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Winchester Repeating Arms
Olin Corporation
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(Ammunition) Herstal Group
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(Firearms)Websitewww.winchesterguns.com www.winchester.comThe Winchester Repeating Arms Company
Winchester Repeating Arms Company
was a prominent American maker of repeating firearms, located in New Haven, Connecticut
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Parent Company
A parent company is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operation by doing and influencing or electing its board of directors
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Repeating Rifle
A repeating rifle, or repeater for short, is a single-barrel rifle capable of repeated discharges following a single ammunition reload, typically by having multiple cartridges stored in a magazine (within or attached to the gun) and then fed into the chamber by the bolt via either a manual or automatic mechanism, while the act of chambering the rifle typically also recocks the action for the following shot. In common usage, the term "repeating rifle" most often refers specifically to manually-operated weapons, as opposed to self-loading rifles, which use the recoil and blowback of the previous shot to cycle the action and load the next round, even though all self-loading firearms are technically a subcategory of repeating firearms. Repeating rifles were a significant advance over the preceding single-shot breechloading rifles when used for military combat, as they allowed a much greater rate of fire
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Rocket Ball
The Rocket Ball
Rocket Ball
was one of the earliest forms of metallic cartridge for firearms, containing bullet and powder in a single, metal-cased unit.[1] Construction[edit] The Rocket Ball, patented in 1848 by Walter Hunt, consisted of a lead bullet with a deep hollow in the rear, running a majority of the length of the cartridge. The hollow, like that of the Minie ball, served to seal the bullet into the bore, but Rocket Ball
Rocket Ball
put the cavity to further use. By packing the deep cavity with powder, and sealing it with a cap with a small hole in the rear for ignition, the Rocket Ball
Rocket Ball
replaced the earlier paper cartridge with a durable package capable of being fed from a magazine. The cap was blown out of the bore upon firing
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Walter Hunt (inventor)
Walter Hunt (July 29, 1796 – June 8, 1859) was an American mechanic. He was born in Martinsburg, New York.[1] Through the course of his work he became renowned for being a prolific inventor, notably of the lockstitch sewing machine (1833), safety pin (1849),[2] a forerunner of the Winchester repeating rifle, a successful flax spinner, knife sharpener, streetcar bell, hard-coal-burning stove, artificial stone, street sweeping machinery, and the ice plough.[3] Walter Hunt did not realize the significance of many of these when he invented them; today, many are widely used products. He thought little of the safety pin, selling the patent for $400[4] to the company W R Grace and Company, to pay a man to whom he owed $15. He is said to have failed to patent his sewing machine at all because he feared it would create unemployment among seamstresses
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Smith & Wesson
Smith & Wesson (S&W) is a manufacturer of firearms, ammunition and restraints. The corporate headquarters are in Springfield, Massachusetts. Smith & Wesson was founded in 1852.Contents1 History1.1 Early history 1.2 19th century 1.3 20th century 1.4 Clinton agreement 1.5 Acquisition 1.6 Recent history2 Products2.1 Cartridges 2.2 Revolvers 2.3 Semi-automatic pistols2.3.1 Sigma series 2.3.2 SW99 Series 2.3.3 M&P Series 2.3.4 SD VE Series 2.3.5 SW1911 Series2.4 Rifles and carbines 2.5 Submachine gun 2.6 Shotguns 2.7 Other products3 See also 4 References4.1 Footnotes 4.2 Sources5 External linksHistory Early history Horace Smith and Daniel B. Wesson
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.45-70
Spanish–American War American Indian WarsProduction historyDesigner US GovernmentDesigned 1873SpecificationsCase type Rimmed, tapered[1]Bullet diameter .458 in (11.6 mm)Neck diameter .480 in (12.2 mm)Base diameter .505 in (12.8 mm)Rim diameter .608 in (15.4 mm)Rim thickness .070 in (1.8 mm)Case length 2.105 in (53.5 mm)Overall length 2.550 in (64.8 mm)Rifling twist 1-20"Primer type Large rifleBallistic performance Bullet
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Daniel B. Wesson
Daniel Baird Wesson (May 18, 1825 – August 4, 1906) was a firearms designer from the United States. He was the co-founder of Smith & Wesson and responsible for helping develop several influential firearm designs over the course of his life.Contents1 Early years 2 Smith & Wesson 3 Charitable donations 4 Death 5 Residences 6 ReferencesEarly years[edit] Daniel Baird Wesson was the son of Rufus and Betsey (Baird) Wesson.[1] Daniel's father was a farmer and manufacturer of wooden plows and Daniel worked on his father's farm and attended public school until the age of eighteen, when he apprenticed himself to his brother Edwin Wesson (a leading manufacturer of target rifles and pistols in the 1840s) in Northborough, Massachusetts.[2][3] Wesson was married to Cynthia Maria Hawes, May 26, 1847 in Thompson, Connecticut. Hawes' father objected to the couple's engagement fearing that Wesson was a "mere gunsmith" with no future, forcing the couple to elope
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Rifle
