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  • Open Carry at North Texas Love's

    08/20/2014 12:03:48 PM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In a previous article, I mentioned that I was doing a favor by moving a lady and her possessions across the country.   The trip became a bit more memorable near the end.   In the last hundred miles before the drop off point, I was informed that a prominent outlaw motorcycle gang  had found out that she had been in Arizona, and now knew that she was moving back to the Midwest.   I was told that she had been instrumental in putting one of the officers of the group in prison for a few years.   I was assured that...
  • Video of Paul Weston's Churchill Speech, Arrest, Interview

    04/30/2014 2:15:46 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 7 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 30 April 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    You can see the video by clicking on the "Enza Ferreri Blog" link above. Previous articles on the topicWinchester: Churchill Quotation Gets Liberty GB Leader Paul Weston ArrestedLiberty GB’s Paul Weston, Arrested in Winchester for Quoting Churchill, Could Face 2 Years in JailTranscript of the videoQ: Where exactly were you speaking, please? A: Winchester, which is in the county of Hampshire, and Hampshire is part of the South-East constituency for the European Union elections which I’m standing in. So I thought: “As it’s part of my constituency, I will go down and try and explain to these people, who do...
  • Arrested for quoting Winston Churchill: (EU)

    04/28/2014 12:27:42 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 34 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 4-28-14 | Lizzie Parry
    A candidate in the European elections was arrested on suspicion of racial harrassment after quoting a passage about Islam, written by Winston Churchill, during a campaign speech. Paul Weston, chairman of the party Liberty GB, made the address on the steps of Winchester Guildhall, in Hampshire on Saturday. A member of the public took offence at the quote, taken from Churchill's The River War and called police. The passage from the book, written by the wartime Prime Minister and first published in 1899, focuses on Churchill's observations about Islam while serving during the Anglo-Egyptian reconquest of the Sudan. Mr Weston...
  • Jesse Winchester, musician and draft-dodger, dead at 69

    04/11/2014 8:32:03 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 57 replies
    CBC News ^ | April 11, 2014
    Jesse Winchester, an American singer-songwriter who moved to Montreal in the 1960s to dodge the Vietnam War draft, died in his sleep Friday morning at the age of 69 after a lengthy illness. Born in Louisiana and raised in Tennessee, Winchester developed his musical talent while living in Montreal. He often played at a hotel in Morin Heights, Que., run by several Tennessee transplants during the 1970s.
  • Left-wing Totalitarianism in America

    02/17/2014 6:59:20 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2-17-14 | Richard Winchester
    New York's Democrat governor Andrew Cuomo recently told listeners of WCNY radio that "extreme conservatives" who are "pro-life, pro-assault weapons, anti-gay" have "no place" in New York State because "that's not who New Yorkers are." Cuomo later tried to cushion the impact of his words by claiming they were aimed solely at "extreme conservatives" among state politicians, and not at New York's mass public. Even if true -- and WCNY's transcript of Cuomo's blast makes that claim dubious -- one wonders what New Yorkers with the "wrong" policy opinions are supposed to do when they have no politicians to support....
  • Archaeologists might have found bone of England's King Alfred the Great

    01/18/2014 11:00:40 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 17, 2014 | Michael Holden (editing by Stephen Addison)
    Tests have shown that a pelvic bone found in a museum box is likely to have been either that of Alfred - the only English king to have the moniker "Great" - or his son King Edward the Elder. The bone was found among remains dug up at a medieval abbey in Winchester, southwest England, the capital of Alfred's kingdom. The remains were initially discovered in an excavation some 15 years ago but were not tested at the time, and were stored in a box at Winchester Museum until archaeologists came upon them after a failed bid to find Alfred...
  • San Francisco’s Black Talon Ban Comes a Little Too Late (Ammo Discontinued 20 Years Ago)

    04/16/2013 7:03:10 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 4/16/13 | Max Slowik
    San Francisco’s Black Talon Ban Comes a Little Too Late In the massive surge to draft new gun control legislation across the nation, you could be forgiven for not noticing the local San Francisco push to ban hollowpoint ammo. Specifically, the new law bans Winchester Black Talons. This is interesting if for only the fact that Winchester hasn’t made Black Talon ammunition for two decades. Why ban the sale of practically nonexistent ammo? California’s history of shooting sprees is at the heart of the issue. Following the 101 California Street shooting, where Gian Luigi Ferri used a blend of ammo,...
  • Connecticut town sued for allegedly trying to ‘keep out’ black residents [which it never did]

