69 is a new model I believe. I'm not up on any of the new stuff or anything 44 mag for that matter. I have a 36 from the late 60's, a 19 from the 70's and another 19 from the late 80's. They're all much nicer than anything built by S&W recently. When I say recently I mean in the last 10 or 15 years. I'm actually looking for another 357 right now but the cut off is probably going to be 80 ish or earlier. I'm not a collector, just like S&W revolvers. Don't know anything about Banga Puta.