Special Sub-Topic: Winchester Rifles
|The Model 1885 Winchester was invented and originally produced by:|
The Browning Brothers. This rifle was originally designated the 1878 and manufactured by the Browning Brothers in Ogden, Utah. Fewer than 600 were manufactured by them and their patent was sold to Winchester.
|The first slide action produced by Winchester was the Model 1906.|
F. The 1890 was an excellent inexpensive firearm and became the universal
firearm used in shooting galleries.
|The 1873 lever action was available in 22 rimfire.|
True. The 1873 was the first .22 caliber repeater. There were about 19,500 rifles produced in this caliber between 1884 and 1904.
|The Model 54 was the predecessor to which rifle?|
Model 70. The Model 70 has become one of the most popular rifles ever made, and was nicknamed the "Rifleman's Rifle". The Model 54 was manufactured between 1925 and 1936.
|The Model 1895 Lever Action in 405 Winchester caliber was a favorite of which U.S. president?|
Theodore Roosevelt. Teddy carried two of these rifles on his African safaris.
|How many One of One Thousand Model 1876 rifles were manufactured?|
54. The One of One Thousand originally cost $100.00 and is worth a minimum of $50,000.00 dollars today.
|The cartridge designation 32-20 denotes a 32 caliber bullet over a 20 grain black powder charge.|
True. 45-70 is a 45 caliber bullet over a 70 grain black powder charge.
|The first caliber offered in the Model 1876 was:|
45-75WCF. All of these cartridges were later offered, but the 45-75 was first.
|In the cartridge designation 50-100-450 the last number (450) denotes:|
Bullet weight in grains. There are 7000 grains in a avoirdupois pound.
|Winchesters have been manufactured in New Haven, CT since 1866|
True. Some Winchesters are also manufactured by Miroku of Japan since 1992.
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