By Marc Cammack
Bangor, Maine – -(Ammoland.com)- While Colt’s Single Action Army is widely known today as the “Gun that Won the West”, Smith and Wesson’s Model 3 was its closet rival for that title.
The Smith & Wesson Model 3 Revolver came in many different variations and calibers.
The revolver was used by many famous figures in the Old West, and by the US Army. It would also have an international history seeing use in Australia, Japan, and Russia.
Today the company Smith & Wesson is synonymous with revolvers. Like many other firearms designers the first company Horace Smith and Daniel Wesson started did not succeed, but ironically one of the investors in this firm was a shirt maker named Oliver Winchester. This first company was called the Volcanic Arms Company and their product was a lever action repeating pistol that served as the basis for later lever action rifles like the 1860 Henry …read more