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  • Islam is RIGHT About Women’ flyers spark concern in Winchester

    09/22/2019 12:43:37 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 59 replies
    WINCHESTER, MASS. (WHDH) - Residents in Winchester are debating free speech versus hate speech after flyers reading “Islam is RIGHT About Women” were found plastered around town. Anita Davison told 7NEWS that she was walking her child to school on Wednesday when saw the concerning flyers struck to street signs near the town’s center. Davison says she was alarmed by the sight of the flyers and immediately ripped them down. “Political climate at the moment, and all the things happening around the world, it just puts a little fear in you,” she said. After Davison brought two flyers to the...
  • "Islam Is Right About Women" Posters Cause Outrage

    09/21/2019 2:18:59 PM PDT · by OddLane · 29 replies
    Revenge of the CIS ^ | September 20, 2019 | Youtube
    4Chan succeeds in liquefying the minds of NPCs.
  • 'Islam is RIGHT About Women' Signs 'Spark Confusion' in Liberal Massachusetts Town

    09/21/2019 6:13:26 AM PDT · by eyeamok · 24 replies
    informationliberation.com ^ | Sep. 20, 2019 | Chris Menahan
    If you say Islam Is RIGHT About Women then you are guilty of hate speech. On the other hand, if you say Islam Is WRONG About Women then you are guilty of hate speech. Go figure.
  • Islam is right about women': Odd signs spark confusion in local town

    WINCHESTER, Mass. - A slew of controversial signs posted across one local town has been drawing more confusion than outrage. In Winchester, signs that read "Islam was RIGHT about women" has residents scratching their heads to figure out exactly what the poster meant by those words. Winchester Police and upset residents spent a good part of their Wednesday afternoon removing signs from several poles across the town.
  • Deer Rifles - Are these the best passed down by your Grandfather?

    02/26/2019 5:23:13 AM PST · by w1n1 · 41 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/26/2019 | R Winstain
    Your grandfather or maybe great granddaddy’s generation was introduced to some of the best deer hunting rifles ever made. These classic deer rifles have a blend of form and functionality. The power and reliability of rifles like the Winchester Model 70 or the German-made Mauser M98 are hard to beat even by today's standards. If you ever had a chance to handle one through the woods and taken down your game, you’ll understand what we mean. (more to it than reading about it) These rifles are quite simply the best hunting guns ever put out on the market. And if...
  • History of Guns

    01/24/2019 5:01:31 AM PST · by w1n1 · 21 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/24/2019 | D Pere
    Which gun laid down the Design Groundwork for the 1911 or Smith&Wesson? Winchester Model 70's and Remington 870's were famous in the early century, here are five models that paved the way for more famous descendants to gain dominance. The Winchester Model 54. Introduced in 1925 and wasn't produced until 1936, the Winchester 54 was itself a derivation of the limited-production Winchester Model 51 "Imperial." The Winchester 54 combined elements of the famous 98 Mauser and 1903 Springfield designs. These features were well-received, and the Model 54 became Winchester’s first commercially viable bolt-action rifle design, with just over 50,000 being...
  • 1876 Winchester

    11/27/2018 5:02:20 AM PST · by w1n1 · 2 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/27/2018 | M Nesbitt
    Testing the new .50-95 1876 Winchester manufactured by Uberti. One big difference between the old and new .50-95-caliber rifles is that the original Winchesters from 1879 had a rate of twist in their barrels of one turn in 60 inches. That was for the very short 300- or 312-grain .50-caliber bullets. Today's copies of those guns, namely the Uberti version of the old Winchester Model 1876, have barrels with one turn in 48 inches. That simply means the new .50-95s will perform with slightly heavier bullets. When it was introduced, the .50-95 Winchester was the largest member in the line-up...
  • Frederick [County, Virginia] concerned it may not get I-81 fixes it needs

