Although he probably didn’t plan it, when New England shirtmaker Oliver Fisher Winchester acquired the Volcanic Repeating Arms Co. in 1857 and re-named it the New Haven Arms Co., he ended up dramatically altering firearm technology, helped settle the American West and subsequently created a legacy that continues to this day.
In June 1923, the Official Journal of the National Rifle Association became The American Rifleman, a bi-monthly publication with a staff that included Maj. Julian S. Hatcher, Lt. Col. Townsend Whelen, Capt. Charles Askins, Sr. and a host of others whose names read like a who’s who of legendary gun writers and experts.
Loaded with new information, and nearly double the size of his previous work, Author Wayne Johnson is back with more hardbound facts surrounding the FN-49 self-loading rifle.
From the archives of American Rifleman, read about legendary gunmaker Cecil Brooks, who will forever be revered for his humble nature, exquisite skill and devotion to American freedoms. As Charlton Heston said upon receiving a Brooks rifle in 1989: "From my cold dead hands!"