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Rifleman Q & A: What is a S&W “Flat Latch”?

A reader saw a gun advertised for sale described as “a Smith & Wesson Flat Latch.” What is it?

The Keefe Report—Plan B: The U.S. Model of 1917 Revolvers

A century ago, the U.S. Army desperately needed handguns for the Doughboys headed for the trenches of France. Only about 75,000 M1911s had been produced, not nearly enough, so where would they come from?

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: The Smith & Wesson Model 48

Most of today’s shooters have little to do with revolvers, but the wheelgun is not dead. Smith & Wesson has returned to making the Model 48 in its limited edition Classic series.

Dirty Harry's Model 29: America's Shooting Star

Out of production and somewhat obscure, the Smith & Wesson Model 29 was once well known only to serious big-bore handgunners. Then in 1971, it became one of the most famous and desirable handguns of all time. Do you know why? Well, do ya?

A Look Back at the Smith & Wesson K-22

Born at the beginning of the Great Depression, this iconic revolver remains a masterpiece to this day.

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 U.S. Model 1917 Revolver

This 85 percent gun would easily fetch $850 to $1,100 as both a shooter and a military collectable.

Gun Collection Vs. Collection Of Guns

A new Benelli Cordoba is the latest addition to my pile.

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