    11/21/2018 10:44:35 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Winchester Star ^ | October 23, 2018 | Josh Janney
    WINCHESTER — The Frederick County Transportation Committee on Monday expressed concerns that the county may not get the Interstate 81 improvements it needs to reduce traffic congestion and accidents. The Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment, the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Department of Rail and Public Transportation are studying the entire length of the I-81 corridor in the Virginia, as directed by the General Assembly, to identify changes that will reduce traffic backups and crashes as well as find the funding to make those changes. The I-81 study team identified 105 projects — valued at $4.25 billion —...
  • Repeating Rifles

    11/15/2018 5:58:21 AM PST · by w1n1 · 55 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/15/2018 | L Whitman
    Is it good for Hunting? Do you hunt with action lever rifles? (repeaters) There was a period when lever action rifles were completely out of the picture for hunting. Thanks to companies like Marlin, Henry and Winchester as they still make these fine repeating rifles. Its amazing to see in this heavy marketed AR-platform and bolt action world that the repeating firearms are making a comeback. Veteran hunters may be the ones influencing the newer generation of hunters. Maybe, the newbies are out there looking to be like John Wayne. Good thing this isn’t a faddish thing because hunting deer...
  • 132-year-old rifle found leaning against tree in Nevada 'where it was left'

    01/16/2015 12:31:29 PM PST · by Phillyred · 57 replies
    It was a moment frozen in time – an 1873 Winchester repeating rifle propped up against the trunk of a juniper tree exactly where its owner had left it over a hundred years ago. Eva Jensen, an archaeologist out scouring the hillsides of Nevada’s arid Snake Mountains for Native American artefacts, let out an involuntary cry of surprise when she stumbled across the find, and then fell into silence. “I recognised it instantly, but it takes your brain a little while to catch up,” she told The Telegraph. “The reality of it, I let out an exclamation and the...
  • Winchester 8 Gauge Industrial Shotguns

    06/22/2018 6:46:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 41 replies
    The Firearms Blog ^ | 22 June, 2018 | Hrachya H
    Industrial shotguns have been in use for a very long time, however, this is a category of firearms that is mostly unknown to firearm enthusiasts. I decided to write this short article to tell about the industrial shotguns and their use on the example of currently produced 8 gauge Winchester industrial shotguns.Winchester “Ringblaster” Industrial Tool When you think about industrial guns you probably imagine a nail gun or something like that. That is arguably the most known alternative use of firearms. However, there are big bore industrial shotguns that are designed to be used in industries such as steel...
  • Lot 2006: Rare Documented, Winchester 1873 "One of One Thousand" 1st Model

    11/26/2017 12:22:30 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 25 replies
    December 2017 Premiere Firearms Auction - Day 2 ^ | December 2, 2017 | By Rock Island Auction
    Estimate: $375,000 - $550,000 Description: Extremely Rare Documented, Winchester First Model 1873 "One of One Thousand" Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter This is an exceptional example of a Winchester One of One Thousand Model 1873 Rifle with extensive documentation. Winchester manufactured 136 One of One Thousand Model 1873 rifles between 1875 and 1879. A letter of evaluation of this rifle by Winchester expert R.L. Wilson states that only about 30 of these rifles had been located by collectors and historians. In 1950 as part of the promotion for the movie "WINCHESTER 73", the Winchester Repeating Arms Company attempted...
  • The Original Famous Firearms

    08/11/2017 7:58:47 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/11/2017 | D Perez
    Winchester Model 70s and Remington 870s were famous in the early century, here are five models that paved the way for more famous descendants to gain dominances.We're going to start this list with an all time favorites: The Winchester Model 54. Introduced in 1925 and wasn’t produced until 1936, the Winchester 54 was itself a derivation of the limited-production Winchester Model 51 “Imperial.” The Winchester 54 combined elements of the famous 98 Mauser and 1903 Springfield designs. These features were well-received, and the Model 54 became Winchester’s first commercially viable bolt-action rifle design, with just over 50,000 being built before...
  • School: AP and Honors classes will be decided by skin color, not intelligence