    08/10/2012 11:15:41 AM PDT · by grundle · 36 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 7, 2012 | Victoria Cavaliere
    A small Connecticut town is being sued for allegedly discriminating against minorities in an effort to keep its black population "so low that it does not register above zero percent," according to a federal complaint. The town of Winchester "systematically and unlawfully" works to keep out African-American families by denying access to federal housing vouchers known as Section 8, according to a lawsuit brought by the Connecticut Fair Housing Center and plaintiff Crystal Carter. "We are challenging a pattern of denying minorities fair access to housing," said Greg Kirschner, staff attorney for the Connecticut Fair Housing Center . Carter, a...
  • New Rifle Project

    12/06/2011 10:50:55 AM PST · by GunHoardingCapitalist · 26 replies
    So earlier this year, I came across a great deal, two late '60's Winchester model 94 30-30's, one was in decent shape and had an octagon barrel (unfortunately not the collectable one) and the other a total rust bucket I was just going to use for a wall piece. Paid $50 each for them, great deal! I got thinking last night that I should just do something crazy with the rust bucket it since it will never be a valuable rifle so I stripped the old blue off and started working on the pitted rust and it came to me....
  • Billy the Kid tintype photograph sells for $2.3 million at Denver auction

    06/27/2011 2:26:47 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 18 replies
    NYDailyNews ^ | June 26th 2011 | Michael Sheridan
    The last remaining original portrait of one of the Wild West's most notorious outlaws sold at auction Saturday for a whopping $2.3 million. The only known tintype photograph of Billy the Kid sold at Brian Lebel's 22nd Annual Old West Show & Auction in Colorado to a 71-year-old Florida businessman. "I love the Old West," said William Koch, who lives in Palm Beach. "I plan on enjoying it and discreetly sharing it. I think I'll display it in a few small museums." The photograph, believed to have been taken outside a saloon at Fort Sumner, New Mexico in either 1879...
  • Winchester issues recall for some Ranger 223 ammo

    03/18/2011 5:45:44 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 25 replies
    police one .com ^ | 3-8-11 | Drew Johnson
    Affected lots have last four digits: DK01, DK11, DK21, DK31, DK41, and DK51 Owners of Ranger 223 Remington 64 Grain Power-Point centerfire rifle ammunition may want to pause before chambering a round. Olin Corporation, through its Winchester Division, is recalling six lots of the Ranger 223 ammo after determining that the lots may contain incorrect propellant. The last four characters of the affected lot numbers are: DK01, DK11, DK21, DK31, DK41, and DK51. Incorrect propellant in the Ranger 223 may cause firearm damage
  • Olin calls workers' bluff: Ammo plant to Mississippi [Union jobs head south!]

    11/05/2010 7:37:52 AM PDT · by Arcy · 47 replies
    STLToday.com ^ | Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010 | Steve Giegerich
    A day after union workers rejected for a second time a contract that might have saved their jobs, the Metro East company told them it was moving about 1,000 ammunition production jobs from Metro East to Oxford, Miss. As members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District 9 left the East Alton catering hall where the ballots were tallied Tuesday night, more than a few of the employees ventured that Olin was bluffing. The company, they maintained, had no intention of following through on its threat to move their jobs. On Wednesday, Olin called their bluff by...
  • So, about that union job security…

    11/04/2010 3:19:01 PM PDT · by radioone · 22 replies
    RedState ^ | 11-3-10 | RedState
    Talk about a rocky relationship ending badly… First, the union boss scolded his members for sharing information with their co-workers about what was going on behind closed doors at the bargaining table. Then, a couple of weeks ago, some individual(s) beat up the union boss. Now, things are going to get a lot more tense in East Alton, Illinois. On Wednesday, after workers represented by the International Association of Machinists voted down a contract offer for the second time, they learned that their employer was not bluffing about moving their jobs to Mississippi.
  • It's official: Olin ammo production to Mississippi (Union drives 800 jobs out of Illinois)

