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History of the Smith & Wesson .44 Magnum

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On tonight's Curator's Corner, John Popp joins National Firearms Museum Director Jim Supica and Smith & Wesson firearms expert Dr. Bill Cross for a special segment at the Wanenmacher's Tulsa Arms Show in Tulsa, Oklahoma. On display are several Smith & Wesson .44 Magnums, and Cross gives a detailed history of the design and use of this iconic revolver. The .44 Magnum, which debuted in 1955 and was for many years the most powerful handgun in the world, saw a resurgence in popularity after being featured in the 1971 Clint Eastwood film Dirty Harry. Originally aired 5/27/2010.

Season 11