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Old February 23, 2012, 11:10 AM   #3
Hawg
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S&W acquired the Rollin White patent in 1857 I believe and began producing small bore revolvers in 1858. The patent didn't expire until 1872 is why Colt and Remington took so long to make cartridge guns.
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