Smith & Wesson

The N-Frame S&W Revolver – Part 2

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.

PHOTOS BY JAMES WALTERS AND BUTCH SIMPSON

The N-Frame S&W Revolver – Part I

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. 

An original Registered Magnum from the Chuck McDonald collection. The iconic 5-inch barrel.

Smith & Wesson’s Classic Model 27 – Part II

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 .44 Special Begins Its Second Century – Part I

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...