Winchester directors the spierig brothers discuss their new haunted house movie and the unique role guns and the winchester rifle play in both scaring audiences and the history of violence in the united states. Ammunition firearms and guns licensed products miscellaneous reloading and components hunting guides sds hunting regulations recommended links site info site info subscribe today winchester patternboard winchester extranet winchester gear winchester shooting facilities winchester le. (for a detailed history, read stephen hunter's article in the washington post, cited below) in the 1800s the idea of a repeating rifle was finally realized by oliver winchester, the largest stockholder of the new haven arms co of connecticut he was assigned us patent no 5501, which protected. This page details the development and operational history of the winchester model 1873 lever-action repeating rifle / carbine including technical specifications and pictures. To understand the winchester story, you first must understand the smith & wesson story in 1848, walter hunt designed and patented a hollow-based bullet that was packed with propellant he envisioned a rifle that could hold a number of these “rocket-ball” cartridges in a tubular magazine and could be. Guns that shaped our history - winchester rifle documentary winchester rifle is a comprehensive term describing a series of lever-action repeating rifles manufactured by the winchester repeating arms company evolved from the 1860 henry rifle, winchester rifles were among the earliest repeaters. A great deal of historical romance and legend would later attach to the winchester rifle, including the cliché that it was the “gun that won the west” but, for his part, winchester viewed his product in very empirical, practical terms in an 1868 letter to the british secretary of state for war, he described a gun as.
The winchester repeating arms company was a prominent american maker of repeating firearms, located in new haven, connecticut the winchester brand is owned by the olin corporation and the name is used under license by two subsidiaries of the herstal group: fabrique nationale (fn) of belgium and the. Eventually, winchester became the muse for my book on the history of the american gun industry and culture winchester mystery house a postcard showing the winchester mystery house circa 1900-05 (courtesy flickr/san jose public library california room) i keenly anticipated my first visit to the. Website: wwwwinchestergunscom browning international, sa phone number : 32 (0)4 240 52 11 website: wwwwinchesterintcom historical information buffalo bill historical center/firearms museum (307) 587-4771 website: http:// wwwbbhcorg in december, 1980, the company's board of directors authorized the.
Laura trevelyan's the winchester: the gun that built an american dynasty is that book trevelyan herself is a descendent of the winchester family, and her history lauds oliver winchester, his company, and the great works of his death- dealing weapon from the opening chapter's depiction of oliver's early. Colt, of course, produced legendary revolvers, while winchester turned out legendary lever-action repeating rifles but to this day, you can get a whomping good argument going about whether it was the colt revolver or winchester lever- action rifle that truly earned the title “the gun that won the west.
For much of their history colt and winchester have sold very different guns the corporate rivals nearly changed that story in the 1880s. The winchester repeating arms company's original plant was located on union street in new haven's wooster square neighborhood in 1870, the company erected its first buildings in the heart of the district and what is now winchester lofts close-up of vintage winchester rifle 1638 puritans purchased the land we now.
The legend of sarah winchester, the troubled heiress to the winchester repeating arms company of new haven, intrigued pamela haag she learned of this mysterious tale while earning her doctorate in history from yale in 1995 sarah was the daughter-in-law of oliver winchester, a shirt manufacturer. The spierig brothers' new film, “winchester,” which opens today, is a historical drama of sorts, a loose adaptation of the true story of sarah winchester, heiress to the firearms fortune, who was born around 1840 and died in 1922 it's also a historical throwback in itself, a horror film in the way that horror films. It may seem impossible today, but it's true that in 1903, winchester let go of the firearms designer that would eventually hold the virtually indisputable top spot among firearms designers in the entirety of history winchester felt that john moses browning, inventor of almost countless entirely new kinds of. Winchester rifle is a comprehensive term describing a series of lever-action repeating rifles manufactured by the winchester repeating arms company developed from the 1860 henry rifle, winchester rifles were among the earliest repeaters the model 1873 was particularly successful, being colloquially known as the.
Historic firearms museum the historic firearms museum at the winchester mystery house is a showcase for one of the largest collections of vintage winchester rifles on the west coast here you'll find a history of how the winchester rifles involved, starting with oliver fisher winchester oliver fisher winchester was an. The winchester rifle is the gun that won the west—and it made the winchester family very wealthy t&c takes a tour of the family's summer compound and trace their complicated, fascinating history. From shortly after her husband died in 1881 until her own death in 1922, rifle heiress sarah winchester lived alone why, then, did she insist on ever-present construction that transformed her farmhouse's initial eight rooms into a sprawling 160-room mansion that spanned 24,000 square feet, complete with.
The history of winchester firearms 1866-1992 [thomas henshaw] on amazon com free shipping on qualifying offers this classic-revised and completely updated through 1992- is the standard reference for all collectors and other seeking the facts about any winchester firearm. Another prison-made rifle, also in the exhibit, has a short-stroke piston and a floating chamber after his early release in 1929, williams returned to his family farm in godwin and built his workshop he spent the next 40 years, with the exception of four years employed by winchester repeating firearms company, refining his. A fascinating history of the family behind the popular firearm that changed america and the world arguably the world's most famous firearm, the winchester repeating rifle was sought after by a cast of characters ranging from the settlers of the american west to the ottoman empire's army laura trevelyan, a descendant of. Innovation and a solid business sense oliver fisher winchester was an innovative and driven man who saw the future of firearms and built an industrial empire around the lever-action rifle born in boston in 1810, winchester's initial foray into business was as a maker of men's shirts seeing the economic potential of the.
In 1855, a clothing manufacturer named oliver winchester became the largest stockholder of the volcanic repeating arms company, which was developing the volcanic lever action rifle. The history of winchester firearms is a captivating and wonderfully illustrated chronicle of one of the most famous and legendary names in history oliver winchester, the founder of the company, was an astute businessman who hired the best designers and gunmakers and acquired companies and patents in order to. By joel kolander [note: this story originally appeared in our blog as “the evolution of 'that damned yankee rifle” in may 2013 previously only detailing up to the henry rifle, the story has now been extended to also include the transition from new haven arms to winchester repeating arms] some stories just. A quick overview of the browning company in 1878, with encouragement of his father, he designed and began production on what he felt was a superior single shot rifle he was right and after a that browning is the maker of winchester brand firearms is a twist of history that would certainly make mr browning smile.