Winchester's New Haven facility closed in March 2006, thus ending a century-and-a-half tradition of military and sporting rifles being made in that city. The contributions of the Winchester factory to the security of this country and the pleasure that its products have given generations of sportsmen must be remembered.
Watch American Rifleman staff on this “Gun Of The Week” with the Winchester SX4 Left Hand Waterfowl Hunter, a semi-automatic shotgun that represents the next step in the design evolution of the Super X shotgun, and it’s tailored specifically for southpaw shooters and hunters.
Approximately 80,000 Model 12 trench guns were manufactured between 1941 and 1944, and later production featured a Parkerized metal finish. Careful inspection will reveal four rows of holes in the handguard for barrel heat venting, changed from six during 1917.
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.