Sunday, January 22, 2006

Winchester Update

It looks like the Winchester brand will live on- but only their modern rifle lines are to be continued, and they will no longer be made on American soil. The New Haven factory looks like it will be closed- though it is up for sale it seems unlikely that the Winchester name will be sold along with it. The traditional Winchester lever action will no longer be made.

I know that Marlin make exceptional lever action rifles, along with many other companies, but it seems to me that this is the death of a real American icon.

What's the point of Winchester without their lever action line up?

Hat tip to Survival Blog.

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