When searching for Winchester Repeating Arms shotguns or rifles occasionally you may come across a product listed with the words "Historic Product" in a yellow band above the product itself. This indicates that this is a product made in the past that is no longer in production.
These products are listed as a service to you and our other customers. It can be very helpful if you are researching an older product and want to know the specifications and variations available for a gun no longer in production.
Features, benefits and functional attributes may or may not be the same as current production guns. You should not use "Historic Product" listings to learn about the current features of a current Winchester Repeating Arms gun.
Many historians and licensed dealers of previously owned Winchesters rely on these listings. We hope you find them helpful as well.
Some Winchester Rifles are also listed in a general way as "historic." These generally include historic lever actions from the past. These are a different catagory and description of historic. Over these years these rifles -- Model 1892, 1886, 1895, 1894, 1885 and others -- have been listed as "Limited Editions," "Special Editions," and "Historic Rifles."
When searching for "Historic Products" on the Winchester Repeating Arms Website it is helpful to take note of the "last year in catalog" for each model. This date usually represents the last year of production as well. An example is shown at the right. This example shows the last year a certain specification of the Winchester Model 9422 appeared in the Winchester Repeating Arms catalog.