As of 2014, a Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum ranges in price from $1,079 to $1,559, depending on the model of the revolver. The most expensive magnum is the Model 627 V-Comp, and the cheapest is Model 627.
Smith & Wesson is an American firearms manufacturer founded in 1852. Their pistols and revolvers have been internationally deployed among police officers and armed forces. Smith & Wesson achieved their first commercial success during the American Civil War. Their firearms were in such demand that the company was forced to expand in order to increase their production capacities. Aside from handguns, Smith & Wesson is also a producer of ammunition.