Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-01-03
  • Publisher: Gun Digest
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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

Acknowledgmentsp. 5
Safetyp. 7
How to Use This Bookp. 8
Collecting Smith & Wesson: Special Concerns and Tricks of the Trade
Frame Sizes of Revolversp. 14
Screws: 3, 4, or 5p. 15
Pinned and Recessedp. 15
Generations of Semi-Autosp. 15
Type of Finishp. 16
Refinished Gunsp. 17
Factory Refinishp. 17
Rare Barrel Lengthsp. 17
Other Modifications and Unusual Configurationsp. 18
Matching Serial Numbersp. 19
Stocks (Grips)p. 19
Boxes and Accessoriesp. 28
Sightsp. 35
Engravingp. 36
Evaluating Conditionp. 49
Resources and Bibliographyp. 55
Identification and Price Guide
Origins - Smith, Wesson and Their Lever Action Pistolp. 60
Tip-Up Revolversp. 64
Top-Break Revolversp. 73
Single-Shot Pistolsp. 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 Gunsp. 329
Commemoratives and Specialsp. 336
Performance Center Gunsp. 341
Air Guns and Projectile Launchers (Gas, Flare, Dart, Line-Throwing)p. 371
Miscellaneous Police and Firearm-Related Itemsp. 373
Knivesp. 375
Bucklesp. 382
Catalogs and Postersp. 383
Ammunitionp. 388
Gimcracks and Geegawsp. 390
S&W Historic Milestonesp. 393
Serial Number Ranges by Yearsp. 395
Year of Introduction, Early Models - Listing by Caliberp. 402
Year of Introduction, Numbered Modelsp. 404
Year of Introduction, Modern Revolvers - Listing by Caliberp. 405
Identification Characteristicsp. 406
Ilustrated Glossaryp. 407
Model Indexp. 430
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