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So Long to Winchester

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Erebus, Apr 3, 2006.

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  1. Erebus

    Erebus Member

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  2. Seven High

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    Winchester

    I read somewhere that other interests are looking at buying Winchester and re opening it. This includes Smith & Wesson. :)
     
  3. HankB

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    I won't buy another Model 70 if it has an integral lock.
     
  4. ArmedBear

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    I've never bought a Winchester.

    I've had one or more guns from Ruger, Remington, Browning, Weatherby, Thompson/Center, H&R when they made revolvers, Uberti and Mossberg (not counting firearms bought as collectibles or surplus).

    Why not?

    Ill-conceived feature/caliber selections and high prices (shotguns, bolt-actions, high-end lever guns), or dubious quality (working lever guns). The Featherweight was really nice; for a realistic price I would have bought one instead of my current .30-06 sporter. Or another M70 if they made more of them in desirable calibers, rather than trying to get me to spend $700 to take a chance that their overpriced short-magnum-of-the-week would be available next year (I have no desire or extra real estate to get a reloading setup for a regular hunting rifle).

    Savage learned that they couldn't live on their old reputation and name alone, and they're alive and well. It's a pity Winchester didn't learn this. Of course it was foreign-owned and mismanaged from across the pond. Perhaps a new owner will do better.
     
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  5. Lupinus

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    winchesters will be back made by someone else, thats all. Winchester is not closed for good as it looks s&w stands a good chance of turning them out.
     
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