Winchester - OUT OF BUSINESS


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usmarine0352_2005
January 21, 2006, 03:19 AM
WINCHESTER - OUT OF BUSINESS

Out With A Bang
The Loss of the Classic Winchester Is Loaded With Symbolism

By Stephen Hunter
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, January 20, 2006; Page C01!"

And now Winchester is gone too, or at least the most interesting parts of it. The traditional company whose symbol was a fringed rider flying across the plains on a pinto, gripping his trusty Model '73, is finally biting the dust. The entity -- now technically U.S. Repeating Arms, which produces the rifles and shotguns as a licensee of the Olin Corp., which still owns Winchester ammunition -- announced Monday it was closing the plant in New Haven where the rifles and shotguns have been fabricated for a century and a half. Some Winchesters will continue to be built overseas, but three guns -- the classic lever-action rifle of western fame, the bolt-action hunting rifle (called the Model 70) and the Model 1300 pump-action shotgun -- will no longer be manufactured.

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JohnKSa
January 21, 2006, 03:58 AM
Once is enough...

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=178123

Black Majik
January 21, 2006, 04:01 AM
Ditto,

Don't cross post in multiple forums.

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