIRECTION.
• ALWAYS KEEP FINGERS AND OTHER PARTS OF YOUR
BODY AWAY FROM THE MUZZLE AND AWAY FROM THE
PISTOL SLIDE AND EJECTION PORT.
• ALWAYS WEAR ADEQUATE AND PROPER EAR PROTEC-
TORS SPECIFIED FOR FIREARM USE to prevent permanent damage to your hearing. Make sure others who are nearby are wearing ear protection as well.
• ALWAYS WEAR SAFETY GLASSES SPECIFIED FOR
FIREARM USE, whether indoors or out. Safety glasses should
protect your eyes from the firing flash and particles associated
with the discharge of ammunition. Failure to do so creates a risk
of personal injury from particle or debris spitting or a ricochet.
13
FIGURE 9 FIGURE 10
SLIDE FULLY OPEN SLIDE FULLY CLOSED
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PREPARATION FOR FIRING CONT’D
• ALWAYS BE ALERT AND ALWAYS FOLLOW THE SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS OF THE RANGE OFFICER. Never shoot if
you are tired, cold or impaired in any way.
• ALWAYS BE AWARE OF OTHER PEOPLE so that persons
do not accidentally walk into the line of fire.
• THE SHOOTER (AND ALL OTHERS IN THE SHOOTING
AREA) MUST ALWAYS BE IN A POSITION THAT IS OUT
OF THE LINE OF FIRE and are not within an area where they
may be struck by a ricochet or particles spitting from a
firearm, or by ejected cases from some types of firearms.
• NEVER SHOOT AT SURFACES THAT MAY CAUSE A RICOCHET.
Always select a place to shoot that has a safe backstop, is free from
obstructions and has no surfaces which may cause a ricochet.
• NEVER FIRE RANDOMLY INTO THE SKY. Always select a
place to shoot that has a safe backstop.
• NEVER USE ALCOHOL OR DRUGS BEFORE OR WHILE
SHOOTING OR HANDLING ANY FIREARM.
LOADING
WARNING: ALWAYS KEEP THE MUZZLE POINTED IN
A SAFE DIRECTION.
• Do not load the pistol until you have read and fully understand this manual.
• Do not load the pistol until you are ready to use it. Keep your
finger off the trigger and outside the trigger guard until you
are ready to fire.
• Never load your pistol until you are sure of your target, what
is beyond it and are fully prepared to fire.
WARNING: PISTOLS WITH A MAGAZINE SAFETY ARE
DESIGNED TO DISENGAGE THE TRIGGER LINKAGE,
AND THEREBY PREVENT THE TRIGGER FROM FIR-
ING THE PISTOL WHEN THE MAGAZINE IS REMOVED FROM
THE PISTOL. NEVER PLACE YOUR FINGER ON THE TRIG-
GER OR IN THE TRIGGER GUARD WHILE YOU REMOVE
THE MAGAZINE. DOING SO COULD CAUSE THE HANDGUN
TO FIRE. AFTER INSERTING A MAGAZINE, ALWAYS TEST
TO MAKE SURE IT IS LOCKED IN PLACE BY APPLYING
SOME REMOVAL PRESSURE TO THE EXPOSED PORTION
OF THE MAGAZINE BUTT PLATE.
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LOADING CONT’D
If the magazine is removed with a round left in the chamber, be
sure to holster or otherwise safely secure the pistol under your
direct control while the magazine is being reloaded.
• Smith & Wesson has provided you with a magazine designed
to operate in your specific model of pistol. While your magazine may be able to be inserted into another model pistol, it
will only function properly in the specific model for which it
was designed. Do not interchange magazines from one model
pistol into another model pistol.
• Follow instructions in this manual and any other specific
instructions which may be marked onto, or accompany, a
magazine. Failure to use the particular type of Smith &
Wesson magazine specified for your model and caliber of
pistol may result in a malfunction.
• Load the magazine by first pulling the follower down as you
insert a cartridge rim (rear of cartridge) downward on the forward portion of the magazine follower (or
downward on the case of the previously
loaded cartridge) and sliding the cartridge
fully under the lips of the magazine until
the cartridge rim is against the rear wall of
the magazine. (FIGURE 11) Repeat the
procedure for the number of cartridges
you wish to load, up to the magazine
capacity. Do not attempt to load your
magazine with more than the specified
number of cartridges because doing so
can cause a feeding failure.
