Since 1852, Smith & Wesson handguns have been at the forefront of the market, developing a reputation for quality, innovation, and effectiveness. The extraordinary partnership of Horace Smith and Daniel Baird Wesson marked the beginning of it all, and their success story is the basis for this original A&E documentary. Developing the self-contained cartridge and the .38 special--still one of the most popular guns in circulation--is only part of the Smith & Wesson legacy, which unfolds here in detail. Presented through period documents, interviews with experts in the field, and footage of some of the world's greatest gun collections, the film clearly defines the influence that the two men and the company they created have had on the industry as a whole.
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