Smith and Wesson collector and author, Tim Mullin, provided us with the first look at why Doug Wesson gave FBI Director, J. Edgar Hoover the famous Registered Magnum #1. As most know, this weapon has never been found and its whereabouts is one of the great mysteries of the collector world along with Smith and Wesson and law enforcement history buffs.
Portions of the mystery behind this particular hand gun is the reasoning behind Wesson giving Director Hoover a handgun with an 8 3/4" barrel. Based upon information examined by Mullin with regard to Wesson's scrapbook left behind, the mystery may have just been solved! Read the article in our section "FBI History: The Findings Of Others."