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.
Some might say the Model 1873 Winchester “Won the West,” but it was Model 1892 that conquered Hollywood. Made in New Haven, Conn., in 1919, this original Winchester Model 1892 rifle in .32-20 Win. is just one of more than a million made between 1892 and 1941.
The Taylor's & Co. Half-Pint Sharps carbine is an elegant rifle from bygone times; it's a scaled-down development of the massive Sharps rifles that once brought down American bison herds.
Get a closer look at the Winchester Model 70 Super Grade Maple, the latest addition to our #SundayGunday series.