    11/03/2010 2:01:35 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 161 replies
    St. Louis Post Disgrace ^ | November 3, 2010 | STEVE GIEGERICH
    The Olin Corp. announced Wednesday that it will suspend production of centerfire ammunition at its plant in East Alton and re-locate the manufacturing operation to Oxford, Miss. The move comes less than 24 hours after members of the union representing over Olin 800 workers rejected concessions that would have allowed them to keep their jobs. "Our focus always has been on ensuring that we continue producing high-quality products for our customers in an increasingly competitive market," president and CEO Joseph D. Rupp said in a prepared statement. "While I am disappointed that employees represented by the International Association of Machinists...
  • Light bulb factory closes; End of era for U.S. means more jobs overseas

    09/08/2010 1:40:25 PM PDT · by freespirited · 121 replies · 3+ views
    Wapo ^ | 09/08/10 | Peter Whorisky
    WINCHESTER, VA. - The last major GE factory making ordinary incandescent light bulbs in the United States is closing this month, marking a small, sad exit for a product and company that can trace their roots to Thomas Alva Edison's innovations in the 1870s. The remaining 200 workers at the plant here will lose their jobs. "Now what're we going to do?" said Toby Savolainen, 49, who like many others worked for decades at the factory, making bulbs now deemed wasteful. During the recession, political and business leaders have held out the promise that American advances, particularly in green technology,...
  • Leone: Winchester man left notes saying he killed family

    06/17/2010 2:05:52 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 10 replies · 382+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 6/17/10 | Boston Herald
    WOBURN - Authorities say a man charged with killing his wife, two young children and mother-in-law left behind notes in their suburban Boston home admitting to slayings. District Attorney Gerry Leone said today two identical letters found in Thomas Mortimer IV’s Winchester home said: "I did these horrible things. What I did was extremely selfish and cowardly. I murdered my family." Police in western Massachusetts captured the 43-year-old Mortimer on Thursday afternoon after a day-long search. He faces four counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his family, who were found slain Wednesday in their Winchester home. Leone said...
  • Winchester to Deliver 200 Million 40-Cal. Rounds to Homeland Security

    12/14/2009 6:45:53 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 218 replies · 5,998+ views
    Gun Reports ^ | 12/14/2009 | Gun Reports
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Winchester Ammunition was recently awarded a contract by the Immigration, Customs and Enforcement (ICE) division of the Department of Homeland Security to supply a maximum of 200 million, 40 cal. rounds over the next five years. The load selected for this contract is a 135-grain, hollow point designed for the office of Field Operations of Customs and Border Protection. It will fall under the Winchester Ranger line.
  • How to differentiate a Southerner from a Liberal or a Conservative!(humor)

    12/11/2009 1:18:36 PM PST · by Stayfree · 16 replies · 1,874+ views
    December 10, 2009 | Stayfree
    Liberal vs. Conservative vs. Southerner Scenario: You're walking down a deserted street with your wife and two small children. Suddenly, a dangerous looking man with a huge knife comes around the corner, locks eyes with you, screams obscenities, raises the knife, and charges. You are carrying a Glock 45 and you are an expert shot. You have mere seconds before he reaches you and your family. What do you do? Liberal Answer: Well, that's not enough information to answer the question! Does the man look poor or oppressed? Have I ever done anything to him that would inspire him to...
  • Apple Juice is, more often than not, from China

    10/12/2009 4:53:08 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 96 replies · 3,592+ views
    Care 2 ^ | January 19th, 2007 | Luanne Austin
    The top of the frozen apple juice can was stamped with the date, then the word "China." I could not believe it. China? I live in the Shenandoah Valley, at one time the biggest apple producer in the world, and my apple juice comes from China? Maybe it's just this store brand, I thought. But a visit to another grocery store confirmed it. They stocked a name brand, the top of it stamped with the date and the words "from China." I googled "China and apples." Stories and reports came up confirming my ... yes, fear. I hadn't been paying...
  • Winchester Awarded Department Of Homeland Security Ammunition Contract