• Place the manual safety in the safe (up) position.
• Inspect your pistol as previously described in the “Inspecting
Your Pistol section. Hold the pistol in one hand with the muzzle pointed in a safe direction and with your finger off the trigger and outside the trigger guard.
WARNING: VERIFY THAT THE FIRING PIN IS NOT
PROTRUDING FROM THE BREECH FACE. IF THE FIR-
ING PIN IS PROTRUDING, MAKE SURE THE FIREARM
IS POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION, UNLOAD THE FIREARM
AND HAVE IT INSPECTED AND TEST FIRED BY A GUN-
SMITH QUALIFIED TO PERFORM SERVICE ON SMITH &
WESSON FIREARMS.
WARNING: ALWAYS LOAD A ROUND INTO THE CHAM-
BER BY FEEDING IT FROM THE MAGAZINE. FAILURE
TO FOLLOW THIS WARNING CAN RESULT IN SEVERE
INJURY OR DEATH TO YOU OR OTHERS. NEVER ATTEMPT
TO LOAD THE PISTOL BY INSERTING A ROUND INTO THE
CHAMBER THROUGH THE OPEN EJECTION PORT.
FIGURE 11
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LOADING CONT’D
Hold the pistol in one hand while pointing it in a safe direction
and with your finger off the trigger and outside the trigger guard.
Insert the loaded magazine into the magazine well (opening) with
enough force to ensure that it is locked in place.
WARNING: DO NOT USE EXCESSIVE UPWARD FORCE
WHEN INSERTING A LOADED MAGAZINE INTO THE
PISTOL. EXCESSIVE UPWARD FORCE COULD CAUSE
THE SLIDE TO MOVE FORWARD, CHAMBERING A ROUND
AND MAKING THE PISTOL READY TO FIRE.
• To make sure that the magazine is fully and securely inserted,
apply some removal pressure to the exposed portion of the
magazine butt plate.
• Press down on the slide stop to release the slide and allow it
to carry fully forward. This strips a cartridge from the magazine and seats it in the chamber of the barrel.
WARNING: IF THE CARTRIDGE FAILS TO STRIP FROM
THE MAGAZINE OR FULLY SEAT INTO THE CHAMBER,
IMMEDIATELY STOP THE LOADING PROCESS.
REMOVE THE MAGAZINE, LOCK THE SLIDE OPEN AND VERI-
FY THAT THE CHAMBER IS EMPTY. REFER TO THE
“INSPECTING YOUR PISTOL” SECTION OF THIS MANUAL.
WARNING: THE PISTOL WILL FIRE IF THE MANUAL
SAFETY IS PLACED IN THE FIRE (DOWN) POSITION
AND THE TRIGGER IS PULLED.
• Remember to keep your pistol pointed in a safe direction
under all conditions and always keep your finger or any other
object off the trigger and outside the trigger guard until you
have made the commitment to fire the handgun. Never leave
a loaded firearm unattended.
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FIRING
WARNING: ALWAYS KEEP THE MUZZLE POINTED IN A
SAFE DIRECTION.
WARNING: WEAR EYE AND EAR PROTECTION
SPECIFIED FOR FIREARM USE EVERY TIME YOU
DISCHARGE YOUR FIREARM. MAKE SURE OTHERS
IN THE VICINITY OF WHERE YOU WILL BE SHOOTING DO
SO AS WELL.
WARNING: UPON FIRING THE PISTOL OR RELEASING
THE SLIDE FROM THE SLIDE STOP, THE SLIDE MOVES
REARWARD OR FORWARD WITH SIGNIFICANT FORCE
AND SPEED. TO AVOID INJURY BE SURE NO PART OF YOUR
BODY IS IN THE PATH OF THE SLIDE’S TRAVEL.
• Keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction and your finger
outside the trigger guard until you are ready to fire. Rotate
the manual safety into the fire (down) position. While holding
the grip firmly, pull the trigger fully to the rear.
• As the trigger is drawn fully to the rear, the hammer is
released, striking the firing pin. Upon firing, the slide moves
rearward thereby extracting and ejecting the spent cartridge
case. The slide then returns forward feeding the next cartridge
from the magazine into the barrel chamber.
