Arms of all sorts were in high demand at the onset of the Great War, including a new type of close-quarters combat firearm: the repeating shotgun. Though several designs were explored, only a few made it into the trenches before the Armistice was signed.
My favorite firearm has been in my family for four generations. It’s a Winchester Model 60A single-shot, bolt-action, .22-cal. rimfire chambered for the Short, Long and Long Rifle cartridges.
It is not uncommon for useful technical improvements in one arena to be adopted by and integrated into another. Materials and manufacturing processes originally devised for the aerospace industry are now commonly used to manufacture firearms.
This week on American Rifleman Television, we look into the Winchester Ladies Cup clay competitions, test the Smith & Wesson M&P9 Shield Plus OR 9 mm pistol and examine the history of the Mannicher-Berthier.
It’s not hard to make the argument that the Winchester name is one of the most indelible in the firearm industry. The company has produced some of the finest guns in history and has cemented the lever-action rifle as part of the American heritage.
Winchester Repeating Arms has given southpaw wingshooters reason to rejoice, as, for the first time ever, the company is now producing left-ejecting versions of its 12-ga. Super X4 semi-automatic shotgun.
Watch this video preview to learn about a long-range-capable rifle designed for hunting and target shooting and built on Winchester's legendary action, the Model 70.
Winchester was one of the first manufacturers to jump into the low-cost bolt-action .22 market with its John Browning-designed Model 1900, a design that would carry on for subsequent generations of Winchester single-shot .22 rifles, including one of the most prolific, the Model 67.