The post-war periods in the 20th century were times of great innovation for the company.
In 1935 Smith and Wesson released the Smith & Wesson Model 27 which was the first revolver chambered for .357 Magnum.
It was designed as a more powerful handgun for law enforcement officers. The high point was in 1955 when the company created the Smith & Wesson Model 29 in .44 Magnum.
Two decades later the Dirty Harry movies made this gun a cultural icon.
In 1899 Smith & Wesson introduced its most widely used revolver, the .38 Military & Police (also known as the Smith & Wesson Model 10).
The acquisition of Smith & Wesson was chiefly brokered by Saf-T-Hammer President Bob Scott, who had left Smith & Wesson in 1999 because of a disagreement with Tomkins’ policies.Smith & Wesson (S&W) is a manufacturer of firearms in the United States.The corporate headquarters are in Springfield, Massachusetts.In 1860 demand was so great that Smith & Wesson expanded into a new facility and began experimenting with a new cartridge design more suitable than the .22 Short that it had been using.At the same time, the company's design was being infringed upon by other manufacturers which led to numerous lawsuits filed by Rollin White.