Monday, January 23, 2006

There Goes Another American Icon.

THE gun of cowboy movies, the Winchester Rifle may soon be history. (At least the American made version of it might.) The Winchester Rifle plant at New Haven Connecticut will soon close unless someone buys it. It is due to slow sales. Again the villian is cheaper imports. (And the left accuses America of flooding the market with guns.)

While a lot fewer jobs are being lost than in the case of an automaker, it is still a crying shame. That gun is as much an American icon as the Chevrolet. I really hope someone buys it.

Is this an unexpected victory for the gun control nuts who want to get rid of guns by any means possible?

The story is also in USA Today.


Blogger Tim said...

Well, I always thought the Marlin 30-30 was a better rifle. Truth is, Winchester has been sub-par for years. Thier 12 Ga. pump is worse than a Mossberg, which can't hold a candle to a Remington 870. So yes, it's a shame that the "name" will disappear, but the quality behind the name has been gone for quite a while.

5:41 PM  
Blogger Crazy Politico said...

I first shot an old winchester (1920's vintage) about 25 years ago, and it was awesome. Haven't shot any newer ones, so I can't comment on the quality.

It will be a shame if the name goes away.

10:27 PM  
Blogger shoprat said...

I am not much of a gun person, though I do support the right of law abiding citizens to arm themselves. I really don't know about quality but I do know a name that is a part of America.

1:48 PM  
Blogger ABFreedom said...

Can't comment on the new ones either, i still have an old one locked away, never really used it much... Up here, it's the gun control nuts causing the problem. Now, hopefully, that will change ...

10:06 PM  

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