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President John F. Kennedy Rifle – Winchester 150th Anniversary


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2016 commemorates the 150th Anniversary of Winchester. Perhaps two unknown facts are that former President John F. Kennedy was both a hunter and member of NRA. Winchester tradition was to present special rifles to American presidents. They are called Presidential Presentation Rifles. Come along as Winchester TV host Ron Spomer and Cody Firearms Museum curator […]

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More Intriguing Winchester History – John Olin’s Model 97


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Winchester World of Whitetail host Ron Spomer shares a little more of the iconic history of Winchester with this 150th Anniversary video. He showcases another cool gun form the John Olin collection…the Winchester Model 97. John Olin at one time owned Winchester and was a critical figure in its growth and history. Come along and […]

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Winchester Firearms that Defined a Generation


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As Winchester celebrates 150 years as the most iconic brand in the hunting and firearms world, and Winchester Ammunition’s focus today lies in developing the best performing and most innovative loads available, their name was first established for building some of the most game-changing long guns ever seen. As the company burst onto the scene […]

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Writer Ernest Hemingway’s Winchester Model 21


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Noted American writer Ernest Hemingway was not only a gifted author of many books, he was a steadfast outdoorsman and hunter. In 1959 Winchester presented Mr. Hemingway with a Model 21 side-by-side shotgun as its “Winchester Outdoorsman of the Year” recipient. Cody Firearms Museum curator Ashely Hlebinsky shares some Winchester history in this 150th Anniversary […]

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John Olin – a Significant Part of Winchester History


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A John Olin owned Western Powder Company. Mr. Olin went on to acquire Winchester Firearms. He combined these two companies into what we know today as Winchester – both ammo and guns. Many of Mr. Olin’s personal guns are kept at the Cody Firearms Museum in Cody, WY. If you’re traveling through that area, make […]

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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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