Where are Winchester firearms manufactured?
XPR Bolt Action Rifle.
After nearly eight decades Winchester has introduced a totally new bolt action rifle. It is accepted that Winchester is a world authority on bolt action design and on having the knowledge to create the designs and components needed for top accuracy and overall performance. The XPR is part of the great Winchester bolt action tradition of excellence. Production of XPRs is at our Viana, Portugal plant as indicated on the barrel inscription on the rifles. The Viana plant is one of the premier manufacturing facilities in the world and has a leading reputation for accuracy and precision. The XPR is new, but it already has a stellar reputation for its exceptional accuracy and steallar feature set.
Super X4 and Super X3 Autoloading Shotguns.
The Super X4 and Super X3 autoloaders are the latest in the line of shotguns having their roots in the original Super X Model One. Although mechanically the similarities are very vague compared to the original, the mystique remains. The Super X3, made in Belgium and assembled in Portugal, has acheived one of the finest reputations for any Winchester shotgun ever, especially among waterfowlers.Today's Super X4, made in Portugal, is an evolution of the Super X3 that takes this legacy a step further.
- Super X3 shotguns are made in Belgium and assembled in Portugal.
- New Super X4 shotguns are made and assembled at the factory in Viana, Portugal as indicated on the barrel.
Super X Pump -- Pump Action Shotgun (SXP).
The SXP is a significant evolution of the exceptional Model 1300 Speed Pump. The Speed Pump established many speed and performance records over the years. The SXP is equally fast and incorporates new levels of quality and excellent value. Today's SXPs are designed and production is overseen by our R&D team in Morgan, Utah. They are then manufactured in our partner factory in Istanbul, Turkey. Istanbul is a key manufacturing and trade center for Europe. Some SXP parts may be sourced from our other Winchester group factories in Western Europe. SXPs are available in field models and Defender versions, and they are all assembled in the same factory. In an interesting bit of history, large numbers of Winchester Model 1866s were sold to the Turkish government in 1870 and Oliver Winchester himself, visited Constantinople (Istanbul) shortly thereafter to secure more sales of other firearms and ammunition.
For a full accounting of manufacturing start dates for many Winchester firearms check out the Winchester Historic Timeline.
For some, the closure of the Hew Haven facility is still a surprise. If you would like more detailed information, please read this Q&A and Press release issued at the time of the plant closing.
(This document will be updated periodically to reflect any changes.)