• After firing you must allow the trigger to move forward fully
before you can fire another shot. Failure to do so will prevent
the lockwork from fully cycling and will prevent your being
able to fire the next shot. Keep your finger off the trigger and
outside the trigger guard until you are ready to fire again.
This sequence can be repeated until the last round has been
fired, at which time the magazine follower exerts upward
pressure on the slide stop causing it to engage the slide and
to hold it in the “open” position.
WARNING: UPON FIRING THE PISTOL OR RELEASING
THE SLIDE FROM THE SLIDE STOP, THE SLIDE MOVES
REARWARD OR FORWARD WITH SIGNIFICANT FORCE
AND SPEED. TO AVOID INJURY BE SURE NO PART OF YOUR
BODY IS IN THE PATH OF THE SLIDE’S TRAVEL.
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WARNING: IF YOUR HANDGUN GIVES ANY INDICA-
TION THAT IT IS NOT PERFORMING PROPERLY OR
THE OPERATION OF YOUR HANDGUN HAS
CHANGED “THE WAY IT FEELS OR SOUNDS”, STOP FIR-
ING. MAKE SURE THE FIREARM IS POINTED IN A SAFE
DIRECTION, UNLOAD THE FIREARM AND HAVE IT INSPECT-
ED AND TEST FIRED BY A GUNSMITH QUALIFIED TO PER-
FORM SERVICE ON SMITH & WESSON FIREARMS.
• If a cartridge fails to fire, the chamber must be manually cleared.
• Wait ten seconds while keeping the muzzle pointed in a safe
direction.
• Keep your finger off the trigger and out of the trigger guard.
• Remove the magazine (FIGURE 12).
• Grasp the serrated sides of
the slide from the rear and
briskly pull the slide fully rearward to eject the misfired
round (FIGURE 13). Do not
obstruct the ejection port, and
do not attempt to catch the
round by placing your hand
over the ejection port. Also
remember that any time you
release the slide while a magazine containing cartridges is
in the pistol, you will have
reloaded the chamber.
• In order to lock the slide in the
open position, allow the slide to
move slightly forward from the
rearmost position while pressing
upward on the slide stop. You
are now able to safely check the
barrel chamber and bore visually
for any obstructions.
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FIGURE 13
FIGURE 12
Magazine
Release
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WARNING: ALWAYS KEEP THE MUZZLE POINTED IN A
SAFE DIRECTION.
• Point the muzzle in a safe
direction. Make sure your finger is off the trigger and out
of the trigger guard. Verify
that the manual safety is in
the safe (up) position.
Depress the magazine
release, and remove the
magazine (FIGURE 14).
• With the muzzle still pointing
in a safe direction, and with
your finger off the trigger and
outside the trigger guard,
grasp the sides of the slide
from the rear with your thumb
and fingers, and briskly draw
the slide fully rearward in
order to extract any cartridge
from the barrel chamber and
clear it from the pistol
(FIGURE 15).
• Do not obstruct the ejection
port because doing so can
interfere with ejection of a
cartridge (FIGURE 15).
• Lock the slide to the rear by pushing the slide stop lever
upwards while pulling the slide back and then allowing it to go
forward slightly to be held rearward by the slide stop lever.
• Unload the magazine by holding it with the bullet end of the
cartridge pointing away from you and pressing each cartridge
forward and out of the magazine.
• Look into the chamber and down through the magazine well.
Verify that no ammunition remains in the pistol.
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FIGURE 15
FIGURE 14
Magazine
Release
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REAR SIGHT
ADJUSTMENT
WARNING: ALWAYS ENSURE YOUR FIREARM IS UNLOADED
BEFORE ADJUSTING YOUR SIGHTS. AT ALL TIMES FOLLOW
THE BASIC RULES OF SAFE GUN HANDLING.
• The rear sight is fully
adjustable for both windage
and elevation (FIGURE 16).
The top screw controls the elevation and each click raises or
lowers the point of impact at
the target. The windage adjustment screw, located on the
right side of the body, controls
the windage and each click
moves the point of impact right or left at the target.
