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i have inherited a box of smith and wesson 44 magnu hollow tip cartridges. the box is blue and white & says punta gorda. Any idea how old and value?


  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Punta Gorda is a a town in FLA on the Tamiami Trail (US 41) between Fort Myers and Port Charlotte. Bangor Punta was the name of a company who once owned it.

    The ammo, not worth much, but most likely OK to shoot.

    Bangor Punta/Lear Siegler Era, 1965--87


    "By the mid-1960s Smith & Wesson reigned as a leading maker of handguns, with an emphasis on revolvers used in law enforcement, and had also begun to sell handcuffs. It was still largely in the hands of the Wesson family, with some stock selling over the counter. For the year ending in June 1965, the company posted earnings of $1.5 million on sales of $10.4 million. During 1965 Smith & Wesson introduced Model 60, an all stainless steel revolver. Late that year, the firm's era of independence came to an end with its acquisition by Bangor Punta Alegre Sugar Corp., a conglomerate based in Bangor, Maine, with operations in railroads, textiles, foundry equipment, sewage disposal systems, yacht manufacturing, commercial finance, grain elevators, and other areas. Bangor Punta paid about $22.6 million to gain control of Smith & Wesson.

    Under Bangor Punta ownership, Smith & Wesson expanded its product line into areas related to handguns and handcuffs in the 1970s. For the law enforcement market, Smith & Wesson began selling riot control equipment, night vision apparatus, breath-testing instruments, police car lights, and sirens. Another new law enforcement product was the Identi-Kit software program which helped investigations create facial composite drawings of suspects. In the sporting market, Smith & Wesson began offering its dealers a full line of products............."
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