Headquartered in Springfield, MA, Smith & Wesson is the largest maker of handguns in the United States. Founded in 1852 by partners Horace Smith and Daniel B. Wesson, a company was formed to produce the Volcanic Pistol, a lever-action pistol, and became known as "Volcanic Repeating Arms Company". In 1856 the partners left "Volcanic" and began producing what soon became known as the Smith & Wesson Model 1, a newly-designed revolver-and-cartridge firearm. For royalties on future sales, the pair had purchased the patent of the design from Rollin White, who in turn agreed to pay any legal fees associated with the defense of his patent against infringement. Great demand for Smith & Wesson Pistols was quick to come with the onset of the American Civil War which began five years following the founding of the new company.
Smith & Wesson began production of its first center fire S&W semi-automatic pistol in 1913, and subsequently called it Model 1913. It was also know as the Model 35 and was produced from 1913 to 1922. Since that time, Smith & Wesson tactical rifles and pistols have become widely popular among military and police personnel throughout the world. Smith & Wesson has gone on to produce a variety of firearms including rifles, carbines, shotguns, sub-machine guns and numerous ammunition cartridge types. S&W also markets many different products, such as handcuffs, knives, tools, safes and even wood pellet stoves and washing machines. Smith & Wesson tactical rifles are just the tip of the iceberg.
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