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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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Winchester – A Lifetime of Family Tradition


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As Winchester celebrates their 150th anniversary it’s amazing to see all the Winchester memory videos shared on their website.  Winchester has been a part of so many families and helped create so much happiness over the last 150-years.  Winchester’s iconic brand has touched so many families, including my own.  After sitting down with my dad […]

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Winchester History at The Cody Firearms Museum – The Kennedy Gun


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Through the years Winchester has presented special rifles to the President of the United States. These are known as “Presidential Presentation Rifles”. Here is a beauty that was made for presentation to President Kennedy, but was never actually given to the president due to his untimely death. Come along on this 150th Anniversary video with […]

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50 Years of Winchester: The Man Who Started it All: Oliver F. Winchester


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We touched on Oliver Winchester’s role at the helm of the company that bears his name earlier this year in Live the Legend and looked more at the development of the company than the man. But who actually was Oliver F. Winchester? As one of the most historic and enduring brand names in all of […]

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Buffalo Bill’s Daughter Irma Was a Shooter Too: Here is Her Winchester Rifle


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Buffalo Bill Cody founded Cody, WY. When you visit this Old West town, you’ll see the Irma Hotel on main street. The “Irma” that this hotel is named after is none other than Irma Cody – daughter of Buffalo Bill. This model 1894 Winchester rifle is a great shooting gun, and you can tell that […]

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Pistol Range Time That Won’t Break the Bank – Winchester’s USA Forged


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I always stress the importance of putting in a significant amount of time at the rifle range, especially in the off-season to ensure I’m ready for the upcoming fall.  It’s all about practice, knowing one’s gun, and coming up with the best ammo combination to ensure confidence when that big buck steps out. For me, […]

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How The Cody Firearms Museum Tracks Historic Winchester Guns


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About 3.5 million records of Winchester guns were given to the Cody Firearms Museum at The Center of The West Museum in Cody, WY. These records range from 1874 all the way to the 1960s. Customers who have Winchester firearms of this vintage, can call into the museum and find out when their gun was […]

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