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Handguns (Print Advertisements)

BPS&W-005-1968-BW-AD

GGA REF: BPS&W-005-1968-BW-AD
Author: Smith & Wesson, A Division of Bangor Punta Corporation
Title: If You Don't Like The Sight Radius On This Slick-Shooting S&W... Use A Little Pull. .22 Auto Model 41.
Type: Black & White Print Advertisement
Published: 1968
Size: Full Page (A4)

BPS&W-007-1969-BW-AD

GGA REF: BPS&W-007-1969-BW-AD
Author: Smith & Wesson, A Division of Bangor Punta Corporation
Title: This Little Ring Helps The S&W .38 Master Outshoot Them All.
Model: Model 52 Master Pistol
Type: Black & White Print Advertisement
Published: 1969

Rifles (Print Advertisements)

BPS&W-006-1968-BW-AD

GGA REF: BPS&W-006-1968-BW-AD
Author: Smith & Wesson, A Division of Bangor Punta Corporation
Title: Yes, Rifles From S&W. Models A-E.
Type: Black & White Print Advertisement
Published: 1968
Size: Full Page (A4)

BPS&W-029-1982-C-AD

GGA REF: BPS&W-029-1982-C-AD
Author: Smith & Wesson, A Division of Bangor Punta Corporation
Title: Grasp The Facts That Make The Difference In Bolt-Action Rifles. Model 1500.
Type: Color Print Advertisement
Published: 1982

BPS&W-028-1980-C-AD

GGA REF: BPS&W-028-1980-C-AD
Author: Smith & Wesson, A Division of Bangor Punta Corporation
Title: Smith & Wesson Model 1500 Centerfire Rifles.
Type: Color Print Advertisement
Published: 1980-10 Shooting Times, October 1980, P. 45.

Shotguns (Print Advertisements)

BPS&W-020-1975-C-AD

GGA REF: BPS&W-020-1975-C-AD
Author: Smith & Wesson, A Division of Bangor Punta Corporation
Title: What To Look For In A Great Shotgun. 12 Gauge Model 1000 Auto-Loading Shotgun.
Type: Color Print Advertisement
Published: 1975

BPS&W-024-1978-C-AD

GGA REF: BPS&W-024-1978-C-AD
Author: Smith & Wesson, A Division of Bangor Punta Corporation
Title: Here's Why The Model 916 Pumps Up The Value Of Your Shotgun Dollar.
Type: Color Print Advertisement
Published: 1978

BPS&W-021-1976-C-AD

GGA REF: BPS&W-021-1976-C-AD
Author: Smith & Wesson, A Division of Bangor Punta Corporation
Title: One Good Smith & Wesson Deserves Another. New 20 Gauge Model 1000.
Type: Color Print Advertisement
Published: 1976

Ammunition (Print Advertisements)

BPS&W-022-1976-C-AD

GGA REF: BPS&W-022-1976-C-AD
Author: Smith & Wesson, A Division of Bangor Punta Corporation
Title: One Good Smith & Wesson Deserves Another. Amunition.
Type: Color Print Advertisement
Published: 1976

BPS&W-027-1980-C-AD

GGA REF: BPS&W-027-1980-C-AD
Author: Smith & Wesson, A Division of Bangor Punta Corporation
Title: Smith & Wesson's Revolutionary Nyclad™ Ammunition.
Type: Color Print Advertisement
Published: 1980

Knives (Print Advertisements)

BPS&W-026-1979-C-AD

GGA REF: BPS&W-026-1979-C-AD
Author: Smith & Wesson, A Division of Bangor Punta Corporation
Title: Smith & Wesson Knives.
Type: Color Print Advertisement
Published: 1979-08 Field & Stream, August 1979, P. 73.

Pellet Guns (Print Advertisements)

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GGA REF: BPS&W-048-19??-BW-AD-2/3
Title: This Pellet Gun Is A Genuine Smith & Wesson.
Type: Two-Thirds Page Black & White Print Advertisement
Published: ND

BPS&W-010-1971-BW-AD-1/2

GGA REF: BPS&W-010-1971-BW-AD-1/2
Author: Smith & Wesson, A Division of Bangor Punta Corporation
Title: These Brand New Smith & Wesson Shoot Pellets. Honest.
Type: Black & White Print Advertisement
Published: 1971-11 The American Rifleman, November 1971, P. 113.
Copy 2: 1971-02 The American Rifleman, February 1971, P. 91.

