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Does the S&W forum braintrust know of anywhere that archives older S&W catalogs in PDF or other electronic format? I'd like to browse through the catalogs from the 80s-current and I'm sure someone, somewhere has the obsessive interest to keep them alive online. Thanks in advance for your help!
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Old 05-14-2011, 02:02 PM
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x2. I'd love to have access to that resource.
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Well, here's one with the 2002 catalog and some other interesting archived parts lists and other documents: The Reload Bench Downloads Page. We're getting warmer!
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And if one wants to pay for reprints, this company will oblige with a select years from 1882 to 1986: Cornell Publications LLC | Links to Smith & Wesson Catalog Reprints. Ever closer...
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Not too old, but available.

2003

2006

2007, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

2008, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
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Excellent contribution, thank you!
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Very help full info have been looking for catalogs like this from that period for a while thanks.
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Old 05-16-2011, 03:29 PM
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Default S&W Catalogs 1979-2010

I have most S&W catalogs from about 1979 to 2010 plus a bunch of spec sheets from the early 90s. I would be willing to donate most of them to this site if someone was able to put them on the forum for everybody to use and enjoy. PM me if any interest from forum owners.
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info I was looking for but never thought to ask, and the links dont work...
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I have some older S&W brochures and technical documents I can scan and share as PFS's. Could someone please tell me what the best internet tool for uploading and sharing these documents is?
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Does the S&W forum braintrust know of anywhere that archives older S&W catalogs in PDF or other electronic format? I'd like to browse through the catalogs from the 80s-current and I'm sure someone, somewhere has the obsessive interest to keep them alive online. Thanks in advance for your help!
Just Google it. Older S&W Catalogs.
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Hahaha, you dragged 3-year-old thread up to say "just google it?" Awesome! For reference, I had googled it and contributed what I found at the time, but had not found the 80s-90s vintage catalogs I was looking for.

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We seem to be having a lot of 'necro posting' of late here. I have to say, "just Google it", is more than a bit strange in the context of dredging up a several year old post.

Is the MrTrolleyguy screen name telling us this is a TROLL poster, or is that just a humorous coincidence?

A helpful tip when Google searching for something specific like a PDF is to use the advanced search function to search by file type. A search like that can help filter out a ton of stuff you're not interested in. The little cogged wheel in the upper right corner takes you to advanced search function when selected from the drop down menu. Using " " around search terms can help filter the search as well. Sometimes spelling out "Smith & Wesson" yields more than "S&W". Play around with the terms when searching, trying both less and more terms.
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I don't know of any repository of S&W catalogs in PDF. However something almost as good are old editions of Gun Digest and the Shooter's Bible. I think the publishers of Gun Digest offer CDs of the full run of Gun Digest back to 1944 at a fairly reasonable price. Each has a catalog section for every maker, not just S&W. Old editions of Shooter's Bibles are where you find them. I have some going back into the mid-1950s.
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Old 03-28-2014, 12:17 AM
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Good tip, DWalt!
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Old 03-28-2014, 08:48 AM
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Several years ago I found a website where a guy posted many older (80s and 90s) S&W catalogs but I somehow lost the link and was never able to find it again.
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Examples of Google searches that do not provide successful results:

("smith & wesson" OR s&w) AND catalog AND (scan OR pdf OR archive) AND (1989 Or 1990 OR 1991 OR 1992 OR 1993 OR 1994 OR 1995 OR 1996 OR 1997 OR 1998 OR 1999 OR 2000 OR 2001 OR 2002 OR 2003 OR 2004 OR 2005 OR 2006 OR 2007 OR 2008)

"smith and wesson catalog archive"
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Well, here's one with the 2002 catalog and some other interesting archived parts lists and other documents: The Reload Bench Downloads Page. We're getting warmer!
Hopefully this is a necro for a good cause - I was searching for the 2002 catalog but reloadbench.com is defunct

Luckily the wayback machine comes to the rescue, so anyone else seeking the 2002 S&W Catalog in PDF form can get it (in two parts) from:
http://web.archive.org/web/201201110...W_Catalog1.pdf
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http://web.archive.org/web/201201110...W_Catalog2.pdf

Now if I could find the 1993 (and 1992 perhaps) catalogs I'd be even luckier!
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Sweet mother of pearl- Very Cool!!!!! Thanks for posting.
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I have decided to devote some time to scanning my older S&W catalogs and posting links to them here. Here is the 1989 catalog which may be the first to feature the new 3rd generation pistols.

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Thanks a million!
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1990 catalog - TinyUpload.com - best file hosting solution, with no limits, totaly free
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1991 catalog - TinyUpload.com - best file hosting solution, with no limits, totaly free
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Thanks, guys! These are all awesome.
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1992 catalog - filehosting.org | Download | SW1992.pdf
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1993 catalog - filehosting.org | Download | SW1993.pdf
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1994 catalog - filehosting.org | Download | SW1994.pdf
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1997 catalog - filehosting.org | Download | SW1997.pdf

The 1995 and 1996 catalogs that I have are 100 page magazines. They will take some time.
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Why did you quit using TinyUpload ?

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I started having issues with the files not uploading - it seemed like a file size issue even though they were within the published limits of the server.
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These are new locations. Please do not share these on social media. At some point I will continue scanning these catalogs. I have 1998, 1999 and 2000 - look for them soon. As I said before, the 1995 and 1996 catalogs that I have are 100 page magazines. They will take some time.

1989 - SW1989 .pdf - PDF Archive

1990 - SW1990 .pdf - PDF Archive

1991 - SW1991 .pdf - PDF Archive

1992 - SW1992 .pdf - PDF Archive

1993 - SW1993 .pdf - PDF Archive

1994 - https://www.pdf-archive.com/2017/03/04/sw1994/

1997 - https://www.pdf-archive.com/2017/03/04/sw1997/
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Many thanks jsbethel. I can almost picture going through these in years past. Sure brings back memories of buying my first 3rd. Gen. 4006.
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Not too old, but available.

2003

2006

2007, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

2008, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Does anyone have Parts 2 and 3 of the 2008 catalog? Links aren't working. TIA!

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Very Cool Stuff, The model 10 PDF states that refinishing in either blue or nickle costs $12.00.....
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1998 - SW1998 .pdf - PDF Archive
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I have a couple original S&W catalogs from the late 1930s. Is there a place to find out their value?
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