ADJUSTING FOR ELEVATION
Rotate the Adjusting Screw installed on the top of the rear sight
clockwise to lower the rear sight or counter-clockwise to raise the
rear sight. (Raising rear sight will raise the group, etc.)
ADJUSTING FOR WINDAGE
Rotate the Adjusting Screw installed in the right side of the rear
sight clockwise to move the rear sight blade to the right or
counter-clockwise to move it to the left. (Moving rear sight to the
right will move the group to the right, etc.)
FIELD STRIPPING/
DISASSEMBLY
WARNING: ALWAYS KEEP THE MUZZLE POINTED IN
A SAFE DIRECTION.
ALWAYS FOLLOW THE FIELD STRIPPING INSTRUC-
TIONS EXACTLY. NEVER DO ANYTHING BEYOND
WHAT YOU ARE SPECIFICALLY INSTRUCTED TO DO
IN THIS MANUAL. NEVER ALTER OR MODIFY THE PARTS IN
YOUR PISTOL.
WARNING:  WEAR SAFETY GLASSES EVERY TIME
YOU ASSEMBLE OR DISASSEMBLE YOUR FIREARM.
• Point the pistol in a safe direction. Make sure your finger is off
the trigger, and the trigger is in the "at rest" or forward position.
• Depress the magazine release, and remove the magazine.
FIGURE 16 Elevation
Windage
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• With the barrel still pointing in a safe direction, and with your
finger off the trigger and outside the trigger guard, grasp the
serrated sides of the slide from the rear with the thumb and
fingers while holding the firearm in an upright position, and
briskly draw the slide fully rearward in order to extract any
cartridge from the barrel chamber and clear it from the pistol.
Lock the slide into the open position by pressing the slide stop
lever to the up position.
• Make certain that the chamber is clear.
• While holding the pistol in the shooting
hand, rotate the trigger guard down (FIGURE 17)
• Make sure the pistol
remains upright so that
the barrel assembly will
not fall off when
released, lift off barrel
assembly
(FIGURE 18).
WARNING: YOU
MUST CON-
TROL THE
SLIDE AND SPRING
DURING REMOVAL TO
PREVENT INJURY.
• Push back on the slide
and raise it slightly
(FIGURE 19).
• Move the slide assembly forward to complete disengagement
(FIGURE 20).
• Remove recoil spring
and recoil spring rod
from slide.
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FIGURE 18
FIGURE 17
FIGURE 20
FIGURE 19
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FIELD STRIPPING DISASSEMBLY CONT’D
• FIGURE 21 shows your pistol field stripped.
WARNING: NEVER DRY-FIRE YOUR PISTOL IN IT’S
DISASSEMBLED STATE. CONTINUED DRY-FIRING
CAN CAUSE DAMAGE.
DO NOT ALTER, MODIFY OR REPLACE ANY OF THE
PARTS OF YOUR FIREARM UNLESS THIS WORK IS
PERFORMED BY A QUALIFIED GUNSMITH USING
GENUINE SMITH & WESSON PARTS. IF YOU DO OTHER-
WISE, IMPROPER FUNCTIONING MAY OCCUR AND SERI-
OUS INJURY MAY RESULT.
WARNING: NEVER DISASSEMBLE YOUR HANDGUN
BEYOND THE FIELD STRIPPING PROCESS OUT-
LINED IN THIS MANUAL. NEVER MANIPULATE ANY
INTERNAL COMPONENTS BEYOND WHAT YOU ARE
SPECIFICALLY INSTRUCTED TO DO IN THIS MANUAL
SINCE THIS MAY AFFECT THE RELIABILITY, FUNCTIONING
AND SAFETY OF YOUR HANDGUN.
FIGURE 21
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LUBRICATION
There are two (2) lubrication points where a single
drop of firearms lubricant
should be applied. This
will assure proper lubrication of your pistol. Care
should be taken not to
over-lubricate. Excess
lubricant can collect large quantities of unburned powder and
carbon residue, which could interfere with proper functioning of
the pistol (FIGURE 22).
FIELD STRIPPING/
ASSEMBLY
WARNING: ALWAYS FOLLOW THE FIELD STRIPPING
INSTRUCTIONS EXACTLY. NEVER DO ANYTHING
BEYOND WHAT YOU ARE SPECIFICALLY INSTRUCT-
ED TO DO IN THIS MANUAL. NEVER ALTER OR MODIFY
THE PARTS IN YOUR PISTOL.