    08/31/2009 6:52:11 PM PDT · by Greystoke · 65 replies · 4,668+ views
    ammoland.com ^ | Friday, August 21st, 2009 | ammoland.com
    East Alton, IL – -(AmmoLand.com)- Winchester® Ammunition was recently awarded a contract by the Immigration, Customs and Enforcement (ICE) division of the Department of Homeland Security to supply a maximum of 200 million, 40 cal. rounds over the next five years.
  • Winchester Model 42-410-3 Pump Action Shotgun (Vanity)

    08/16/2009 1:22:06 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 23 replies · 4,072+ views
    08/16/2009 | BuckeyeTexan
    My grandfather left all of his guns to me when he passed. Among them is a Winchester Model 42 .410 pump action shotgun with a 3 inch chamber. The serial number is 65738. It seems pretty rare. Anyone know much about it? Yes, I'm going to do some research on it, but I thought I'd start with fellow FReepers. Two people have offered me $1500 sight unseen for it, but I'm not looking to sell it, ever. It needs to be cleaned badly. Would it be stupid to take it to the gun range and shoot it? Is it more...
  • Outbound Mail: USPS Targets Thousands of Branches for Closure

    08/02/2009 10:50:20 AM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 127 replies · 4,083+ views
    costar.com ^ | July 29, 2009 | Mark Heschmeyer
    Bedroom communities across the country have been reading and hearing similar headlines in the last few weeks: Leawood post office will close in September -- Kansas City Star USPS moving operations out of Winchester -- WHSV in Winchester, VA Univ. of Oregon could lose post office branch -- KVAL in Eugene, OR Black Eagle residents upset over post office plans -- KXMB in Bismarck, ND USPS will shutter Freehold Borough facility -- Colts Neck News in Freehold, NJ The news of U.S. Postal Service (USPS) closures has been trickling out in local communities. But a closer examination behind the reports...
  • Small-town rally shows true meaning of tea parties

    04/16/2009 10:07:13 AM PDT · by lifeisacarnival · 2 replies · 380+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04-16-2009 | Byron York
    WINCHESTER, VA. – If you listened to the speeches at the Tax Day tea party held in the courthouse square of this northern Virginia town, population 25,733, you might not have caught the name of the man in the White House. Among many denunciations of high taxes and out-of-control government spending, there were just a couple of mentions of Barack Obama -- one when a local activist criticized the administration's cap-and-trade energy plan, and the other when a city businessman said he prays for the president.
  • Rush for Drilling Rights

    09/29/2008 5:54:25 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies · 438+ views
    redOrbit ^ | September 29, 2008 | Peter Heerwagen
    The rush to tie up drilling rights in Marcellus shale is ramping up just west of the Interstate 81 corridor, as companies compete to sign leases. The black sedimentary rock runs from western New York south into West Virginia. It has been promoted as one of the most promising natural gas sources in the United States. Piping the gas through the hills and mountains of Appalachia, however, will not be easy. New technologies that include horizontal drilling and pumping in water to fracture the rock, have been found to release more gas and make recoveries in shale more economical. Rising...
  • Preparing for the "Big What if": Buying a gun

    09/15/2008 10:58:51 AM PDT · by Kevmo · 331 replies · 6,165+ views
    WaPo & Free Republic ^ | Sept 15, 2008 | Joe Brower
    The Washington Post article is already being commented upon here in Free Republic. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/12/AR2008091202414 The purpose of this thread is to help Freepers and lurkers decide upon what the best mode of self defense would be in the case of the breakdown in social order such as happened with the Rodney King riots. Joe Brower owns one of the RKBA (Right to Keep and Bear Arms) ping lists. I tried to convince him to open this vanity because he and his friends are more knowledgeable about guns. He says, "there have already been threads on the subject you mention right...
  • Maire's Laig .44 - 40

    09/15/2008 3:45:02 AM PDT · by sig226 · 27 replies · 925+ views
    BACK IN THE HEYDAY OF THE TELEVISION WESTERN, the 1950s and 1960s, there were more horse operas than any other type of show on the air, and many, like Wanted Dead or Alive, managed to tell a credible story in only 30 minutes, and do it in black and white with just a few commercial interruptions. The first episode was actually a spin-off from the hit western "Trackdown" starring Robert Culp as Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman. That episode, titled "The Bounty Hunter," ( this episode has also been listed as "The Bounty Man" ) introduced Steve McQueen as Josh...
  • CT: Gun Sales Rise After Cheshire Home Invasion

