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Wiley Clapp: Guns They Oughta Make—5-inch S&W Model 686

There is a S&W revolver that I regard highly and would like to see a variation thereof.

Smith & Wesson Reintroduces Model 648 Revolver

The K-frame revolver now features an eight-round capacity and is chambered in .22 Magnum.

Wiley Clapp: The .38 S&W—Isn't That Special?

Here's a quick question for all you budding handgun historians: What is a Smith & Wesson Model 11?

The Enduring Hand Ejector

Long-time gun owners take their ability to identify various makes and models for granted. But what about newer shooters just embarking on a new hobby? For them, the nomenclature created over many decades is a whole new language, as Wiley Clapp recently learned.

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.

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