This year, Winchester celebrates its 150th anniversary. The brand that became synonymous with the Wild West has been making its mark on the collective imagination of shooters for a century and a half. “Effectiveness” and “innovation” are the eternal guiding principles that drive the men behind Winchester guns. Now collectors have three outstanding guns to add to their displays as Winchester celebrated the 150th anniversary of the American Legend the way it deserves.
MODEL 1870 SUPER GRADE 150TH
A LIMITED, UPDATED 270Win Model 70 has been out to celebrate Winchester’s first 150 years. The grade 5/6 American walnut offers a resplendent aura to this high-precision rifle that is rendered further sublime by English engravings and gilded ornamentations.
• 270Win Calibre
• 5+1 Magazine
• 3.7 kilos
• Available from June 2016 for €2,125 or £1,534
MODEL 1866 150TH
The Model 1866 makes a comeback, complete with the “Yellow Boy” brass receiver and a magnificent, specially designed 150th anniversary engraving. It also features a brass butt plate and has a capacity of 13+1 rounds. The barrel is 61cm/14in and octagonal to accommodate the famous 44-40 Winchester calibre, and weighs in at no more than 3.4kg.
All pre-sale orders have already been filled for this Model 1866 rifle with its lovingly crafted attractive design.
WINCHESTER 101 150TH
Winchester couldn’t celebrate its 150th anniversary without inviting clay pigeon shooters and small-game hunters, so we are bringing out a fully new version of the Winchester 101 in magnum 12 guage with 71cm/28in over-and-under barrels and grade 4/5 lustered American walnut. The Winchester 101 150th will be available from September. Recommended retail price: €2,235 or £1,527.
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