    07/27/2007 9:30:36 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 93 replies · 5,631+ views
    WFSB-TV (Connecticut) ^ | 7/26/07 | n/a
    NEWINGTON, Conn. -- State gun sales have shot up in the days after the wife and two daughters of a prominent Connecticut physician were killed, according to a local gun shop owner. Scott Hoffman runs Hoffman's Gun Center on the Berlin Turnpike. In the past few days, following the triple homicide in Cheshire, Hoffman said that people have been rushing to his store to buy guns for themselves and their homes. "They're scared," he said. "They're scared for their own personal safety and their family's safety, their children's safety and they want a way to protect themselves." Hoffman said that...
  • CV-22: Virginia’s Blue Ridge Is Venue For Final Sign-Off Of Terrain Flight Capability.

    07/25/2007 5:01:42 PM PDT · by A.A. Cunningham · 2 replies · 575+ views
    Rotorhub.com ^ | July 2007 | David S. Harvey
    CV-22: Virginia’s Blue Ridge Is Venue For Final Sign-Off Of Terrain Flight Capability. Winchester, Va., Residents of this rural town - with the most northern airport in Virginia - woke to see a USAF CV-22 Osprey overhead, returning from a foray into the nearby Blue Ridge mountains before dawn. A joint USAF/Boeing team is here to conduct ‘live’ instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) flights of the aircraft’s terrain following/terrain avoidance (TF/TA) radar system prior to completing development ready for operational use. The crew tells rotorhub the emphasis in this series of flights is low-speed work: high speed flights - also in...
  • Winchester's Hired Gun (The Gun That Won the West Ain't Dead Yet)

    06/15/2006 12:19:59 PM PDT · by abb · 49 replies · 3,405+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 15, 2006 | TIMOTHY AEPPEL
    Ex-Broker Helps American Icon Search for a New Owner NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Few industrial names are as woven into U.S. history as Winchester. It was the rifle that won the West. Jesse James swore by his. So did Buffalo Bill Cody and Annie Oakley and Sitting Bull. It was also the rifle that won the Saturday matinee. Jimmy Stewart starred in a movie about one called "Winchester '73," and the lever-action rifle was so ubiquitous in John Wayne's horse operas that a statue of the burly, slow-talking actor stands in the lobby of the gun maker's shuttered factory here....
  • Henry rifle is currently the best-known Civil War-era rifle

    05/08/2006 4:21:39 PM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 37 replies · 1,866+ views
    Carthage Press (Missouri) ^ | 5/8/06 | Bob Sheldon
    Outdoors Corner By Bob Sheldon Guest Columnist Of the cartridge repeating rifles used in the American Civil War the best known today is the colorful Henry with its yellow receiver. Total production of Henry rifles was tiny compared to quantity Spencer rifles and carbines purchased by the US Army. Total production of Henry rifles was only about 12,000 with sales to the Federal Government only about 2,000 rifles. Some states purchased Henry Rifles for their militias and other rifles were purchased by individual soldiers or their families. If a soldier had a Henry rifle the Army would issue him cartridges...
  • Winchester Rifle May Have Fired Last Shot

    04/13/2006 12:32:39 AM PDT · by crushelits · 30 replies · 2,095+ views
    cnn.netscape.cnn ^ | April 13, 2006 | Netscape/cnn
    Celebrated Winchester rifle may have fired last shot WASHINGTON (AFP) - The famous Winchester rifle glorified in American Westerns may have fired its last shot as a plant where it had been manufactured since 1866 closed its doors last week. One hundred eighty-six employees of the US Repeating Arms Company plant located in New Haven, Connecticut, were thanked for their work Friday, two days after the facility stopped all manufacturing activity, said Catherine Sullivan-DeCarlo, a spokeswoman for the city government. She told AFP that the mayor's office has been searching for an investor, who would take over the plant, but...
  • Celebrated Winchester rifle may have fired last shot

