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Posted on 12/19/2006 9:39:55 PM PST by sig226
TD Banknorth Finances Smith & Wessons Buyout of Thompson/Center Arms Monday, December 18, 2006
Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Thompson/Center Arms, a designer, manufacturer and marketer of premium hunting firearms, for $102 million in cash. The transaction is expected to close in the beginning of January 2007.
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Awesome: Performance Center Contenders.
Funny... I thought they bought a sports arena or something.
Might want to pass this around.
I don't know how they could improve the Contender, but I also didn't know T/C was for sale.
My sister had her late husband's T/C. I don't remember the caliber but it did double duty with a 410 shot shell. I really wanted that gun but she sold it to someone in Santa Cruz where she lived...
Wow. That's not a lot of money.
Has S&W been forgiven for past transgressions in cooperation with Bill Clinton and Ms. Brady in their assault against gun purchasers?
S&W has been under different ownership for a few years since that boondoggle...
Their contractual sellout of the American gun owner is currently dormant but still in effect waiting to be instituted by the next Democrat administration.
Ping to a sad day for those who value both their freedom and finely made single-shot pistols.
You would probably put a muffler on it to quiet it down.
Love my T/C 50 Cal. Hawkin Hunter....
Well, I'd say that if you want a TC, get one while you can. It's only a matter of time before S&W complicates an otherwise solid design with their integral trigger lock.
Although the past sins of previous ownership have been forgiven, I'm not a big fan of integral trigger locks. Just complicates the design and increases the probability of an internal failure.
Interesting. I hope TC does well by S&W. I own 3 Contender frames and some qty of pistol, carbine and rifle barrels. Love 'em all - great guns.
So do I. It was the first gun I ever bought - the flintlock version. It looked so beautiful. I still prize it.
The Hawken Hunter is a good shooter, but if you do some research on Hawken Rifles, its a modern interpretation rather than a recreation of a classic Rifle.
Most real Hawkens had longer barrels, the stocks were paliner, the nosecaps were pewter, the rifling was designed for a round ball, the bores were coned, the lock of course, was a leaf rather than coil spring, and the furnture was steel not brass. Also the bores were generally larger.
All in all the Hawkin Hunter is still a great gun, especially for getting new people into black powder.
Frankly I don't trust Smith and Wesson anymore after their actions with the Clintons and Winnie Brady. Is that old *itch stil flying around?
ACHHH!!!! A suppository gun!!!!!!
Real men shoot muzzle-loaders!!
Seriously I have an M-1 Garand and a model 1917 U.S. Rifle and am very happy with them too.
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