    08/08/2017 4:13:01 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 83 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8 Aug 2017 | Todd Starnes
    A Virginia high sent a disturbing letter to parents and students announcing they would be selecting students for Advanced Placement and honors classes at least partly based on skin color, a concerned parent told Fox News. Martin Luther King, Jr. must be turning over in his grave. A parent forwarded me a copy of the letter sent from John Handley High School in Winchester. “Through our collective work, advanced classes such as AP and Honors will have proportional representation,” read the letter. “Proportional representation is 40% White, 35% Hispanic, 12% African American, 10% mixed race.” The letter went on to...
  • One Shot Solution

    02/15/2017 5:26:36 AM PST · by w1n1 · 3 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/15/2017 | Phil Massaro
    The Norma Oryx is designed to provide a perfect blend of expansion and penetration, and is available in calibers both popular and rare. Three does jogged across the little valley below me, pausing only to look over their shoulders. It wasn't long – a matter of seconds – before I heard the telltale grunting. He wasn't the biggest buck I'd ever seen, but he had eight points and a big body, and at that stage of the season he was a shooter. Head down, searching side to side, neck swollen, he cruised along giving the does' scent the utmost attention....
  • Winchester Proto-M14 Rifle

    02/07/2017 11:26:27 AM PST · by w1n1 · 54 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/7/2017 | J Hines
    In the aftermath of World War II, the United States spent 12 years looking for a successor to the M1 Garand rifle. The new standard infantry arm was expected to be select-fire, lightweight, accurate, controllable, and fire a heavy .30-caliber projectile. It would replace not just the M1, but also the BAR and perhaps the M1 Carbine as well – a true universal weapon. Of course, these requirements were complete fantasy, unachievable in the real world – but that did not prevent Remington, Springfield Arsenal, and Winchester from trying to meet them. Winchester produced a proto M14 with select fire...
  • Rare 1 of 1,000 Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle being sold at auction

    09/09/2016 2:23:07 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 50 replies
    Rock Island Auction Company ^ | September 8, 2016 | Auction Zip
    Description: Well-Documented, Historic Incredibly Rare, and Desirable Ira Flanders Factory Inscribed 1 of 1,000 Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter, and Winchester Advertisement History Relating to Owner There were actually only 133 Model 1873 1 of 1,000 rifles manufactured by Winchester, and according to "Winchester's New Model of 1873: A Tribute Vol. 2" by James Gordon only 63 were uncovered for their survey. This particularly rifle is noted on page 460 in their list of personal inscriptions by serial number and notes "I Flanders:" and "One of a Thousand." The personalized inscription is pictured on page...
  • Historic 1886 Winchester rifle draws world record-breaking $1.2 million at auction

    05/14/2016 2:17:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 100 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 14, 2016 | Jennifer Harper
    It has a fine walnut stock, a blue finish and a very simple inscription that reads “Albee to Lawton.” But this 19th-century rifle has become the most expensive single firearm ever sold at auction according to the Rock Island Auction Company, which recently sent the historic piece to a new destiny with an undisclosed buyer. The price: $1,265,000. “Other guns have sold higher as a pair, but no other single firearm surpasses this new world record. It was an honor to be entrusted with an American treasure,” said Kevin Hogan, president of the Illinois-based company. The rifle itself was a...
  • Experts are still baffled by 132-year-old rifle found leaning against a tree in the Nevada

    07/20/2015 11:15:44 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 76 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/20/15 | Dailymail.com Reporter
    A 132-year-old rifle discovered on a remote rocky outcrop in the heart of the Grand Basin National Park in Nevada is still a mystery as researchers try to find more answers. The Winchester rifle, which was found unloaded in November, has been shipped to the Cody Firearms Museum in Wyoming where it is temporarily on display among 7,000 other guns. Museum workers said there are no records showing who owned the rifle and that its lifter was removed making it able to only fire a single shot at once, according to Fox News.
  • Mystery deepens: Who left 130-year-old rifle in NV desert?

    07/20/2015 11:02:11 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 81 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/18/15 | Matt Finn
    A 130-year-old rifle found in the Nevada desert last year is fully loaded with mystery—and some of the questions surrounding it might never be answered. The Winchester 1873 rifle was discovered in the Great Basin National Park leaning against a juniper tree in November. But the strange discovery has triggered more questions than answers.