Smith & Wesson
In 1852, Horace Smith and Daniel Baird Wesson formed a partnership to manufacture a firearm that could fire a fully self-contained cartridge. From the beginning, Smith & Wesson firearms were noted for their innovative design, high quality production and reliability. The accomplishments of Smith & Wesson are numerous and its contributions to the history of firearms are vast. Smith & Wesson was an industry leader in 1852 when it was first founded and continues to lead the world today with innovations into the 21st century.