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Top 5 S&W Handguns

Top 5 S&W Handguns

Field Editor Dick Metcalf challenges historian Roy Jinks to pick the 5 most influential handgun categories produced by Smith & Wesson.

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In the early 1950s, gun writer Elmer Keith went to Smith & Wesson, urging it to build a gun strong enough to handle the heavy .44 Special loads he had developed for the S&W .44 Hand Ejector. His persistence paid off as Remington and Smith & Wesson got together to design the .44 Magnum.Smith & Wesson Model 29 - History and Beauty Shot Revolvers

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