There is little about the modern DA revolver that a firearms engineer from 1900 would find remarkable. And of all the revolvers developed during this time, none of them is more interesting than the heavy-caliber, large-frame wheelguns from the Springfield, Massachusetts, firm of Smith & Wesson.
The N-Frame Smith & Wesson revolver is available in configurations to suit just about every possible use. But at the end of the day, these big bore sixguns haven't changed that much since their introduction. That's true for one reason: They work.
In this final part, Massad Ayoob wraps up is final thoughts on why the Model 27 will always remain a significant piece of firearms history.
In Part III of this excerpt from Massad Ayoob's Greatest Handguns of the World, the author looks at the accuracy and shootability of the Model 27 .357 Magnum.
The very first .357 Magnum is still first in the hearts and minds of many advocates of that caliber. This milestone revolver continues to morph into the future. In Part II of this excerpt from Massad Ayoob's Greatest Handguns of the World, the author looks at the history of the...
The very first .357 Magnum is still first in the hearts and minds of many advocates of that caliber. This milestone revolver continues to morph into the future.
In Part III of a series looking at the .44 Special's second century, John Taffin singles out the Colt Series of .44s.
In Part II of this excerpt on the .44 Special from Gun Digest 2010, John Taffin looks at the Smith & Wesson . 44s.
In an age of magnums and larger caliber handguns, the .44 Special is just as relevant for today's shooters and hunters as it was in Elmer Keith's days. In this article from Gun Digest 2010, sixgun expert John Taffin shows this cartridge is still up to the task. And with so many models still...