BPS&W-011-1973-BW-AD

GGA REF: BPS&W-011-1973-BW-AD
Author: Smith & Wesson, A Division of Bangor Punta Corporation
Title: Christmas Presents For Your Son... For Yourself.
Type: Black & White Print Advertisement
Published: 1973

Leather Goods (Print Advertisements)

BPS&W-052-1980-C-FLY

GGA REF: BPS&W-052-1980-C-FLY
Title: Holsters For Your New N Frame Revolver.
Type: Color Flyer
Published: ND
Size: 7x10.5 Bi-Fold

Branding (Print Advertisements)

BPS&W-008-1971-BW-AD

GGA REF: BPS&W-008-1971-BW-AD
Author: Smith & Wesson, A Division of Bangor Punta Corporation
Title: The Only Two Machines In The World That Can Do The Job Right.
Type: Black & White Print Advertisement
Published: 1971

BPS&W-015-1974-C-AD

GGA REF: BPS&W-015-1974-C-AD
Author: Smith & Wesson, A Division of Bangor Punta Corporation
Title: Look At Smith & Wesson (Rifles and Ammo).
Type: Color Print Advertisement
Published: 1974

BPS&W-016-1974-C-AD

GGA REF: BPS&W-016-1974-C-AD
Author: Smith & Wesson, A Division of Bangor Punta Corporation
Title: Look At Smith & Wesson. On the move with a broad range of quality products for the sportsman.
Type: Color Print Advertisement
Published: 1974-06

BPS&W-053-1980-BW-AD

GGA REF: BPS&W-053-1980-BW-AD
Title:Smith & Wesson Makes A Lot More Than Handguns.
Type: Black & White Print Advertisement
Published: 1980
Size: Full-Page 9x11.5

Handguns Dealer Product Descriptions

BPS&W-054-1983-C-FLY

GGA REF: BPS&W-054-1983-C-FLY
Title: Handguns: Model 29 - 10 5/8 " Double Action Revolver
Type: Color Print Informational Flyer
Published: March 1983
Publication Number: 01-0383-29-10 5/8"-5M

BPS&W-033-1982-C-FLY

GGA REF: BPS&W-033-1982-C-FLY
Author: Smith & Wesson, A Division of Bangor Punta Corporation
Title: Smith & Wesson Handguns: Model No. 651 .22 M.R.F. Target Kit Gun Stainless.
Type: Color Flyer
Published: 1982-11
BP REF: Publication No. 01-11/82-HG651-5M.
Pages: 1 Page, 3-Hole Punched

BPS&W-043-1983-C-FLY

GGA REF: BPS&W-043-1983-C-FLY
Title: Smith & Wesson Handguns: Model 659 9mm Automatic Double Action Pistol, Fixed Sight.
Type: Color Flyer
Published: 1983-03
BP REF: Publication No. 01-0383-659FS-5M.
Pages: 1 Page, 3-Hole Punched.
Remarks: Date Stamped APR 27 1983

Long Guns Dealer Product Descriptions

BPS&W-034-1982-C-FLY

GGA REF: BPS&W-034-1982-C-FLY
Author: Smith & Wesson, A Division of Bangor Punta Corporation
Title: Smith & Wesson Long Guns: M1000 Auto 20 Gauge Muilti-Choke.
Type: Color Flyer
Published: 1982-11
BP REF: Publication No. 11-11/82-LG1000A-5M.
Pages: 1 Page, 3-Hole Punched

BPS&W-035-1982-C-FLY

GGA REF: BPS&W-035-1982-C-FLY
Author: Smith & Wesson, A Division of Bangor Punta Corporation
Title: Smith & Wesson Long Guns: M1500 "Mountaneer".
Type: Color Flyer
Published: 1982-11
BP REF: Publication No. 11-11/82-LG1500-5M.
Pages: 1 Page, 3-Hole Punched

BPS&W-036-1982-C-FLY

GGA REF: BPS&W-036-1982-C-FLY
Author: Smith & Wesson, A Division of Bangor Punta Corporation
Title: Smith & Wesson Long Guns: M1700 LS "Classic Hunter".
Type: Color Flyer
Published: 1982-11
BP REF: Publication No. 11-11/82-LG1700-5M.
Pages: 1 Page, 3-Hole Punched

BPS&W-037-1982-C-FLY

GGA REF: BPS&W-037-1982-C-FLY
Author: Smith & Wesson, A Division of Bangor Punta Corporation
Title: Smith & Wesson Long Guns: M3000 Pump 20 Gauge Multi-Choke.
Type: Color Flyer
Published: 1982-11
BP REF: Publication No. 11-11/82-LG3000-5M.
Pages: 1 Page, 3-Hole Punched

