Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Registered Magnum Reading

If you have any interest in reading more about Smith & Wesson's pre-war .357 "Registered Magnum" listed below is what I would consider to be essential reading to learn more about this historic handgun. Probably a good starting place would be the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson (3rd Edition) by authors Jim Supica and Richard Nahas. It's easy to find, relatively inexpensive and has a good basic overview of the topic. The current issue of Handloader Magazine also has a good, basic article worth seeking out. If after that you are still interested in more reading and don't mind a little searching I would recommend the 1990 Guns & Ammo Handguns Annual as well as the two other books. The G&A annual is especially good reading but can be a little harder to find these days. If you're like me and still want to read even more on this interesting subject you can search out the other magazine articles listed.

Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson (3rd Edition) by Jim Supica and Richard Nahas

Smith & Wesson 1857-1945 by Robert J. Neal and Roy G. Jinks

History of Smith & Wesson by Roy G. Jinks

The American Rifleman - November 1935 Article: The Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum by Elmer Keith

The American Rifleman - December 1980 Article: America's Workhorse Revolvers by C.E. Harris

The American Rifleman - February 1986 Article: The Magnum Era by Pete Dickey

Guns & Ammo - Handguns 1990 Annual Article: The First Magnum by Roy Jinks

American Handgunner - January / February 2003 Article: Magic: S&W's Rare Registered Model by Charles E. Petty

Combat Handguns - August 2003 Article: S&W's Registered Magnum by Wiley Clapp

Handloader - June 2010 Article: S&W .357 Registered Magnum by Brian Pearce

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