New Model No. 3 Frontier
Introduced by Smith & Wesson in 1885, the New Model No. 3 Frontier had a long cylinder that could fire a .44 Winchester® cartridge. Initially, 2,072 were produced. When sales did not take off as expected, almost 40 percent of those were modified and sold to a Japanese customer, Takata & Company. That left only 1,286 original revolvers in circulation. The company discontinued the model in 1908.