Biathlon Revolver

BPS&W-046-1983-C-FLY-2

GGA REF: BPS&W-046-1983-C-FLY-2
Title: The Smith & Wesson Biathlon Revolver Official Bid Form for the Model 629 Stainless Steel .44 Magnum Olympic Biathlon Revolver.
Description: Auction to Help Support the U.S. Biathlon Association. (See Memo regarding wiining bid).
Type: Color Flyer
Published: 1983-05-17
Pages: 2 Pages

BPS&W-045-1983-MEM

GGA REF: BPS&W-045-1983-MEM
Title: Memo from Delburt E. Shorb, Vice President Sporting Goods Sales To All Smith & Wesson Dealers.
Description: Subject: The Smith & Wesson Biathlon Revolver. Memo regarding bid of $80,000 for the 1984 Olympics.
Type: Corporate Memo
Published: 1983-05-05

Product Inserts

BPS&W-004-1967-BW-BRO

GGA REF: BPS&W-004-1967-BW-BRO
Author: Smith & Wesson, A Division of Bangor Punta Corporation
Title: Smith & Wesson 38 Military & Police Revolver Model No. 10.
Type: Black & White Brochure
Published: 1967-03
Size: 7x11, 4 Pages

BPS&W--003-1967-BW-BRO

GGA REF: BPS&W--003-1967-BW-BRO
Author: Smith & Wesson, A Division of Bangor Punta Corporation
Title: 38 Military & Police Revolver Air Weight Model No. 12.
Type: Black & White Brochure
Published: 1967-03
Size: 7x11,
Pages: 4 Pages

BPS&W-018-1975-BW-BRO

GGA REF: BPS&W-018-1975-BW-BRO
Author: Smith & Wesson, A Division of Bangor Punta Corporation
Title: .357 Military & Police Revolver, Model No. 13.
Type: Black & White Brochure
Published: 1975
BP REF: Publication No. 01-1274-86.
Size: 7x11,
Pages: 4 Pages

BPS&W-014-1974-BW-BRO

GGA REF: BPS&W-014-1974-BW-BRO
Author: Smith & Wesson, A Division of Bangor Punta Corporation
Title: K-38 Combat Masterpiece Revolver Model No. 15.
Type: Black & White Brochure
Published: 1974
PB REF: Publication No. 01-1274-53.
Size: 7x11,
Pages: 4 Pages

BPS&W-001-1967-BW-BRO

GGA REF: BPS&W-001-1967-BW-BRO
Author: Smith & Wesson, A Division of Bangor Punta Corporation
Title: .22 Combat Masterpiece Revolver, Model No. 18
Type: Black & White Brochure
Published: 1967-03
Size: 7x11,
Pages: 4 Pages

BPS&W-002-1967-BW-BRO

GGA REF: BPS&W-002-1967-BW-BRO
Author: Smith & Wesson, A Division of Bangor Punta Corporation
Title: .38 Chiefs Special Stainless Revolver, Model No. 60
Type: Black & White Brochure
Published: 1967-03
Size: 7x11,
Pages: 4 Pages

BPS&W-012-1977-BW-BRO

GGA REF: BPS&W-012-1977-BW-BRO
Author: Smith & Wesson, A Division of Bangor Punta Corporation
Title: .38 Military & Police Stainless Revolver Model No. 64.
Type: Black & White Brochure (Insert)
Published: 1977
BP REF: Publication No. 05-01-0177. S&W No. 5123A

BPS&W-013-1974-BW-BRO

GGA REF: BPS&W-013-1974-BW-BRO
Author: Smith & Wesson, A Division of Bangor Punta Corporation
Title: Distinguished .357 Combat Magnum® Revolver, Model No. 586.
Type: Black & White Brochure
Published: 1974 7x11, 4 Pages

BPS&W-019-1975-BW-BRO

GGA REF: BPS&W-019-1975-BW-BRO
Author: Smith & Wesson, A Division of Bangor Punta Corporation
Title: .44 Magnum® Stainless Revolver, Model No. 629.
Type: Black & White Brochure
Published: 1975 7x11, 4 Pages.
BP REF: Publication No. 05130

Dealer Order Forms

BPS&W-049-19??-BW-FRM

GGA REF: BPS&W-049-19??-BW-FRM
Title: Smith & Wesson Key Dealer Order Form. Unused. 5 Models: Model 651; M 1000 Multi-Choke; M1500 Mountineer; M3000 Multi-Choke; and M1700LS Classic Hunter.
Type: Corporate Black & White Form - Triplicate White/Yellow/Pink
Published: ND
Remarks: Unused

