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From the tiny Model Number One tip-up of 1857 to the original .357 Magnum to today's massive X-frame revolvers, Smith & Wesson stands alone as the world's premier manufacturer of military, sporting and self-defense firearms. In this detailed revision of a timeless classic, authors Richard Nahas and Jim Supica present a fully annotated identification and price guide to the world of Smith & Wesson - revolvers, semi-autos, shotguns, rifles, military arms and other collectibles. If it says "Smith & Wesson" on it, you'll find it in this exhaustively researched volume. 300+ detailed color photos, Accurate, up-to-the-minute pricing, Detailed production data you won't find anywhere else! Interweaving detailed photographs with production and pricing data you won't find anywhere else, Nahas and Supica paint a magnificent portrait of one of America's legendary gunmakers. For the collector, for the historian, for the enthusiast, there is only one Standard Catalog of[Registered] Smith & Wesson. Book jacket.
Table of Contents
|How to Use This Book||p. 8|
|Collecting Smith & Wesson: Special Concerns and Tricks of the Trade|
|Frame Sizes of Revolvers||p. 14|
|Screws: 3, 4, or 5||p. 15|
|Pinned and Recessed||p. 15|
|Generations of Semi-Autos||p. 15|
|Type of Finish||p. 16|
|Refinished Guns||p. 17|
|Factory Refinish||p. 17|
|Rare Barrel Lengths||p. 17|
|Other Modifications and Unusual Configurations||p. 18|
|Matching Serial Numbers||p. 19|
|Stocks (Grips)||p. 19|
|Boxes and Accessories||p. 28|
|Evaluating Condition||p. 49|
|Resources and Bibliography||p. 55|
|Identification and Price Guide|
|Origins - Smith, Wesson and Their Lever Action Pistol||p. 60|
|Tip-Up Revolvers||p. 64|
|Top-Break Revolvers||p. 73|
|Single-Shot Pistols||p. 111|
|Early Hand Ejectors (Named Model Revolvers 1896-1957)||p. 114|
|Modem Hand Ejectors (Numbered Model Revolvers 1957-Present)||p. 168|
|Semi-Automatics (Autoloading Pistols)||p. 275|
|Long Guns||p. 329|
|Commemoratives and Specials||p. 336|
|Performance Center Guns||p. 341|
|Air Guns and Projectile Launchers (Gas, Flare, Dart, Line-Throwing)||p. 371|
|Miscellaneous Police and Firearm-Related Items||p. 373|
|Catalogs and Posters||p. 383|
|Gimcracks and Geegaws||p. 390|
|S&W Historic Milestones||p. 393|
|Serial Number Ranges by Years||p. 395|
|Year of Introduction, Early Models - Listing by Caliber||p. 402|
|Year of Introduction, Numbered Models||p. 404|
|Year of Introduction, Modern Revolvers - Listing by Caliber||p. 405|
|Identification Characteristics||p. 406|
|Ilustrated Glossary||p. 407|
|Model Index||p. 430|
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