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18 December 2006

Boston Herald / AP

SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts — Long associated with the likes of Dirty Harry and real-life police officers, Smith & Wesson is now taking aim at a new market: hunters. In a $100 million deal announced Monday, the Springfield gun maker said it is buying Thompson/Center Arms, a privately held Rochester, N.H.-based company that specializes in muzzleloaders and rimfire rifles. The move lets Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. target the $1.1 billion long gun market, which is... (

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