Posts Tagged: Winchester History

Ron Spomer

Historic Winchester Rifles Still Available Today


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Lever and shoot, lever and shoot again and again. Hunters fell in the love with the Winchester lever-action repeaters — and they’re still going strong. Here’s a quick look at some of the most famous Winchester lever-actions, all of which are still manufactured and — with today’s superior ammunition — better than ever. Model 1866 […]

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Ron Spomer

A Big Thumper of a Gun


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  The M1866 Yellow Boy and M1873 cycled plenty of mid-power .44 rounds, but were too short for longer, more energetic big game rounds like the .45-70 Govt. cartridge introduced in 1873. Even bigger black powder rounds like the various 50-caliber Sharps were preferred by buffalo hunters. They were shot through big, single-shot rifles. Winchester […]

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