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Winchester - OUT OF BUSINESS

Discussion in 'Legal' started by usmarine0352_2005, Jan 21, 2006.

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  1. usmarine0352_2005

    usmarine0352_2005 Well-Known Member


    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 Well-Known Member

  3. Black Majik

    Black Majik Well-Known Member


    Don't cross post in multiple forums.
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