Happy 150th Anniversary Winchester!

Join with us in celebrating the 150th birthday of the founding of the Winchester brand. A century and a half has passed since Oliver F. Winchester first began his journey to create the brand that bears his name. Winchester quickly became a manufacturing powerhouse that helped create and define the Industrial Revolution. It’s a brand whose products, quite literally, have helped change the course of world history.

150 years? Sure went fast. The history of Winchester is practically the history of America from the end of the Industrial Revolution until today. It's the time period that some call the Technological Revolution. Most certainly the history of Winchester is tied up in the great American westward expansion. In a few short decades everything changed and Winchester became one of the most recognizable names in the world. Watch the video first, then enjoy the timeline of Winchester history  here on our site or the equally detailed timeline created by Winchester Ammunition



Super X3 Ultimate Sporting wins Editor's Choice award from Outdoor Life magazine. The fact that the editors of Outdoor Life are some of the most experienced outdoorsmen and women in the world and that they possess some of the top skills in the shooting and hunting sports adds to the significance of this award. The award was announced and presented at the recent NRA Show in Louisville. View more. 


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The Winchester Model 70 in Vietnam. The most well known Marine sniper of the Vietnam war has become a modern legend.  A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, Gunnery Sergeant Carlos N. Hathcock II joined the Corps in 1959 at age 17. Hathcock was soon a member of the USMC rifle team, and in 1965 he won the Wimbledon Cup, a 1000-yard individual match fired at the National Matches in Camp Perry, Ohio. Interestingly, Hathcock won that prestigious trophy with a Winchester Model 70.  Read the entire article. 

D-Day. June 6, 1944.  On this day in 1944, as a cold dawn broke over the beaches of Normandy, tens of thousands of Allied servicemen stormed ashore to begin the final liberation of Europe from the clutches of Nazi tyranny.  It was, in the words of General Dwight D. Eisenhower “The Great Crusade. …The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you.”  We hope you will take a moment to pause and reflect upon the dedication, determination and personal sacrifice the “Greatest Generation” made to make our world safe and free. And to all those who serve in the cause of freedom, we say thank you. Read General Eisenhower's letter here. For more Winchester history read Read Winchester Goes to War

$1.2 million. The highest auction price for a firearm, ever. The Geronimo Rifle. The story of Geronimo and his eventual capture is one of the most compelling, exciting, intrigue-filled  stories of the American West. In the end, people across the country looked for ways to thank Captain Henry Ware Lawton, the man who lead the primary chase which resulted in Geronimo's capture. The gift which was chosen by his close friend, Lieut. George Albee, is clearly one of the most significant and historical rifles in the world of firearms: Serial Number One, of the new Winchester Model 1886 lever action. 130 years later, and just a few days ago, it sold at auction for an astonishing $1.2 million. Read about it and see the photos of this remarkable rifle. 


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