Smith and Wesson Revolvers

Smith & Wesson Revolvers- The oldest gun manufacturer in the US, Smith & Wesson makes revolvers, rifles, pistols, and shotguns. Their customers include law enforcement, the military, target shooters, hunters, and recreational shooters. This article covers Smith & Wesson revolvers.

A Little Smith & Wesson History

The year was 1854. Daniel B. Wesson, a firearms designer, and Horace Smith, an inventor and gunsmith, started the first version of Smith & Wesson to bring their “Volcanic Pistol” to market. Unfortunately, the company, which became the Volcanic Repeating Arms Company, faced economic difficulties, and as things worked out, Oliver Winchester ended up as majority owner.

Smith and Wesson started over with a new gun and the cartridge to go with it. It was the Smith & Wesson Model 1, based on a patent they licensed from Rollin White for a cylinder that was bored through. Knowing how dominant Smith & Wesson still is today, it might surprise you to learn that it was bought out several times, and in fact, it’s actual name as of February, 2002 is “Smith & Wesson Holding Corporations,” but everyone still calls it Smith & Wesson.

Smith & Wesson Revolvers

Model Chambered For Action Rounds
Bodyguard .38 S&W Special +P DAO 5 (snub)
Governor .45 Colt, .45 ACP, .410 2-1/2” shotshell SA/DA 6 (laser opt)
R8 .357 Mag./.38 Special +P SA/DA 8
10 .38 S&W Special +P SA/DA 6
14 .38 S&W Special +P SA/DA 6
15 .38 S&W Special +P SA/DA 6
17 .22 LR SA/DA 6
18 .22 LR SA/DA 6
22 .45 ACP SA/DA 6
24 .44 S&W Special SA/DA 6
25 .45 Long Colt SA/DA 6
27 .357 Mag./.38 Special +P SA/DA 6
29 .44 Mag./.44 S&W Special SA/DA 6
36 .38 S&W Special +P SA/DA 5 (snub)
40 .38 S&W Special +P DAO 5 (snub)
42 .38 S&W Special +P DAO 5 (snub)
43C .22 LR DAO 8 (snub)
48 .22 Mag. SA/PA 6
57 .41 Mag SA/DA 6
58 .41 Mag SA/DA 6
60 .357 Mag./.38 Special +P SA/DA 5
63 .22 LR SA/DA 8
64 .38 S&W Special +P SA/DA 6
67 .38 S&W Special +P SA/DA 6
310 10mm/.40 S&W SA/DA 6
317 .22 LR SA/DA 6 (kit)
325 .45 ACP SA/DA 6 (snub)
327 .357 Mag./.38 Special +P Sa/DA 8 (hunter)
329 .44 Mag/.44 S&W Special SA/DA 6
340 .357 Mag./.38 Special +P DAO 5 (snub)
351 .22 Mag. SA/DA 7 (snub)
357 .41 Mag. SA/DA 6
360 .357 Mag./.38 Special +P SA/DA 5 (snub)
386 .357 Mag./.38 Special +P SA/DA 7 (hunter)
438 .38 S&W Special +P DAO 5
442 .38 S&W Special +P DAO 5 (snub)
460 .460 S&W Mag SA/DA 5
S&W 500 .500 S&W Mag. SA/DA 5
617 .22 LR SA/DA 10
625 .45 ACP SA/DA 6
627 .357 Mag./.38 Special +P SA/DA 8
629 .44 S&W Mag SA/DA 6 (hunter)
632 .327 Fed. Mag. DAO 6 (snub)
637 .38 S&W Special +P SA/DA 5 (snub)
638 .38 S&W Special +P DAO 5 (snub)
640 .357 Mag./.38 Special +P DAO 6 (snub)
642 .38 S&W Special +P DAO 5 (snub)
647 .17 HMR SA/DA 6 (varminter)
649 .357 Mag./.38 Special +P DAO 5 (snub)
657 .41 Mag. SA/DA 6 (snub)
686 .357 Mag./.38 Special +P SA/DA 7

As you can see there are many Smith and Wesson revolvers. Not only do they offer you a wide variety of revolvers to choose from but you can rest assure that all of them are built to strictest standards making the Smith & Wesson revolvers some of the most reliable revolvers…thus the best revolvers!