Dating smith and wesson pistols
Smith & Wesson Model 442 Pro Series In Smith & Wesson’s lettering system the smallest revolvers use the so-called “J frame,” and one of the smallest revolvers of all is the Model 442 Pro Series.Designed as a concealed carry revolver, the 442 is chambered in .38 Special and can handle more powerful, higher pressure P rounds.Although Smith & Wesson is best known for its handguns,the company now makes guns of all stripes, from revolvers to pistols to their own version of the AR-15 rifle.
By Austin Knudsen I return to these pages with yet another entry into my quest for quality, affordable handguns for the budget-minded shooter.
This time, it’s a used Smith & Wesson 5906 chambered in 9mm.
Smith & Wesson 1911A1 The patent on John Moses Browning’s 1911 handgun design ran out long ago, and nearly all gun companies now manufacture their own versions of this iconic handgun.
Smith & Wesson is no exception, producing its own S&W1911 E-Series pistols.
The revolver frame is made of aluminum alloy to reduce overall weight with the cylinder itself made of carbon steel and barrel made of stainless steel.