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The Smith & Wesson J-Frame: A Short History

With the introduction of the Smith & Wesson J-Frame, gun owners and law-enforcement officers had stopping power packed into a small frame.

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.

The .44 Special: History & Performance

Here we take a look back at the history of the .44 Smith & Wesson Special cartridge along with its ballistic capabilities.

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.

A Look Back at the Smith & Wesson Model 24

The large-framed revolver built to handle the then-new .44 S&W Spl. cartridge would be called the .44 Hand Ejector First Model.

A Look Back at the Smith & Wesson J-Frames

Big staying power comes in a small package.

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.

America's Top 5 Handgun Cartridges

Handgun aficionados are as loyal to their favorite cartridges as their riflemen counterparts.

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.

Combat Magnum Resurgence

The full-size American revolver concept not only isn't dead, but two new Smith & Wesson Combat Magnums-the Model 69 in .44 Mag. and the revamped .357 Mag. Model 66-are proof that it's actually enjoying a resurgence.

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