    04/03/2006 5:48:17 AM PDT · by Vaquero · 33 replies · 1,442+ views
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | 04-02-06
    Celebrated Winchester rifle may have fired last shot Sun Apr 2, 4:20 PM ET WASHINGTON (AFP) - The famous Winchester rifle glorified in American Westerns may have fired its last shot as a plant where it had been manufactured since 1866 closed its doors last week. One hundred eighty-six employees of the US Repeating Arms Company plant located in New Haven, Connecticut, were thanked for their work Friday, two days after the facility stopped all manufacturing activity, said Catherine Sullivan-DeCarlo, a spokeswoman for the city government. She told AFP that the mayor's office has been searching for an investor, who...
  • Gunmaker sends workers home 2 days ahead of time

    03/31/2006 12:56:34 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 15 replies · 815+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | March 31, 2006 | Associated Press
    NEW HAVEN -- Most of the remaining workers at the Winchester firearms factory were sent home Wednesday, two days before the plant's scheduled closing. A company spokesman said about 130 employees of U.S. Repeating Arms Co. were dismissed after the company ran out of work. They will be paid through Friday, when the plant originally was expected to close. A handful of maintenance, security and salaried employees will remain to shut down the factory, where the rifle called "The Gun That Won The West" was manufactured for 150 years. State officials met with New Haven officials Wednesday to continue discussions...
  • Iconic rifle fights for survival (Winchester Rifle)

    03/28/2006 8:50:27 PM PST · by traumer · 5 replies · 640+ views
    Production of the gun that won the West is to close at the end of this week unless last-minute talks to save the company that makes it succeed. The Winchester Rifle has been made for the past 150 years. But now the company's owners want to move production abroad and update the Winchester's image. From silver-screen stars John Wayne to James Stewart, the rifle has been unsheathed to take on everyone from Apache Indians to cattle rustlers. Immortalised in movies like True Grit, Winchester 73 and most famously, the Gun that Won the West, its slender line soon elevated it...
  • Struggle to save jobs at Winchester continues

    03/25/2006 1:16:06 PM PST · by Jack Black · 9 replies · 529+ views
    People's Weekly World Newspaper ^ | March 25, 2006 | Joelle Fishman
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The struggle to save unionized manufacturing jobs and continue the 140-year production of Winchester sporting arms in New Haven has attracted national and international attention as the Belgian Herstal Group prepares to close its US Repeating Arms Company (USRAC) factory doors on March 31. Workers and community activists began organizing when the January announcement was made, bringing public attention to the devastating impact the closing will have on the 180 workers, the African American community where the plant is located, and the entire city. The company has enjoyed $17 million in tax abatements which are tied...
  • Gun maker will take look at Winchester factory

    03/22/2006 10:55:40 AM PST · by neverdem · 81 replies · 3,736+ views
    New Haven Register ^ | 03/22/2006 | Andy Bromage and Damian J. Troise
    NEW HAVEN — Smith & Wesson, the nation’s oldest and once its largest handgun maker, was named by city officials Tuesday as one of three manufacturers eyeing a takeover of the soon-to-close Winchester firearms factory. Mayor John DeStefano Jr. confirmed Tuesday that Smith & Wesson executives will be in town this weekend to tour the U.S. Repeating Arms Co. factory at 344 Winchester Ave., where "The Gun That Won The West" has been manufactured for 150 years. "There is a serious interest in the plant by a credible manufacturer," DeStefano said Tuesday. "Where it’s going to lead, I am not...
  • Finally, light at the end of the tunnel for...7.62 NATO chambered Mil-Surp rifles

    03/17/2006 2:19:20 PM PST · by holymoly · 4 replies · 937+ views
    Surplusrifle.com ^ | Does it matter? | Mark Trope
    Finally, light at the end of the tunnel for the non-reloading shooter of 7.62 NATO chambered Mil-Surp rifles< Federal 308 Winchester Low Recoil Power Shock round on leftSouth African 7.62 NATO Mil-Surp on right The following paragraph is a quote from a previous article published at Surplusrifle: “Here at Surplusrifle.com, we recommend in the strongest possible terms that you do not fire .308 Winchester ammunition in any Mil-Surp rifle chambered for the 7.62 NATO round.”    It recently came to the attention of Surplusrifle.com that there may be ONE exception to the above statement.  Federal Cartridge Corporation has introduced a “low...
  • No buyer for Winchester; factory to close this month

