Winchester Celebrates Oliver Winchester’s 200th Birthday

Winchester To Celebrate Oliver Winchester’s 200th Birthday

Winchester Oliver Winchester Ammunition Box
Winchester Oliver Winchester Ammunition Box
Winchester Ammunition
Winchester Ammunition

East Alton, IL – -( In 2010, Winchester® Ammunition will pay tribute to Oliver Winchester’s 200th birthday by introducing the new Oliver F. Winchester commemorative line in 22 Long Rifle, 45 Colt and .30-30 Win. A limited edition Model 1894 centerfire rifle will be introduced in 2010 in honor of the Winchester name as well.

The Oliver F. Winchester limited edition cartridges feature a nickel-plated shell casing bearing a special “OFW” head-stamp. All of the offerings come in collectable vintage packaging and a biography of the man that helped “Win the West.”

Winchester To Celebrate Oliver Winchester’s 200th Birthday
Winchester To Celebrate Oliver Winchester’s 200th Birthday

The 22 LR is a 40 gr. plated lead round nose, the 45 Colt cartridge is a 250 gr. lead round nose and the .30-30 Win is a 150 gr. power point.

“We should all appreciate the path that Oliver Winchester created for not only our company but the shooting sports industry,” said Dick Hammett, president of Winchester Ammunition. “Oliver Winchester was a pioneer and he left a legacy that we are proud to uphold. Without a doubt he’s one of the most famous names in the shooting sports industry and it’s only fitting that we pay tribute to his success during the year of his 200th birthday.”

The Oliver Winchester commemorative line features:

  • 22 Long Rifle, 40 gr., plated lead round nose X22LROFW: 20 rds/box—200 rounds/case
  • 45 Colt, 250 gr., Lead Round Nose  X45CBOFW: 50 rounds/box—500 rounds/case
  • 30-30 Win, 150 gr., Power Point X30306OFW: 20 rounds/box—200 rounds/case

Oliver Winchester was born November 30, 1810, in Boston, Mass. He began his career as a clothing manufacturer and a politician in New York and Connecticut. In 1850, he purchased the Volcanic Repeating Arms Company and later relocated the company to New Haven, Conn.

In 1866, Winchester changed the name of his company to Winchester Repeating Arms and the first Winchester rifle, the Model 1866, was designed.

The Winchester brand is still one of the most popular and dependable brands in the industry.

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