Wednesday, January 18, 2006

A Piece of American History is Dying. You Can Help Save It!

"The Rifle That Won The West" is to be no more come March. Herstal, the Belgian arms manufacturer that bought Winchester is closing it's doors. Why? Money, plain and simple. Not enough people are buying Winchester Rifles. So get off your duff and go buy yourself a Winchester Rifle and help preserve a piece of American History.

UPDATE: Missouri Based Olin Corp. owns the Winchester name and had sold the rights to use the name to Herstal (also the owner of FN and Browning) up until next year. Olin has not decided what to do about the situation but has stated it is hoped that Herstal would sell the rights along with the plant so that whoever buys the plant could continue to build the rifles. you can read more here.


Anonymous said...

Whoa, I bet those Collectors Editions just went up in value!!!

But maybe not for long, Winchester has got to worth millions, somebody will buy it.

January 19, 2006 3:29 AM  

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