Smith & Wesson

founded in 1856
Connecticut, Massachusetts

  • Smith and Wesson both worked at the National Armory in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1852 Horace Smith and Daniel B. Wesson founded
    – the (1st) Smith & Wesson Company in Norwich, Connecticut
    – 1855 renamed Volcanic Repeating Arms
    – purchased by Oliver Winchester
    – Wesson stayed as plant manager with Volcanic Repeating Arms for 8 months
    – April 1857 renamed New Haven Arms Company
    – 1866 renamed Winchester Repeating Arms Company

 

  • 1856  Samuel Colt’s patent on the revolver expired
  • 1856 Smith & Wesson Revolver Company
    – founded by Horace Smith and Daniel B. Wesson
    – in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1899 Model 10
  • January 4, 2007, Thompson/Center was purchased by Smith & Wesson

Smith & Wesson
2100 Roosevelt Avenue
Springfield, MA 01104

1-800-331-0852

smith-wesson.com

 

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