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A Triple Lock From Another Place

One of the sought-after “Holy Grails” of Smith & Wesson collecting is a nice clean specimen of the 1st Model .44 Hand Ejector—the Triple Lock.

I Have This Old Gun: Smith & Wesson Triple Lock

For many, this gracefully configured hunk of steel represents the epitome of the modern double-action, even though the Triple Lock dates from 1908.

This Old Gun: Smith & Wesson .455 Hand Ejector

For many, the Smith & Wesson Triple Lock, also known as the Hand Ejector First Model, represents the epitome of the modern double-action revolver, even though it dates from 1908.

Terminology: Underlug

I'm not sure where this underlug business really got its start, but I was around when it really got rolling. A term that relates most commonly to DA/SA revolvers, underlug refers to an integral extension of metal that runs along the bottom side of the barrel.

I Have This Old Gun: Smith & Wesson “Wolf & Klar” .44 Hand Ejector, Third Model

Many collectors have an affinity for firearms with a connection to Texas, such as Smith & Wesson’s Third Model Hand Ejector revolver, also called the Wolf & Klar Model. Although now long gone, Wolf & Klar (W&K) was a Fort Worth pawn shop started by German immigrants Alex Wolf and Jacob Klar that became a prominent hardware, jewelry and gun store during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Identification Numbers?

Wiley Clapp recently came to believe that the use of the term "serial number" may be a big mistake. A far better term might be identification number.

A Look Back at the Smith & Wesson Model 1917

A wartime stopgap revolver remains the basis for today’s most sophisticated wheelguns.

Frank Hamer: Legendary Lawman

Frank Hamer spanned the era of horses to cars and became a Ranger legend while he made the transition.

Smith & Wesson Hand Ejector: A Look Back

A look back at the Smith & Wesson Hand Ejector, better known as the M&P or the Model 10.

Smith & Wesson Governor

Smith & Wesson takes on the Judge with its new Governor-a six-shot large-framed revolver capable of chambering not only .410 shotshells and .45 Colt, but .45 ACP.

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