WARNING: WEAR SAFETY GLASSES EVERY TIME
YOU ASSEMBLE OR DISASSEMBLE YOUR FIREARM.
• Replace the recoil spring rod into the recoil spring.
• Replace the recoil spring and rod into the slide.
• Replace the slide and recoil
spring assembly onto the
frame. Make sure that the
recoil spring is aligned properly into the corresponding
space in the frame
(FIGURE 23).
• Place the slide onto the
frame and pull the slide as far back as you possibly can to
engage the slide rails with
the tracks in the frame
(FIGURE 24).
FIGURE 22
FIGURE 24
FIGURE 23
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• Lock the slide in the open
position by allowing the slide
to come forward slightly as
you push up on the slide
stop (FIGURE 25).
• Place the barrel onto the
frame/slide and push down
into place as shown in
FIGURE 26.
• Rotate the trigger
guard up into place
(FIGURE 27).
MAGAZINE CARE
Your magazine can collect firing residue; some ammunition
brands may tend to dirty the magazine more than other brands.
Clean the outside of the magazine
by wiping all exposed surfaces with
a clean cloth. Clean the top of the
cartridge follower and the inside of
the magazine lips (upper edges) by
wiping with a clean cloth. Clean the
inside of the magazine by holding
the follower down and swabbing the
inside of the magazine with a swab
or cloth (FIGURE 28).
FIGURE 26
FIGURE 27
FIGURE 25
FIGURE 28
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TRIGGER STOP
ADJUSTMENT
WARNING: ENSURE YOUR FIREARM IS UNLOADED
BEFORE ADJUSTING YOUR TRIGGER STOP. ALWAYS
FOLLOW THE BASIC RULES OF SAFE GUN HANDLING.
This procedure allows you to adjust trigger over-travel.
• Pull down on the trigger guard.
• Insert a hex wrench into the
socket set screw and rotate it
clockwise to increase trigger
travel and counterclockwise to
decrease trigger travel (FIGURE
29). Close trigger guard.
• Check to ensure gun is empty, point in a safe direction and
pull the trigger.
• If the gun does not fire, you have turned the trigger stop out
too far. Repeat the adjustment and turn the socket set screw
clockwise to increase trigger travel.
CLEANING AND
MAINTENANCE
WARNING: ENSURE THAT YOUR FIREARM IS
UNLOADED BEFORE BEGINNING TO CLEAN IT. 
(SEE “INSPECTING YOUR FIREARM” SECTION).
ALWAYS FOLLOW THE RULES OF SAFE GUN HANDLING.
WARNING: WEAR SAFETY GLASSES EVERY TIME
YOU ASSEMBLE OR DISASSEMBLE YOUR FIREARM
AND ATTEMPT CLEANING OR MAINTENANCE.
• Before using your firearm for the first time, it should be cleaned.
• Your firearm was treated at the factory with either a preservative
or oil to protect it against corrosion during shipping and storage.
• Preservative and oil should be wiped from the bore, chamber
and exposed areas using a clean swab or patch before using the
firearm.
FIGURE 29
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CLEANING & MAINTENANCE CONT’D
CAUTION: Never disassemble your firearm beyond the instructions in the Field Stripping and Inspection sections of this manual.
• Purchase cleaning supplies from your firearms dealer that are
specifically designated for your type and caliber of firearm.
Many suppliers offer these in kit form for your convenience.
• Follow the instructions provided with your cleaning supplies.
NOTE: A basic firearm cleaning kit should include: a brass bore
brush and a cleaning jag of appropriate size for the bore being
cleaned, high-quality gun cleaning solvent and gun oil/lubicant,
cotton cleaning patches and a cleaning rod that is long enough
to push the brush and jag completely through the barrel.
• Remove excessive firing residue from the bore and chamber
using a properly fitted brass brush dipped in gun cleaning solvent. Finish the bore cleaning process by running a dry cotton
cloth patch through the bore and chamber to remove residue and
solvent.
• Clean the exterior of the firearm using a non-abrasive cleaning
cloth.
• After cleaning, lightly coat the metal parts, internal and external
with a high quality gun oil.
