Winchester Repeating Arms Company: Its History & Development from 1865 to 1981, by Houze, Herbert G.
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- ISBN: 9780873497862 | 0873497864
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 8/14/2004
Never before has a more comprehensive and accurate history of the Winchester Repeating Arms Company been offered! Using corporate records obtained directly from Winchester, author Herbert Houze makes a meticulous examination of the company, from its early history to recently discovered facts not documented in any other Winchester source.Readers will learn about the transition of the company between the New Haven Arms Company and the private company Oliver Winchester established in 1865; the disastrous outcome of the company's efforts to expand its product line in the 1920s; Winchester's contribution to America's efforts in World Wars I and II, and much more. Houze dispels some commonly held - and incorrect - beliefs about the history of the firm. He also brings to light new information, such as data and illustrations on the recently discovered Model 51 Imperial Bolt Action Sporting Rifle, and updated information on the Model 1866 Iron Frame Winchester Carbines and Rifles.·