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19 January 2006

Reuters

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut — The Connecticut factory that produced the Winchester rifle, celebrated in cowboy movies as the gun frontiersmen used to settle the American West, is shutting down after 140 years in New Haven. Belgian-based Herstal Group told its 186 workers this week it plans to shutter the U.S. Repeating Arms plant, formerly known as Winchester Rifle Company, on March 31 due to slow sales. That would end production of the Model 70 bolt-action rifle and the... (GunPolicy.org)

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