Whenever your firearm has been exposed to sand, dust, extreme
humidity, water or other adverse conditions, it must be cleaned
and lubricated.
WARNING: ALWAYS HAVE ADEQUATE VENTILATION.
CLEANING FIREARMS IN POORLY VENTILATED
AREAS, DISCHARGING FIREARMS, OR HANDLING
AMMUNITION MAY RESULT IN EXPOSURE TO LEAD AND
OTHER SUBSTANCES KNOWN TO CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS,
REPRODUCTIVE HARM, AND OTHER SERIOUS PHYSICAL
INJURY. WASH HANDS THOROUGHLY AFTER EXPOSURE.
CAUTION: Always follow the instructions provided with your gun
cleaner and gun lubricant.
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CAUTION: Some cleaners can cause damage to your firearms.
You should avoid prolonged solvent immersion and prolonged
ultrasonic cleaning of your firearm. Choice of solvent should be
restricted to those products specifically developed for firearms
maintenance. Damage to a firearm’s finish may occur if these
cautions are ignored. Ammoniated solvents or other strong alkaline solvents, should not be used on any Smith & Wesson
firearm.
Cleaning is essential to ensure the proper functioning of your
firearm.
Your firearm is a precision instrument. To ensure reliable function
it is necessary to follow a routine maintenance procedure. After firing your firearm, be sure to unload it following the procedure outlined in the section entitled “Inspecting Your Firearm” before performing any cleaning or maintenance procedure.
Remove any gun cleaning solution, oil and fingerprints from the
outside surfaces of the firearm. (Finger moisture, if left, could start
a corrosion process).
WARNING: NEVER MANIPULATE, ADJUST OR
CHANGE ANY OF THE INTERNAL COMPONENTS OF
YOUR FIREARM UNLESS SPECIFICALLY DIRECTED
TO DO SO IN THIS MANUAL. IMPROPER MANIPULATION OF
ANY INTERNAL COMPONENT MAY AFFECT THE SAFETY
AND RELIABILITY OF YOUR FIREARM AND MAY CAUSE
SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
WARNING: ANY MAINTENANCE OR SERVICE NOT
SPECIFIED IN THIS MANUAL MUST BE PERFORMED
BY A QUALIFIED GUNSMITH USING GENUINE SMITH
& WESSON PARTS. IF YOU DO OTHERWISE, IMPROPER
FUNCTIONING OF YOUR FIREARM MAY OCCUR AND SERI-
OUS INJURY OR DEATH MAY RESULT.
If your firearm will be used in a cold climate, be sure to use an oil
of an appropriate weight so that it will not congeal in cold temperatures, causing the interaction of important parts to be slowed or
halted.
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CLEANING & MAINTENANCE CONT’D
MAINTENANCE BEFORE STORAGE
When storing, do not encase your firearm in anything that will
attract or hold moisture, for example, leather or heavy cloth.
Also, do not store guns with a plug inserted in the barrel for this
can be a contributing factor to moisture accumulation. If your
firearm is to be stored for an extended period, the bore, chambers
and internal working mechanism should be oiled with a high
quality lubricating oil or preservative intended for firearms.
The external working mechanisms and barrel should be coated
with an anti-rust oil. Before using your firearm again, be sure to
clean it. Every time you clean your firearm, check it for signs of
wear. If wear is noted, do not use the firearm. Return it to Smith &
Wesson for service or have it checked by a qualified gunsmith.
LIMITED WARRANTY
For Owners Within The United States.
This warranty is granted by Smith & Wesson Corp. This warranty
is effective from the date of purchase and applies to the original
owner of any firearm. With respect to such firearms, this warranty
supersedes any and all other warranties.
Smith & Wesson firearms are warranted to be free from defects
in material and workmanship. Any such defects of which Smith
& Wesson receives written notice within one year from the date
of purchase by the original owner, will be remedied by Smith &
Wesson without charge within a reasonable time after such notification and delivery of the firearm as provided below.
In the event of an emergency (repairs needed by law enforcement, an upcoming match or hunting trip), call 1-800-331-0852,
ext. 4125 and ask for 911 Priority Repair Service. This allows you
to speak with a Smith & Wesson representative. Immediately
upon receipt, your firearm will be assigned to a gunsmith. After
the work is completed, we will return your Smith & Wesson
firearm via overnight delivery.
