A Nurse with a Gun

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

America's Right Arm

The Smith & Wesson Military and Police Model 10 revolver is perhaps the most pervasive, widespread and successful revolver in history. From 1899 to the present day, the K frame Hand Ejector with fixed sights has been the staple of Smith and Wesson's offerings. It has ridden in the holster of many a patrolman, and stood watch on many a naval deck. It has protected US Marine's at Guadalcanal, and rested on their widow's dresser on the home front. America's Right ArmThis Smith and Wesson is American history.

Like many relics, The Smith & Wesson Military & Police revolver has been taken for granted. They are so plentiful that high quality Model 10s are still very affordable to the collector. Still, they represent a mere footnote in most volumes of firearm literature. One author though, has given the Military and Police revolver the recognition it deserves, in it's own volume of historical and collector information.

John Henwood first published "America's Right Arm - The Smith and Wesson Military and Police Revolver" in 1997. It is a 296 page comprehensive resource for all questions concerning this gun. Do you wonder what de-milled Victory M&Ps sold for in 1979? It's in this book. Have you ever wondered why stainless S&W revolvers used flash chromed lockwork? The answer is in there. Have you ever wondered if that Model 10-6 chambered in .357 magnum was authentic? John Henwood has the answer.

John Henwood's authoritative resource on the S&W M&P is not available from the usual sources. It is self published, and is available through his gentle wife Katherine. It is chock full of illustrations and information that can not be found elsewhere. If you are a Smith & Wesson M&P fan, this book is indispensable. Buy it.

Contact: John Henwood
819 Linda Mar Blvd.
Pacifica CA. 94044-3450

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7 Comments:

Blogger garys said...

Do you have any contact information for John Henwood?

10:13 PM  
Blogger Hobie said...

Dittos on at least an address or phone number for Mrs. Henwood.

8:30 AM  
Blogger Les Jones said...

"Have you ever wondered why stainless S&W revolvers used flash chromed lockwork? The answer is in there. Have you ever wondered if that Model 10-6 chambered in .357 magnum was authentic? John Henwood has the answer."

Aw, don't make me wait. What are the answers?

12:41 PM  
Blogger Xavier said...

contact info posted.........

7:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"They is so plentiful that high quality Model 10s are still very affordable to the collector."

I think someone meant "They are so plentiful . . ."

7:37 PM  
Blogger garys said...

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8:43 PM  
Blogger garys said...

Thanks for posting the information. There is one site that lists the book in stock. Google the title of the book and you'll get the site.

Gary

8:50 PM  

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