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19 January 2006

Globe & Mail (Toronto)

WASHINGTON — It's probably the only rifle to ever star in its own movie. After more than 1½ centuries, the U.S. Repeating Arms Co., manufacturer of the Winchester rifle is closing its money-losing factory in New Haven, Conn., where "the gun that won the West" has been made since 1866. "It's a crying shame," said David Bichrest, executive secretary of the Winchester Arms Collectors Association. "It's the end of an era." "Winchester is to firearms what GM is to... (

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