Skip to comments.US Repeating Arms to Close New Haven plant
Posted on 01/21/2006 11:31:15 PM PST by Venator
The Elm City will soon be losing another of its links to history. US Repeating Arms Company announced last Tuesday, 1/17, that it will be closing the Winchester firearms factory in New Haven on March 31st. More than 19,000 men once worked in the Winchester plant. Their numbers had dwindled recently to under 200, and only 80,000 guns were produced last year in a facility that still had a capacity of 300,000. Sales of hunting rifles have declined precipitously, along with Americas hunting traditions. What was once a Nation of Riflemen is today a nation of metrosexuals and Dilberts.
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