This is a facsimile of the book originally published in 1945 entitled Smith & Wesson Hand Guns by Roy McHenry and Walter Roper about the history of Smith and Wesson Revolvers.
For years this was the standard reference work for the Smith and Wesson revolver aficionado, and it is easy to see why. This book contains a comprehensive treatment of Smith and Wesson revolvers from the founding of the company all the way through World War II.
The book is divided into three distinct sections; the story of Smith and Wesson, illustrations of Smith and Wesson revolvers, and detailed descriptions of Smith and Wesson revolvers and their changes through the years.
The story of Smith and Wesson spans over 130 pages and contains the complete history of the company and its developments up to WWII. The illustration section contains over 40 pages of photographs of various models of Smith and Wesson revolvers. The description section contains written details of every Smith and Wesson revolver developed through 1945, including notes about frames, barrels, bolts, hammers, etc. for each model.
Whether you are an avid Smith and Wesson collector or just looking to learn more about one of America’s greatest manufacturing companies, this book will be a valuable addition to your library.