by Rob Kassab
Summer 2013 Issue

Mexican Eagle WinchestersIf you are anything like me, your taste in the Winchesters you collect is constantly evolving. About 30 years ago when I first became a serious Winchester collector, I could care less about engraved guns. They just didn’t have any appeal to me.  When I was growing up as a kid, I wanted Winchesters Just like the ones I saw on my favorite TV shows like Bonanza, Gunsmoke and the Rifleman.  Since none of those Winchesters on my TV shows were engraved, I had absolutely no interest in engraved guns.

Times have sure changed since then. I guess it all started when I met my friend and mentor, the late George Madis…