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23 August 2006

Globe & Mail (Toronto) / Bloomberg

Smith & Wesson Holding Corp., fresh from winning military contracts in Afghanistan, now wants a bigger prize back home: a U.S. Army deal worth as much as $500-million (U.S.) that would be its biggest defence order yet. The largest U.S. handgun company, maker of the .44-calibre magnum popularized in Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry movies, will bid on a contract to make about 645,000 of its .45-calibre pistols over the next 10 years, chief executive officer Michael Golden... (

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