BPS&W-050-19??-BW-FRM

GGA REF: BPS&W-050-19??-BW-FRM
Title: Smith & Wesson Key Dealer Order Form for Handguns (Five Models).
Type: Corporate Black & White Form - Triplicate White/Yellow/Pink
Published: ND
Remarks: Unused

News & Press Releases

BPS&W-041-1982-MEM

GGA REF: BPS&W-041-1982-MEM
Author: Smith & Wesson, A Division of Bangor Punta Corporation
Title: Memo from D. E. Shorb, Vice President Sporting Goods Sales to All Smith & Wesson Sporting Goods Dealers.
Description: Subject: New for 1983. Memo regarding the New Smith & Wesson Key Dealer Program for 1983.
Type: Memo
Published: 1982-12-20
Pages: 1 Page

BPS&W-042-1983-BW-PR

GGA REF: BPS&W-042-1983-BW-PR
Title: Smith & Wesson News Release: Smith & Wesson Key Dealer Program, New For 1983.
Type: Black & White Public Relations News Release
Published: 1983
Pages: 4 Pages

BPS&W-044-1983-BW-PR

GGA REF: BPS&W-044-1983-BW-PR
Title: Key Dealer News. Thank you for your Smith & Weson Key Dealer Order.
Type: Black & White Public Relations News Release
Published: 1983-04-27
Pages: 1 Page

Dealer Price Lists

BPS&W-031-1982-BW-FLY

GGA REF: BPS&W-031-1982-BW-FLY
Author: Smith & Wesson, A Division of Bangor Punta Corporation
Title: Smith & Wesson Knives Suggested Dealer Price List, Effective October 18, 1982.
Type: Black & White Flyer
Published: 1982-10
PB REF: Publication No. 11-1082-K/D-15M.
Size: 8.5x11
Pages: 1 Page, 3-Hole Punched.
Remarks: Printed on Yellow Paper

BPS&W-032-1982-BW-BRO

GGA REF: BPS&W-032-1982-BW-BRO
Author: Smith & Wesson, A Division of Bangor Punta Corporation
Title: Smith & Wesson Handguns & Accessories Domestic Dealer Suggested Price List, Effective December 15, 1982.
Type: Black & White Brochure
Published: 1982-11
BP REF: Publication No. 101-11/82-HG/SD-7M. Date Stamped 1983-01-25.
Pages: 8 Pages, Paginated, 3-Hole Punched.
Remarks: Printed on Yellow Paper

BPS&W-038-1982-BW-BRO

GGA REF: BPS&W-038-1982-BW-BRO
Author: Smith & Wesson, A Division of Bangor Punta Corporation
Title: Smith & Wesson Leather Products Domestic Dealer Suggested Price List Effective December 1, 1982.
Type: Black & White Brochure
Published: 1982-12
BP REF: Publication No. 07-1282L/D.
Pages: 4 Pages, 3-Hole Punched.
Remarks: Printed on Yellow Paper

BPS&W-039-1982-BW-BRO

GGA REF: BPS&W-039-1982-BW-BRO
Author: Smith & Wesson, A Division of Bangor Punta Corporation
Title: Smith & Wesson Long Guns 1983 Domestic Dealer Suggested Price List Effective December 1, 1982.
Type: Black & White Brochure
Published: 1982-12
BP REF: Publication No. 11-1282-LG-D/4M. Date Stamped Jan 25 1983.
Pages: 4 Pages, 3-Hole Punched.
Remarks: Printed on Yellow Paper

BPS&W-040-1982-BW-FLY

GGA REF: BPS&W-040-1982-BW-FLY
Author: Smith & Wesson, A Division of Bangor Punta Corporation
Title: Smith & Wesson Key Dealer New Product Price List, Effective Date: December 6, 1982.
Type: Black & White Flyer
Published: 1982-12
BP REF: Publication No. 11-1282-KD-4M.
Pages: 1 Page, 3-Hole Punched.
Remarks: Printed on Yellow Paper

Product Catalogs

BPS&W-030-1982-C-CAT

GGA REF: BPS&W-030-1982-C-CAT
Author: Smith & Wesson, A Division of Bangor Punta Corporation
Title: Smith & Wesson 1982 Catalog.
Type: Color Catalog
Published: 1982
Pages: 48 Pages + Cover. Paginated

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