Iowa State Patrol Smith & Wesson M&P 40 .40S&W 4.25” Semi-Auto Pistol

SOLD FOR: $710

WOA#: WY230331AL002

Make: Smith & Wesson

Model: M&P 40

Serial Number: MPE5450

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Caliber: 40S&W

Action Type:  Semi-Auto, Striker Fired

Markings:  The left side of the slide is marked “M&P40 STAINLESS” with the S&W crest.  The right side of the slide is marked, “SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD, MA U.S.A.”.  The right side of the frame is marked, “MPE5450” on a metal inlay.  The top of the chamber is marked, “40 S&W”.   The bottom of the magazine is marked “Smith and Wesson” with the crest in the center.  The left and right side of the magazines are marked 4-15 over their appropriate witness holes.  The front of the magazines are marked, “40S&W .357” and the follower is marked, “.40”.  The top of the slide is marked “IOWA STATE PATROL” within a badge.  The left and right side of the pistol grip are marked with a S&W crest that also reads “MILITARY POLICE”.

Barrel Length:  4” barrel

Sights / Optics:  The sights are open iron sights. The front sight is a blade dovetailed to the slide.  The rear sight is an adjustable square notch sight.  3 DOT.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The grip is synthetic polymer integral to the frame with textured front and backstrap. Has ambidextrous slide release and reversible mag release.  The mag release is textured like the pistol grip.  There is a 6 o’clock picatinny rail for laser or flashlight accessories.   The grip rates in about Good overall condition.  There are no chips or cracks.  There is a good amount of handling wear as the texturing has been slightly worn down.  Not uncommon for a service pistol however.

Type of Finish: Armornite, Stainless Steel, Polymer

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is semi-bright and the rifling is sharp. There is some visible corrosion in the grooves of the bore.

Overall Condition:  This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. The screw heads are sharp and pins are clean. The markings are crisp. There are some scratches on the front and rear sight.  There are some light scratches on the slide just behind the front sight.  Overall, this handgun rates in about Very Good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. 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: This pistol comes with a total of one original 15rd .40 S&W magazine in Excellent condition.

Our Assessment:  The M&P from Smith & Wesson has become so popular in the world of concealed and open carry firearms that it has nearly become standard.  Smith & Wesson is one of the most experienced manufacturers in the game and the M&P series was crafted to be the most reliable, versatile, sturdy, and safe firearms on the market.  The reinforced polymer chassis, superior ergonomics, ambidextrous controls, and proven safety features make this a trusted sidearm for military and law enforcement alike.  Smith and Wesson claims this to be the new standard for when your job is to protect and serve when your life’s on the line.   Reliability and durability are an absolute must and Smith & Wesson meet that requirement with flying colors.  This pistol was previously the service pistol for the Iowa State Patrol and for good reason.  It is definitely broken in but is sure to have many more range days to come.  Claim this for recreational use, home defense, or a personal shield when out and about.  Whatever you do with it, you have to bid on it first!  Good Luck!

Iowa State Patrol Smith & Wesson M&P 40 .40S&W 4.25” Semi-Auto Pistol
Iowa State Patrol Smith & Wesson M&P 40 .40S&W 4.25” Semi-Auto Pistol