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?
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?