Fact Sheet on Smith & Wesson

For Release:  Friday, March 17, 2000

“The problem is not the guns….These people that they call children, in my mind, are little criminals and ought to be arrested.”

Smith & Wesson President and CEO Ed Shultz, “Smith & Wesson Survives New Age,” The Sunday Gazette Mail, May 28, 1995.

Smith & Wesson
2100 Roosevelt Avenue
P.O. Box 2208
Springfield, MA 01102
(413) 781-8300
According to 1998 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms production figures (the most recent available), Smith & Wesson is the second largest handgun manufacturer in America. In overall gun production, it falls behind such companies as Marlin, Mossberg, and Remington.


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Smith & Wesson Catalog, 1992

Smith & Wesson firearms were traced to crime scenes by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms 17,947 times in 1997.

PISTOL PRODUCTION HISTORY 1985-PRESENT

Year .22 .25 .32 .380 9mm .45 Total
1985 7,530 0 0 368 36,790 0 44,688
1986 3,442 0 0 751 37,021 22,283 63,497
1987 29,384 0 0 821 74,837 33,792 138,834
1988 57,729 0 0 119 91,277 22,815 171,940
1989 56,017 0 0 1,150 190,753 35,349 283,269
1990 40,303 0 0 1,677 94,529 89,375 225,884
1991 41,410 0 0 700 92,141 34,836 169,087
1992 44,841 0 0 805 111,580 9,249 166,475
1993 44,013 0 0 0 106,405 37,575 187,993
1994 46,785 0 0 0 163,021 59,743 269,549
1995 22,136 0 0 29,604 134,393 55,773 241,906
1996 18,002 0 0 27,570 88,073 46,254 179,899
1997 77,412 0 0 9,178 50,050 84,140 220,780
1998 31,224 0 0 3,131 47,773 51,349 133,477


REVOLVER PRODUCTION HISTORY 1985-PRESENT

Year .22 .32 .38 .357 .44 .45 Total
1985 14,094 2,405 146,346 185,183 93,146 8,509 449,683
1986 7,953 1,808 109,803 265,965 72,899 3,538 461,966
1987 11,133 467 150,555 188,925 50,512 1,348 402,940
1988 11,183 1,446 104,637 171,593 58,479 0 347,338
1989 19,575 3,662 101,490 93,239 39,926 17,999 275,891
1990 19,196 10,577 102,963 86,443 30,289 12,867 262,155
1991 14,894 2,039 103,055 93,598 37,310 5,181 256,077
1992 12,260 1,349 109,784 92,515 30,301 755 246,964
1993 13,637 99 121,952 86,842 20,594 2,944 246,068
1994 11,520 281 109,398 103,846 27,910 2,261 255,216
1995 10,106 0 80,178 136,247 29,534 2,158 258,223
1996 16,374 0 105,034 78,237 20,263 5,583 225,491
1997 27,295 0 78,339 32,765 20,222 812 159,433
1998 11,668 0 70,543 30,375 25,676 1,321 139,583

 

 

 

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