    03/17/2006 12:32:56 PM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 51 replies · 1,481+ views
    AP/Newsday ^ | 3/16/06 | MATT APUZZO
    No buyer for Winchester; factory to close this month Associated Press March 16, 2006, 2:08 PM EST NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Despite a two-month search for a buyer to take over the historic Winchester rifle factory, the plant will close at the end of the month, Mayor John DeStefano said Thursday. City and union leaders scrambled to find a buyer in January after the Herstal Group, a Belgian manufacturer, said it would close the U.S. Repeating Arms plant, the storied Connecticut assembly line that produced the "The Gun that Won the West." "It's going to go dark," DeStefano said Thursday....
  • Plant closing ends run for traditional Winchester rifles

    02/19/2006 5:23:09 PM PST · by Lorianne · 97 replies · 3,338+ views
    Traditional Winchester rifles, including the famous Model 94, will no longer be produced when the plant in New Haven, Conn., closes March 31. Modern, high-end rifles bearing the Winchester name will be produced in Belgium, Japan and Portugal, according to Robert Sauvage, a spokesman for the Herstal Group, the Belgium company that owns U.S. Repeating Arms and the rights to the Winchester name. The Model 1894 appeared on the American scene in August 1895 and changed the world of shooting almost overnight. It was chambered for the .30-30 and .25-35 cartridges. You could get the lever action in a rifle...
  • Shooting Star Fallen

    02/18/2006 7:54:34 AM PST · by Plainsman · 7 replies · 776+ views
    HoweStreet.com ^ | Jim Amrhein
    OF COURSE, I believe in capitalism, and the primacy and fundamental rightness of the unfettered free market. But she's a cruel mistress at times, especially when among the carcasses of her spent and discarded lovers lay something not only close to my own heart, but close to the very essence of the American brand. Long before Henry Ford's Model T chugged to life, this brand was synonymous with a mass-manufactured, accessible-to-everyone product that embodied both an American way of life that would persevere for 100 years and the American industrial might that would shine until the dawn of the 21st...
  • Winchester on NPR

    01/23/2006 12:48:54 PM PST · by Gefreiter · 22 replies · 1,266+ views
    NPR | 23JAN06 | Me
    On NPR's "All Things Considered" today (1600 EST) will be a story on the closing of Winchester. I know the feeling toward NPR hereabouts, but maybe we'll learn something. G
  • US Repeating Arms to Close New Haven plant

    01/21/2006 11:31:15 PM PST · by Venator · 1 replies · 1,218+ views
    Never Yet Melted ^ | 1/21/06 | JDZ
    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 America’s hunting traditions. What was once a Nation of Riflemen is today a nation of metrosexuals and Dilberts.
  • Out With A Bang

    01/21/2006 9:24:23 AM PST · by neverdem · 72 replies · 7,834+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | January 20, 2006 | Stephen Hunter
    A famous ad that most boy baby boomers will recall from Boys' Life, the old scouting magazine of the '50s, showed a happy lad, carrot-topped and freckly like any number of Peck's Bad Boys, his teeth haphazardly arrayed within his wide, gleeful mouth under eyes wide as pie platters as he exclaimed on Christmas morn, "Gee, Dad . . . A Winchester!" All gone, all gone, all gone. The gun as family totem, the implied trust between generations, the implicit idea that marksmanship followed by hunting were a way of life to be pursued through the decades, the sense of...
  • A Hard Kick From John Wayne's Gun

    01/21/2006 3:25:46 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 51 replies · 15,291+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 21, 2006 | STACEY STOWE
    Douglas Healey for The New York TimesUnless a rescue plan is worked out or a new buyer comes forward, the gun-manufacturing plant in New Haven, with about 200 employees, will close on March 31. Come spring, the Winchester rifle, immortalized as the gun that won the West and rode into the sunset with John Wayne, will be made in Portugal and Japan. The U.S. Repeating Arms Company, which has manufactured rifles and shotguns in New Haven since 1866, is set to shut its doors on March 31. About 200 people will lose their jobs, many having worked for decades...
  • 'Gun that Won the West' fades into sunset

