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** Smith & Wesson **

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Smith & Wesson Holding Corp.
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Type
Public company (NASDAQ: SWHC)
Industry Defense Products & Services
Founded 1852
Founders Horace Smith, Daniel B. Wesson
Headquarters Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
Key people
P. James Debney (CEO), Jeffrey D. Buchanan (CFO), Leland A. Nichols (COO),
Products Firearms and law enforcement goods
Revenue Increase US$412 million (2012)^[1]
Operating income
Increase US$47.1 million (2012)^[1]
Net income
Increase US$16.1 million (2012)^[1]
Total assets · Increase US$326.989 million (2013) ^[2]
· Decrease US$261.674 million (2012) ^[3]

Number of employees
1,453 (2008)^[4]
Subsidiaries Thompson/Center
Website Smith-Wesson.com

*Smith & Wesson* (*S&W*) is a manufacturer of firearms in the United
States. The corporate headquarters is in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Founded in 1852, Smith & Wesson's pistols and revolvers have become
standard issue to police and armed forces throughout the world, in addition
to their popularity among sport shooters. Their revolvers have been
featured in numerous Hollywood movies, notably Clint Eastwood's /Dirty
Harry/.

Apart from firearms, Smith & Wesson has been known for the many types of
ammunition it has introduced over the years, and many cartridges bear the
company's name.

*Contents*

· 1 History

· 1.1 Early history
· 1.2 The Civil War
· 1.3 The western frontier
· 1.4 Clinton agreement
· 1.5 Acquisition by Saf-T-Hammer
· 1.6 Recent history

· 2 Ammunition types introduced by Smith & Wesson
· 3 Revolvers
· 4 Semi-automatic pistols

· 4.1 Sigma series
· 4.2 SW99 Series
· 4.3 M&P Series
· 4.4 SD VE Series


Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_%26_Wesson

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