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The original Smith & Wesson company was founded in 1852 by Horace Smith and Daniel B. Wesson. The company was based in Norwich, Connecticut. Their intention was to produce a lever-action pistol with a built in tubular magazine. This weapon was capable of shooting a self-contained cartridge, which in those days was considered to be a technical achievement. The pistol was capable of firing just as fast as the repeater lever could be operate In 1854 this weapon was nicknamed the Volcano, following an article in the Scientific American magazine which compared its rapid firing sequence to that of an erupting volcano. In the same year they were awarded a gold medal for this design at the Baltimore Exposition.
In 1854 Smith and Wesson got into financial difficulties, but were saved by the industrialist Oliver Winchester. Smith and Wesson sold their shares in the business to Winchester in 1855. The company name was changed to the Volcanic Repeating Arms Company. This new company continued to benefit from Smith and Wessons patent rights, and manufactured the Volcanic pistol until 1866. In the same year the company was renamed the Winchester Repeating Arms Company.
In 1856 they founded a new company in Market Street for the production of a small pocket revolver, which had been developed by Wesson. Just as they were ready to start production, Wesson discovered that a patent registered by Rollin White covered a number of parts in the new revolver. This concerned a rear-loading cylinder that had been totally counter-bored. White was approached in order to avoid legal problems, and an agreement was reached whereby White would receive 25 cents for every weapon produced as reward for allowing his patent to be used by Smith and Wesson. The new revolver was given the name Model 1 and fired a small .22 rimfire cartridge. This cartridge was based on the Flobert cartridge of 1849. The revolver was such a success that in 1859 the company had to move to new factory premises in Stockbridge Street in the center of Springfield. The patent rights of Smith &Wesson & White were infringed on countless occasions, resulting I at least twenty five law suits against just as many offenders.
In 1861 Smith & Wesson came up with a new model revolver that was appropriately named the Model 2. In the same year as the outbreak of the Civil War, there was suddenly a great demand for firearms, one with which the company could hardly keep pace. Sales dropped dramatically after the war and so in 1867 Smith and Wesson decided to restructure. Henry W. Hallot was appointed to sales, he set up sales offices in Germany, the UK and France. Smith & Wesson revolvers attracted a lot of attention at an international trade exhibition in Paris. One of the visitors to this exhibition was the Russian Grand Duke Alexis. He was so impressed by the Smith & Wesson that he placed an order for a large quantity of revolvers on the spot.
Thanks to good turnover in Europe, the company was able to bring a new caliber pistol onto the market in 1869, the .44 rimfire. This was given the name Model 3. The Russian General Gorloff purchased a Model 3 and sent it to Russia for evaluation. The Russian army hierarchy was so impressed, that in 1871 they placed an order with Smith and Wesson for 20,000 weapons. In 1880 the company introduced a series of double-action revolvers in the caliber .32 Smith & Wesson. The famous model .38 Military & Police followed in 1899. In 1908 Smith & Wesson introduced their first revolver with the large N-frame in a new caliber, the .44 Smith & Wesson Special Smaller versions were available in the calibers .38 Special and .32 Smith & Wesson Long. The official names for this weapon were the Model Hand Ejector Triple Lock or the New Century models. After the attack by the Japanese on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the USA became involved in the Second World War. Due to the war effort, the company was restructured, and the production of civilian weapons was halted. In that period, Smith & Wesson manufactured more than 1,1 million .38 Military & Police revolvers.
An enormous breakthrough for Smith & Wesson came in 1967. The Illinois State Police Department introduced the Model 39 as their service weapon. That was the starting signal for many other American police corps to replace their service revolvers with the automatic in 9 mm Para caliber. In 1971, after pressure from the police and other parties, Smith & Wesson introduced the 14-shot pistol model 59 as the larger brother to the Model 39. In 1978, a number of different weapon manufacturers were invited for a third time by the Pentagon to take part in new army trials. They had decided to replace the Colt 1911-A1 after all. This led to Smith & Wesson totally revising their complete large caliber pistol range.
Throughout the army trials, Smith & Wesson had to compete against the eventual winner: Beretta. In 1981, the production of the model 39 and 59 was stopped, and production was switched to the new model types 439, 539, 459 and 559. The number 4, before the old model number indicate that this pistol has an alloy frame. The number 5 means that this pistol has a steel frame. In addition, the feed ramp between the magazine and barrel chamber is slightly longer and not so steep. This allowed the trouble free us of all manner of cartridges with a variety of bullets. In 1982, Smith & Wesson also announced that all new models would be available in stainless steel. The firearms industry had been asking for this for some time.
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