Collector Bookstore Notes: This is an in depth reference covering Remington's Pocket Revolvers of the 1880s, the firearms designed and patented by William Sydney Smoot (the Smoot Patent series), models No. 1, 2, 3 & 4. Publishers Description: Who was William S. Smoot? Scion of an old Baltimore naval family, and Civil War Ordnance officer...Pioneer industrialist and inventor, with over a dozen firearms patents to his credit...Armory Superintendent for E. Remington & Sons gunmakers, and namesake of a successful revolver series...Capitalist, and President of the new Western Electric Company...Why, then, do most arms histories fail to even mention his name? The authors of this book set out to find the answer...
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