Evolution of the modern rifle: Top: Baker rifle, an early 19th-century flintlock rifle. Second: Pattern 1853 Enfield, a mid 19th-century caplock rifled musket. Third: Dreyse needle gun, the first standard issue military breechloading rifle. Fourth: Henry rifle, the first successful lever action repeating rifle. Fifth: Lebel Model 1886 rifle, a late 19th-century bolt-action rifle and the first to use smokeless powder. Sixth: M1 Garand, an early 20th-century semi-automatic rifle and the first to be adopted as standard military issue. Seventh: АК-47, a mid 20th-century gas-operated, magazine-fed automatic rifle. Eighth: FAMAS, a late 20th-century selective fire, bullpup assault rifle.A rifle is a portable long-barrelled firearm designed for precision shooting, to be held with both hands and braced against the shoulder during firing, and with a barrel that has a helical pattern of grooves ("rifling") cut into the bore walls
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Pistol
A pistol is a type of handgun. The pistol originates in the 16th century, when early handguns were produced in Europe. The English word was introduced in ca. 1570 from the Middle French pistolet (ca. 1550). The most common types of pistol are the single shot, and semi-automatic.Contents1 Terminology 2 History and etymology 3 Action3.1 Single shot 3.2 Multi-barreled (non-rotating) 3.3 Harmonica pistol 3.4 Revolver 3.5 Semi-automatic4 ReferencesTerminology[edit] Some handgun experts and dictionaries make a technical distinction that views pistols as a subset of handguns; others use the terms interchangeably
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Firearms
A firearm is a portable gun (a barreled ranged weapon) that inflicts damage on targets by launching one or more projectiles driven by rapidly expanding high-pressure gas produced by exothermic combustion (deflagration) of propellant within an ammunition cartridge.[1][2][3] If gas pressurization is not achieved via propellant combustion but through mechanical gas compression, then the gun is technically an air gun, not a firearm.[4] The first primitive firearms originated in 10th-century China when bamboo tubes containing gunpowder and pellet projectiles were mounted on spears into the one-person-portable fire lance,[5], which was later used as a shock weapon to good effect in the Siege of De'an. In 13th century, the Chinese invented the metal-barrelled hand cannon, widely considered to be the true ancestor of all firearms. The technology gradually spread through the rest of East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, and Europe
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Ammunition
Ammunition
Ammunition
(informally ammo) is the material fired, scattered, dropped or detonated from any weapon
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Rimfire Ammunition
Rimfire is a method of ignition for metallic firearm cartridges as well as the cartridges themselves. It is called rimfire because the firing pin of a gun strikes and crushes the base's rim to ignite the primer. The rim of the rimfire cartridge is essentially an extended and widened percussion cap which contains the priming compound, while the cartridge case itself contains the propellant powder and the projectile (bullet). Once the rim of the cartridge has been struck and the bullet discharged, the cartridge cannot be reloaded, because the head has been deformed by the firing pin impact. While many other different cartridge priming methods have been tried since the 19th century, only rimfire technology and centerfire technology survive today in significant use. Frenchman Louis-Nicolas Flobert invented the first rimfire metallic cartridge in 1845
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American Civil War
Union victoryDissolution of the Confederate States U.S. territorial integrity preserved Slavery abolished Beginning of the Reconstruction EraBelligerents United States  Confederate StatesCommanders and leaders Abraham Lincoln Ulysses S. Grant William T. Sherman David Farragut George B. McClellan Henry Halleck George Meade and others Jefferson Davis Robert E. Lee  J. E. Johnston  G. T. Beauregard  A. S
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Rossi (manufacturer)
Amadeo Rossi
Amadeo Rossi
SA (or simply Rossi), founded in 1889 in São Leopoldo, Brazil, is a Brazilian arms manufacturer.[1] Rossi produces pistols and revolvers used by both civilians and security forces, and exports worldwide. It is considered one of the largest weapons manufacturers in Brazil.[2]Contents1 About1.1 Models2 See also 3 References 4 External linksAbout[edit] In the 1970s Rossis began to be distributed in the United States by Interarms Virginia. This continued until 1997, when Rossi founded BrazTech, their own subsidiary representative in North America . Their revolvers had great popularity in the United States, Canada and some countries in Europe.[3][4] The production line of revolvers and handguns was acquired by Taurus. Rossi currently produces only hunting rifles, shotguns and traditional line of Puma rifles
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.44 Henry
The .44 Henry, also known as the .44 Rimfire, the .44 Long Rimfire, or the 11x23mmR (11x23mm Rimmed) in Europe, is a rimfire rifle and handgun cartridge featuring a .875 in (22.2 mm)-long brass or copper case. The round has a total overall length of 1.345 in (34.2 mm), with a 200 or 216 gr (12.96 or 14.00 g; 0.46 or 0.49 oz) .446 in (11.3 mm)-diameter cast solid-lead heeled bullet. The original propellant load is 26 to 28 gr (1.68 to 1.81 g; 0.06 to 0.06 oz) of black powder. The round has a muzzle velocity of approximately 1,125 ft/s (343 m/s), giving a muzzle energy of 568 foot-pounds (770 joules ).Contents1 Background 2 Ballistics 3 Use 4 Later developments 5 See also 6 ReferencesBackground[edit] Both the cartridge and the Henry rifle
Henry rifle
are named for Benjamin Tyler Henry, the 19th-century American gunsmith who invented it
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