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5 Guns Every Texan (and Every Other American) Should Know

The types of firearms that modern Texans own and carry may have changed since they won Texas’ independence in 1836, but certain guns will always be associated with its fight to become a Republic and well beyond its eventual statehood.

The Winchester Story

It was 150 years ago that the name “Winchester” was first stamped on a rifle. But Winchester’s narrative began well before that, and it is a tale tied to the American West, to the wars of the 20th century, to big personalities such as John Browning and John Olin, and to the manufacture of billions of cartridges and millions of rifles and shotguns beloved by generations of Americans.

Winchester Model 1873

Only a select few firearms have risen to such a level that they receive a moniker all their own. One of them, of course, is the infamous “Gun that Won the West,” more commonly known as the Winchester Model 1873.

Gun of the Week: Winchester Model 1873

Only a select few firearms have risen to such a level that they receive a moniker all their own. One of them, of course, is the infamous “Gun that Won the West,” more commonly known as the Winchester Model 1873.

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