Warranty claims (in writing) and the firearm concerned should be
delivered to Smith & Wesson’s Customer Service Department,
2100 Roosevelt Avenue, Springfield, Massachusetts 01104. In
addition, a copy of the bill of sale in the owner’s name, or a copy
of ATF Form 4473 indicating date of purchase must be included.
It is important that the owner comply with all applicable federal,
state and local laws and regulations in the shipment of firearms
to Smith & Wesson.
Note: See the Contact & Shipping section of this manual for
further details regarding returns.
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LIMITED WARRANTY CONT’D
Warranty claims should state the model and serial number of the
firearm concerned and the description of the difficulty experienced. It is recommended that shipments be insured by the
owner, since Smith & Wesson will accept no responsibility for
loss or damage in transit. Transportation and insurance charges
for return to owner will be paid by Smith & Wesson if the claim is
covered by the warranty.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL SMITH & WESSON BE
RESPONSIBLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAM-
AGES WITH RESPECT TO ECONOMIC LOSS, INJURY, DEATH
OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, WHETHER AS A RESULT OF
BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER-
WISE.
Some States do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental
or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion
may not apply to you.
Smith & Wesson will not be responsible for:
• Defects or malfunctions resulting from careless handling,
unauthorized adjustments or modifications made or attempted
by anyone other than a qualified gunsmith following Smith &
Wesson authorized procedures, or failure to follow the disassembly instructions in the Smith & Wesson manual.
• Use of defective or improper ammunition, corrosion, neglect,
abuse, ordinary wear and tear, or unreasonable use.
• Criminal misuse, negligence or use under the influence of
drugs or alcohol.
Smith & Wesson’s Lifetime Service Policy begins after the warranty period has expired. Smith & Wesson will repair, without
charge, for the lifetime of the original owner, any Smith & Wesson
handgun purchased on or after February 1, 1989, and any M&P
series rifles, that is found to have a defect in material or workmanship. Eligibility for this Lifetime Service Policy requires returning the Product Registration Card within 30 days of purchase.
The Lifetime Service Policy covers functional defects; it does not
include the firearm’s finish, grips, magazines or sights. The
Lifetime Service Policy is in addition to and not an extension of
the Smith & Wesson Warranty.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have
other rights that vary from State to State.
Note: All liability is excluded in the event that the instructions in
the Smith & Wesson manual are not observed.
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CONTACT & SHIP-
PING INFORMATION
For Owners Within The United States
NOTE: A Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) is the first
step in the process of returning a product in order to receive a
repair, replacement or refund. Please contact Smith & Wesson’s
Customer Service Dept. (via e-mail: qa@smith-wesson.com or by
phone at 800-331-0852 ext. 4125) to obtain authorization to
return your firearm so we can process it quickly and efficiently.
The RMA number that is supplied by Smith & Wesson must be
displayed on the outside of the returned product's packaging;
returns without an RMA number will be routed differently which
will result in delayed processing.
The issuance of an Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA)
allows Smith & Wesson an opportunity to try to diagnose and correct a customer's concerns with the product (such as ammunition
problems) before it is returned. Accordingly, please contact us
before returning your Smith & Wesson firearm.
STEP 1: CONTACT CUSTOMER SERVICE
Tel: 800-331-0852 • 413-781-8300 ext. 4125
E-mail: qa@smith-wesson.com
STEP 2: RETURNS - FOR SERVICE
SHIP ALL SMITH & WESSON FIREARMS
Smith & Wesson
2100 Roosevelt Avenue
Springfield, MA 01104
Should your Smith & Wesson firearm require service, it should
be returned to the Smith & Wesson factory.
• Call or e-mail the Customer Service Dept. for authorization
and shipping instructions.
• Ensure that the firearm is unloaded.
• Do not attempt to ship a firearm via US Postal Service;
only federally licensed dealers may ship a firearm by US
Postal Service.
• DO NOT SHIP ANY AMMUNITION.
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CONTACT & SHIPPING CONT’D
• Enclose a letter which includes your full name and address
(no P.O. Boxes, please), daytime telephone number, e-mail
address, the serial number of the firearm, and details of the
problem experienced (stating the brand and type of ammunition used when the problem occurred) or work desired.
