Manufacturer Detail

Handgun Manufacturer Detail

-- Smith & Wesson --

There are 142 pistols and 153 revolvers from this manufacturer in the Handgun Database.
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Smith & Wesson
2100 Roosevelt Avenue
Springfield MA 01104

About the Manufacturer:

This company began in 1852 when Horace Smith and Daniel Wesson entered a gunmaking partnership in Norwich Connecticut. In 1857 they produced the first metallic cartridge breech-loading revolver. Their first double-action revolver was produced in 1880. In 1964 the company passed from Wesson family control, and subsequently several conglomerates took control of it. From 1987 to 2001 Tomkins PLC, a British company, owned Smith & Wesson. In March 2000 Smith & Wesson signed an agreement with the Clinton Administration in order to avoid lawsuits. This agreement was not at all liked by the gun owning public and boycotts and floods of used S&W firearms in the market nearly ruined the company. On May 11, 2001, Saf-T-Hammer Corporation acquired Smith & Wesson Corp. from Tomkins PLC for a fraction of what Tomkins originally paid. The new company, Smith and Wesson Holding Corporation, publicly renounced the Clinton agreement which was received positively by the firearms community.

.17 HMR2
.22 LR266
.22 Mag (WMR)2
.32 Mag1
.327 Federal Mag3
.357 Mag46
.38 Spl4
.38 Spl +P24
.38 Super1
.380 Auto2
.40 S&W33
.41 Rem Mag2
.44 Rem Mag19
.44 S&W Spl9
.45 Auto3916
.45 Colt5
.460 S&W Mag5
.500 S&W7
10 mm2
357 SIG2
9 mm39