Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Sergei Mosin, Sep 28, 2019.
Excellent collection of quality wheel guns!
At first I thought “Wow, I have never seen that Winchester ad before.”
Sweet sextet of six shooters!
Very creative! Nice family of six-shooters.
Here is a photo of a couple of prototype revolvers that Winchester made up when they were persuading Colt to get out of the lever rifle business.
I never knew Winchester had experimented with revolvers. What's the story there?
Colts had the Burgess lever action rifle and was marketing them as the next newest and greatest to go with their revolvers. Winchester wanted the lever action market for themselves so had their engineers design and build a couple of revolvers. Supposedly, a meeting was arranged and a gentleman's deal was stuck, “you pull yours off the market and we won’t introduce ours”.
It makes a good tale.
Well, the prototypes definitely existed.
I have read a few accounts of the 'meeting'
Here is one.
Great family photo!!!
Looks like you borrowed my 629 Classic for the picture
Very nice lineup!
Ben, that's a 686. I don't have a 629; maybe someday. Above it are a 67 and a 64; on the left are a GP100 and two Model 28s.
Thanks for the Winchester/Colt story. Fascinating footnote to the history of these companies.
I enjoy history, thanks for the lesson.
Yes, the prototypes do exist. I have trouble accepting that a company with a successful product in the market would pull it from production based on a prototype.
I wonder how successful the Burgess really was? It cost about 30% more than a Winchester so that did not help.
I heard a story once that wheel guns are fading into the sunset in favor of plastic auto's. After seeing these all I can say is, what the heck is the matter with people?
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