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Herb Parsons – Winchester’s “Showman Shooter”


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For 30 years, Herb Parsons was Winchester’s “Showman Shooter”. His signature feat was throwing by hand and individually breaking seven clay targets with a Winchester Model 12, 12 gauge pump action shotgun. Pretty darn great! Matter of fact, Mr. Parsons was the behind-the-scenes shot maker and technical advisor for Jimmy Stewart’s 1950 movie – “The […]

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History in the Making: Winchester’s First Centerfire Cartridge


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In 1873, when Winchester introduced its famed Winchester Model 1873 lever-action rifle, the gun that would later become known as “The Gun that Won the West,” it also introduced the .44-40 Winchester Center Fire (.44-40 WCF) at the same time. In fact, the original Model 1873s were chambered in this first metallic centerfire cartridge manufactured […]

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Celebrating Winchester’s 150th – General George Patton’s gun


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General George Patton was a true legend and one of the most iconic figures in American History. Best known for his leadership in World War II, Patton led the US Third Army in France and Germany following the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944. More Winchester history is found in this video shot at […]

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Winchester’s New Big Game Expedition Ammunition


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A brute of a round from Winchester for extra large big gam species such as brown bear, moose, kudu, elk and gemsbok. Deep penetration with a polymer tip and a bonded alloy lead core. Check out this video from Winchester Deadly Passion’s Melissa Bachman to learn more.      

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Writer Ernest Hemingway’s Winchester Side-by-Side Shotgun


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The American novelist who gave us “The Old Man and the Sea”, “A Farewell to Arms” and so many others was also a skilled hunter who enjoyed African safaris. Here is a little more history on Winchester firearms, and a glimpse into some of the history surrounding Hemingway’s Winchester side-by-side.

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More Winchester History – A Winchester Air Pistol


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Cody Firearms Museum curator Ashley Hlebinsky shares a little more Winchester firearms history with us – this time, a 1969 Winchester Air Pistol. At that time, a series of rifles and pistols were produced. The one seen in this video is a model 363 which was made in Germany for Winchester. Almost 20,000 of these […]

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Winchester 150th Anniversary Spotlight: From Paper to Plastic


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Prior to the mid 1960s, shot­gun shells were made with rigid paper hulls that were more susceptible to moisture and damage from being crushed. Paper hulls would frequently swell when soaked from rain, water in duck blinds or excessive humidity. They could even swell to the point where they wouldn’t chamber in a shotgun or […]

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Get Geared Up At The Winchester Store


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The Winchester horse and rider is one of the most well-known logos around the world. Millions of people have a deep affinity for this legendary brand and entering 2016, Winchester continues its offerings of top-quality gear and merchandise. Be it ball caps or sweatshirts, a shooting range bag or coffee mug, look for new items, […]

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