• Record the serial number before shipping, in case you wish to
check on the repair status of your firearm.
• Please remove all custom parts and accessories, such as
stocks, special sights and scopes, or slings from your firearm
before returning.
• Place the firearm in its original case or in a similarly secure
container and pack it securely.
• The package must NOT bear any markings which indicate the
identity of the contents.
• It is most important that you comply with federal, state, and
local laws and regulations. The following guidelines are meant
to help, but you must seek assistance from the appropriate
authorities if necessary.
• If your firearm must be replaced, it may be necessary to ship
the replacement to a dealer rather than directly to you. You
will be requested to furnish a signed FFL (Federal Firearms
License) from your dealer in such an instance.
• Warranty repair work will begin upon receipt and examination
of the firearm. In the case of repairs or work not covered by
the warranty, a quotation covering the cost of the work plus
round trip transportation charges will be sent to you. Repairs
or modification will be scheduled upon receipt of payment.
• A parts list can be obtained by contacting Smith & Wesson
Customer Service.
WARNING: YOU MAY PURCHASE ACCESSORIES FOR
YOUR SMITH & WESSON FIREARM. YOU MUST HAVE
SOME OF THESE PARTS INSTALLED BY A GUNSMITH
QUALIFIED TO PERFORM SERVICE ON SMITH & WESSON
FIREARMS.YOU MUST NEVER ATTEMPT TO MODIFY YOUR
FIREARM OR INSTALL REPLACEMENT PARTS IN YOUR
FIREARM. ALWAYS USE A QUALIFIED SMITH & WESSON.
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CUSTOM SERVICE
We understand that Smith & Wesson gun owners may want to
enhance their guns with custom gunsmithing, refinishing or
accessories. Our gunsmiths offer specialized services and exclusive products to enhance your shooting experience.
Accessories for your Smith & Wesson firearm are available from
your local Smith & Wesson Stocking Dealer, or directly from
Smith & Wesson.
Contact the Customer Service Department at 1-800-331-0852,
ext. 2905 for information about these services.
When ordering directly from the factory, please provide the
following information:
• Model Number
• Dash Number
• Serial Number
• Approximate date of purchase
• Complete Return Address
• VISA/Discover/MasterCard Number and
Expiration Date
• For Foreign Orders Only, Fax Number or E-mail
Address
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This handgun is not equipped with a
device that fully blocks use by
unauthorized users. More than 200,000
firearms like this one are stolen from
their owners every year in the United
States. In addition, there are more than
a thousand suicides each year by
younger children and teenagers who get
access to firearms. Hundreds more die
from accidental discharge. It is likely
that many more children sustain serious
wounds or inflict such wounds
accidentally on others. In order to limit
the chance of such misuse, it is
imperative that you keep this weapon
locked in a secure place and take other
steps necessary to limit the possibility
of theft or accident. Failure to take
reasonable preventative steps may
result in innocent lives being lost, and
in some circumstances may result in
your liability for these deaths.
The certification below is required only for handguns sold in the
United States with a barrel length shorter than 3˝.
Smith & Wesson Corp. hereby certifies average accuracy test results for
all new handguns with a barrel shorter than 3” as follows:
7 yards 14 yards 21 yards
1.7” 3.9” 6.3”
This certification is based on tests conducted by Smith & Wesson Corp.
using a fixed handgun, rest and firing ammunition manufactured by a
member of the Shooting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers Institute
(SAAMI) as defined in ANSI/SAAMI Z299.3-1993.
This certification represents actual tests based on several handguns,
selected at random. Your particular handgun may have accuracy better
than the results stated in this certification.
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PATENT INFORMATION
This product may be covered by one or more patents. Visit
www.smith-wesson.com for virtual patent information under the
Resources tab.
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WARRANTY
CENTERS
NOTE: Addresses and other contact information for Warranty
Centers are available on the Smith & Wesson website at
www.smith-wesson.com or by calling Customer Service
toll-free at 1-800-331-0852 ext 4125.
Smith & Wesson
2100 Roosevelt Avenue • Springfield, MA 01104
www.smith-wesson.com
P/N 441380000 REV:MOD41_071514
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