SMITH & WESSON REVOLVERS by John E. Parsons

SMITH & WESSON REVOLVERS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Parsons is an eminent authority in this highly specialized field and in this new volume presents the first- and probably the definitive- history of the pioneer period of pistol production, from the 1856 founding of the company to the retirement of Smith and the death of D.B. Wesson. He accents the early inventors, the rival manufacturers, the Civil War notables who brought fame to these pioneer pistols, the frontiers- men who gave them their vital testing. A brief period- but a vital one in the history of single action models.

Pub Date: Oct. 2nd, 1957
Publisher: Morrow