From lever-action rifles to historic pump-action shotguns, few names in firearms manufacturing are as well known as Winchester. Herbert G. Houze takes readers behind the iconic name and into the bowels of the company with this comprehensive history on digital download. The former curator of the Winchester Arms Museum has written a compelling account of the Winchester Repeating Arms Company from the founding of its predecessor Ã¢â‚¬â€œ the New Haven Arms Company in 1856 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ to its sale to the Olin Corporation in 1981.
Houze digs into corporate records and other company sources that have recently come to light to build perhaps the most complete history of Winchester to date. The common wisdom of Winchester’s evolution and its operations Ã¢â‚¬â€œ such as a smooth transition from New Haven Arms Company to the Winchester Repeating Arms Company or the factors behind its financial collapse in 1930 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ are dispelled in this digital download. The development of Winchester’s firearms and the men who designed them are also a part of this authoritative reference. The company’s ups and downs, successes and failures are all cataloged in a digital download that makes a marvelous addition to a collection of anyone who fancies themselves an expert on Winchester or American firearms.