    01/19/2006 3:12:20 AM PST · by SLB · 44 replies · 4,266+ views
    Casper Star Tribune ^ | January 19, 2006 | MATT APUZZO
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- The traditional Winchester rifles carried by pioneers, movie stars and Wild West lawmen will be discontinued in March, a Belgian manufacturer said Wednesday, confirming the end of an American icon that became known as "The Gun that Won the West." Once the U.S. Repeating Arms plant closes March 31, the only new rifles carrying the famous Winchester name will be the modern, high-end models produced in Belgium, Japan and Portugal. The older models, including the famous Winchester Model 94, will be scrapped. "The name will continue, but not with those traditional products," said Robert Sauvage, a...
  • U.S. Repeating Arms Announces Plans To Close Winchester Plant

    01/18/2006 9:18:54 AM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 76 replies · 4,089+ views
    U.S. Repeating Arms Announces Plans To Close Winchester Plant 3:23 PM EST, January 17, 2006 Associated Press NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- U.S. Repeating Arms said Tuesday it will close its Winchester firearm factory, threatening the future of a rifle that pioneers toted into the Wild West and John Wayne hoisted onto the big screen. "It's part of who we are as a nation just like it's part of who we are as a city. It's the gun that won the West," Mayor John DeStefano said. "What are we going to have, Winchester rifles manufactured in China? Is this what we're...
  • Winchester Rifle Plant Prepares to Close

    01/18/2006 2:58:48 AM PST · by aomagrat · 78 replies · 3,710+ views
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 17 Jan 2006 | Matt Apuzzo
    Winchester Rifle Plant Prepares to Close Tuesday January 17, 4:37 pm ET By Matt Apuzzo, Associated Press Writer U.S. Repeating Arms to Close Its Winchester Firearm Factory in Connecticut NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- U.S. Repeating Arms Co. Inc. said Tuesday it will close its Winchester firearm factory, threatening the future of a rifle that was once called "The Gun that Won the West." "It's part of who we are as a nation just like it's part of who we are as a city," Mayor John DeStefano said. The announcement touched off a lobbying effort by city officials and union...
  • Winchester Area Strong Behind Jerry Kilgore

    03/25/2005 6:44:10 AM PST · by Coventry · 19 replies · 483+ views
    The Winchester Star ^ | 3.25.2005 | Michael N. Graff
    Kilgore: Potts’s Candidacy Won’t Distract GOP Voters Local Support Is Clear During Stop at Airport By Michael N. Graff The Winchester Star -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Former attorney general Jerry W. Kilgore stood in Winchester Regional Airport’s lobby on Thursday afternoon — essentially on state Sen. H. Russell Potts Jr.’s front porch — and listened as Winchester-area Republicans whooped and hollered in support of his gubernatorial candidacy. There was a time many in the crowd would have done the same for Potts. But after Potts strayed from the party ranks last month and announced that he would oppose Kilgore as an independent candidate...
  • Linda Tripp Visits City For Nuptials

    01/08/2005 4:11:47 AM PST · by Quilla · 150 replies · 2,590+ views
    Winchester Star ^ | January 8, 2004 | F.C. Lowe
    Winchester continues its reputation as a wedding mecca in Virginia. Linda Tripp, who caught the nation's attention during the Monica Lewinsky episode of President Clinton’s second term, came to the Winchester Circuit Clerk’s office to obtain a marriage license Dec. 30. “I asked her if she was THE Linda Tripp and she said yes,” reported Will Gardner, deputy clerk of the court. “I was curious about how many people could have that name,” Gardner said. He didn’t recognize her physically but did remember the name when he was typing up the license. Gardner said she seemed a little anxious once...
  • Confederate Flag Controversy Returns (PC from abroad Barf Alert!)

    12/08/2004 8:15:20 PM PST · by CurlyBill · 62 replies · 1,072+ views
    NBC25 ^ | 7 Dec 04 | Dave Skutnik
    Confederate Flag Controversy Returns WINCHESTER, VA- A British politician is calling a symbol in the NBC25 viewing area racist. He`s a councilman in Winchester, England and he`s taking issue with the symbol of Winchester, Virginia. The councilman has an issue specifically with the Confederate Flag in the corner. But Winchester, Virginia residents like Jenae Finley don`t seem too worried. "Every couple of years a controversy comes up over the Confederate flag, and it will be a big ruckus about it, until another reason comes up and it will die out again, but nothing ever has been done about it," explained...