A Quick History of Smith & Wesson Firearms

It all started with a partnership that was forged in 1852. Horace Smith and Daniel B. Wesson, the namesakes of the business, learned the firearms trade during their time working at the National Armory, located in Springfield, Massachusetts. Wesson was a student of his brother Edwin, who he worked for as an apprentice in the 1840s.

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3 Responses to A Quick History of Smith & Wesson Firearms

  1. James says:

    Shame a fine legacy tarnished by S&W’s potential stopping civilian gun sales due to potential lawsuits for selling firearms,rest of the companies got ready to fight right at the get go,S&W,willing to cave,screw em now.Who owns them now,the brits?

    • Elmo says:

      As of this year, Smith and Wesson Holding Corporation changed their name to American Outdoor Brands Corporation (AOBC on the NASDAQ).

      Looks like it’s officially in the hands of the politically correct bean counters now.

  2. Jerry Tribble says:

    Interesting, Need some history of the mass manufacture of cartridge. which came 1st the cartridge of the pistol.

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