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What new books on S&W's have been published since 2016 and should be added to the list of useful references that was published in the 4th edition?

Here are the S&W books currently included:
  • Smith & Wesson, 1857 1945 by Robert Neal and Roy Jinks.
  • The History of Smith & Wesson by Roy G. Jinks.
  • S&W Collectors Association Journal
  • Smith & Wesson Sixguns of the Old West by David Chicoine
  • The S&W American Model in US and Foreign Service. By Charles Pate. T
  • Smith & Wesson Revolvers: The Pioneer Single Action Models
  • by J. E. Parsons.
  • Smith & Wesson Handguns by R. C. McHenry and W. F. Roper,
  • Smith & Wesson - The Story of the Revolver by Martin Rywell
  • The Knives of Smith & Wesson by C.E. Rinke
  • America’s Right Arm - The Smith & Wesson Military and Police Revolver by John Henwood
  • Twelve Revolvers by Roy Jinks
  • Images of America –Smith & Wesson by Roy G. Jinks and Sandra C. Krein
  • Artistry in Arms by Roy Jinks
  • The S&W Revolver – a Shop Manual by Jerry Kuhnhausen. A well-regarded guide to S&W revolver repair & mechanical function.
  • S&W Engraving by Michael Kennelly
  • History of Smith & Wesson Firearms by Dean Boorman.
  • Blue Book Pocket Guide to Smith & Wesson Firearms & Values by S.P. Fjestad
  • Le Smith & Wesson No. 3 by J.-P. Bastie & D. Casanova,

Other gun books
While not focused exclusively on S&Ws, the following books contain material of special interest to Smith and Wesson enthusiasts:
  • U.S. Handguns of World War II - The Secondary Pistols and Revolvers by Charles W. Pate
  • Evolution of the Winchester by R. Bruce McDowell
  • Steel Canvas by R. L. Wilson, Firearms Engraving As Decorative Art by Frederic A. Harris, and L. D. Nimschke, Firearms Engraver by R. L. Wilson
  • Treasures of the NRA National Firearms Museum by Supica, Wicklund, and Schreier
  • 1840-1940 - Cien Anos de Pistolas y Revolveres Espanoles by Juan Luis Calvo & Eduardo Jimenez Sanchez-Malo
  • Gunsmithing Guns of the Old West by David Chicoine.

Also, several small books from decades ago that provide insight into Smith & Wesson handguns and target shooting in earlier years.
  • Burning Powder by Maj. Roy D. Jones and later by Lt. Col. Douglas B. Wesson
  • The Pistol and Revolver by A. L. A. Himmelwright
  • Pistol and Revolver Shooting from 1945 by Walter F. Roper
  • Bullet Holes by D. B. Wesson in 1915

And here are the newer S&W related books that I'm aware of that should be added to the list in the 5th Edition.
  • Smith & Wesson Engraving by Kennelly
  • Gun Barons by Bainbridge
  • Colt-Smith & Wesson, a Clash of Arms by Robert Swartz
  • The Smith & Wesson Revolver N-Frame Hand Ejector by Pete Roberts
  • Some of the Buckles of S&W by Roberts

What else?
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How about the three volume set by TJ Mullin and Collector Grade? One was called Magnum, about the .357, and one was on k frames while the other was on n frames. Sorry not at bookshelves so can’t look at titles.
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Not sure if this would be sufficient for S&W reference materials.
I was gifted - Firearms of the Texas Rangers (From the Frontier Era to the Modern Age) by Dukes. UNT Press.
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Now I’m at my bookshelves:

My Life Journey with S & W - Dwayne Charron

The Kitchen Table Gunsmith, an introduction to smith & Wesson revolver maintenance - Charles W. Gradie

The Shooters Guide to Airweight J Frames - Stephen A. Camp

Smith & Wesson Autos - Duncan Long

Iannamico’s book on the Model 76 sub gun

Sweeney’s Book of Smith & Wesson

Best of Smith & Wesson 2010-2019, by FMG Publications

All of the recent Taffin books have a lot about S& W, too: Book of the 44 caliber, Book of the 45 caliber and book of double action sixguns.

Can you tell I like books, too?New S&W books?
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One I recently acquired that was a very limited publishing was DB Wessons Scrapbook edited and published by Dave Ballantyne. Not too many in circulation and I was one of the last ones to purchase from Dave. It's fascinating!
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David Teeters has a 2 volume e-book called Smith & Wesson Handcuff History

The Japanese Chose the Smith & Wesson - I have a hard copy and there is a revised edition available as an e- book
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The Smith & Wesson Magnum Edition, featuring the Cheely collection and notes on the 44 Magnum by Bill Cross and Roy Jinks. Published 2024.
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Chamberlain & Quigley.
The S&W info with assistance from an Australian collector!
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If there’s a possibility of an early release of the 5th Edition, especially if it’s signed by you and Rick, bring plenty. I need 4 of them, 1 for me and the others for members who are unable to attend Symposium.
Appreciate all your efforts and best regards.
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How about a cook book?
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