Winchester Celebrates 150th Anniversary Milestone at 2016 NRA Meetings

Winchester Repeating Arms
Winchester Repeating Arms

EAST ALTON, Ill. – Winchester, one of the most legendary brands in the world, continues its 150th anniversary celebration at the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Louisville, Ky., May 20-22 2016.

Winchester will be center stage throughout the three-day event hosted at the Kentucky Exposition Center, with the following schedule of events and activities:

  • Featured historic firearms and events at the Winchester Ammunition Booth (4515)
    • View some of the most famed Winchester firearms
      • The Great Basin, Lost & Forgotten Model 1873
      • Ernest Hemingway Model 21
      • Henry Ford Model 87
      • Zane Grey Model 95
    • Meet members of the USA Shooting Shotgun Team, Melissa Bachman, host of Winchester Deadly Passion TV and Rob Pincus, expert in firearms training and personal defense
  • Featured historic firearms from the Cody Firearms Museum at the Winchester Repeating Arms Booth (4415)
      • The first ever Winchester branded rifle, Model 1866
      • Buffalo Bill’s Model 1873 Smoothbore that he used in his Wild West Show
      • President Eisenhower’s Custom Model 1894
      • President Kennedy’s Custom Model 70
      • Former Winchester Canada President R.F. Bucher’s Custom Model 101

The 150th anniversary firearms from Winchester Repeating Arms that will be on display include the Model 1866 “Yellow Boy”, the Model 1873, the Model 94®, the Model 70® and the Model 101®.  These Commemorative firearms are being produced in limited quantities and NRA members interested in them should be sure to drop by the Winchester Repeating Arms booth.

  • Bid on Custom-Built, Winchester 150th Commemorative Firearm/Bullet Boards (May 19-20)
    • Thursday, May 19—A Winchester Model 12, 20 gauge will be showcased at the National NRA Foundation Banquet as part of the live auction
    • Friday, May 20—A Winchester Model 1873 will be showcased at the NRA-ILA Dinner & Auction as part of the live auction


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