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Smith & Wesson 1982 Catalog

1982 Smith & Wesson Catalog Front Cover

Quality, performance and value may be old fashioned virtues.

But they are three virtues sought after by discriminating, cost-conscious outdoor sportsmen and sportswomen today.

You'll find all three -- quality, performance and value -- in the ever widening range of products Smith & Wesson is offering in 1982.

Quality in materials, skill and craftsmanship. Performance in terms of reliability, consistency and long life. And value in that unique blend of quality and performance at a fair price.

You'll find Smith & Wesson quality, performance and value in long guns. From the superb Model 1500 bolt action rifles to the outstanding proven Model 1000 autoloading and Model 3000 pump shotgun lines.

You'll find quality, performance and value in the world's most sought after handguns. In handcrafted holsters, belts and leather accessories.

And in an innovative line of fixed blade and folding sportsman's knives. All designed and manufactured by Smith & Wesson in Springfield, Massachusetts,

Houlton, Maine, Langton, North Carolina and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

CONTENTS

Model 1500 rifles

Model 1500 rifles

The Standard model of the 1500 rifle is an exceptional value in Smith & Wesson quality and performance. A hooded ramp "gold bead" front sight and a fully adjustable broad vee ...

Model 1000 autoloading shotguns

Model 1000 autoloading shotguns

The Smith & Wesson Model 1000 gas autoloader has been designed and crafted to recapture that special feeling. In quality, performance and value, the Model 1000 ...

Model 3000 pump shotguns

Model 3000 pump shotguns

Many American scattergunners were weaned on a pump shotgun. And the pump action is still a favorite. But you'll agree that a new dimension has been added.

Multi-Choke shotguns

Multi-Choke shotguns

Smith & Wesson is introducing the Model 3000 pump Shotgun and Model 1000 - fine shotguns with a new interchangeable choke system called 'Multi-choke.'

Target shotguns

Target shotguns

The word is out. People who shoot Model 1000 autoloaders are smoking targets and winning trophies. And now you have a wider choice than ever of these outstanding performers …

Long gun specifications

Long gun specifications

These are the Smith & Wesson Long Gun Specifications for the Model 1500 Rifles, Model 1000 Autoloading Shotguns, and the Model 3000 Pump Shotguns available in 12 and/or 20 guage.

Handguns

Handguns

Knowledgeable handgunners will tell you there's something special about a Smith & Wesson handgun. More than just S&W's smooth, fast double action.

.22 and .38 Caliber

.22 and .38 Caliber Handguns

Smith & Wesson manufactured a number of .22 Caliber Handguns including the Model 17, Model 18 Combat Masterpiece, Model 34, Model 48 - the K-22 Masterpiece...

Other Handguns: .357 Caliber, .41 Magnum, .44 Magnum, and .45 Caliber

Other Handguns: .357 Caliber, .41 Magnum, .44 Magnum, and .45 Caliber

Smith & Wesson manufactured a number of .38 Caliber Handguns indlucing the Model 15 Combat Masterpiece, Model 36 Chiefs Special, Model 52 Master, Model 60 and the Model 67.

Custom engraving

Custom engraving

An ancient and time-honored art form is practiced by a highly talented group of people at Smith & Wesson. They are our custom engravers.

Leather Goods

Leather Goods

We've created and built a wide selection of sporting holsters, belts and accessories to meet every taste and demand. Each is crafted with uncompromising attention to quality and detail.

Holsters

Holsters

Smith & Wesson produced quality crafted, well designed leather gun holsters that appealed to law enforecement and sportsman alike. Only select, top grain cowhide is used in gun holsters.

Belts

Belts

Smith & Wesson manufactured a number of quality leather belts specifically designed for the gun enthusiast, law enforcement personnel and hunters.

Belt Buckles

Belt Buckles

These original and exclusive Smith & Wesson buckles have developed into one of the most popular lines in S&W's wide array of sporting products.

Accessories

Accessories

Smith and Wesson make quality crafted cowhide leather handgun and rifle accessories that are designed to compliment their selection of leather belts.

Wessonhide Accessories

Wessonhide Accessories

The rising cost of top quality leather hides has created a demand for a less expensive alternative. Smith & Wesson has met this demand with Wessonhide ...

Knives

Knives

You know when a knife is just right for you. You feel it in the easy, comfortable fit of handle to hand, the perfect combination of balance and weight and the shape ...

Fixed Blade Knives

Fixed Blade Knives

You're in for a new sensation when you pick up one of the new American Series hunting knives. They're named after the famed Smith & Wesson Model 3 American.

Folding and Custum Etched Knives

Folding and Custum Etched Knives

Smith & Wesson's Ultra-Thin combines the functional design of a lock-back sporting knife with the convenience of a pocket knife. Made entirely of stainless steel, these are good looking knives.

Handgun accessories

Handgun accessories

If you're a Smith & Wesson handgun enthusiast, you'll want to look for this display of handgun accessories at your favorite gun shop.

Chemical Mace® aerosols

Chemical Mace® aerosols

Here's more great news! Famous Smith & Wesson Chemical Mace® aerosols are now being made available to consumers. There is only one Chemical Mace® brand aerosol ...

NEW FOR '82

Smith & Wesson 1982 Catalog - Back Cover

Model 1500 Rifles -- three popular new calibers in standard and deluxe models plus a new heavy barrel varmint rifle in three calibers.

Model 1000 Autoloading Shotguns -- the "Waterfowler," a 3" Magnum with a non-reflective Parkerized finish and camouflaged sling on flush mounted Q.D. swivels, a 20 gauge Super Skeet and a brand new, 23/4" steel receiver trap gun with a Monte Carlo stock, shell catcher and Multi-choke.

Model 3000 Pump Shotguns -- three new 20 gauge 3" Magnum field guns, three new 23/4" steel receiver slug guns with walnut finished hardwood stocks and fore-ends and a new 3" Magnum "Water-fowler" with Parkerized finish and a camouflaged sling.

Multi-Choke Shotguns -- a unique barrel design and three interchangeable choke tubes offered in two configurations ... a 23/4" chambered Model 1000 Autoloader and a 3" Magnum chambered Model 3000 pump.

Handguns -- the exciting new L-Frame Distinguished Combat Magnums in blue, nickel and stainless steel, and the unique 9mm revolver.

And more -- a new stainless swing blade boot knife, two striking new die cast belt buckles, new combat stocks and the introduction of police proven Chemical Mace aerosols to the sporting goods market.

Smith & Wesson

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