The Winchester Model 64

Winter 2023 Collector Article by Bert Hartman

The Model 64 was introduced in January of 1933 specifically as a replacement to the Model 55. As it was originally cataloged, it was available in the same 25-35 W.C.F., 30 W.C.F. and 32 W.S. cartridges as the Model 55. Like the Model 55 rifle, the Model 64 rifle was never officially cataloged in either the 32-40 or 38 55 cartridge…

Model 1892 Octagon Barrel Saddle Ring Carbines

Fall 2020 Collector Article by Rob Kassab

We collect old Winchesters today based on their historical appeal, craftsmanship, originality, fine mechanics and beautiful wood as they are much more than just shooters. There was a time when this all began—when we first became interested in these old guns…

You’ve Got Mail!

Summer 2022 Collector Article by Jennifer and Gary Gole

From 1985 to the early 1990s, the company AOL (America Online) had launched its email service and the tag line “You’ve got mail!” became a part of our communications landscape. We all take for granted the convenience of instant communications. However, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, communications were quite different…

Winchester Accoutrements

Fall 2021 Collector Article by Jennifer and Gary Gole

There’s a myriad of choices in collecting Winchester rifles and shotguns. Did you know that Winchester made all sorts of accoutrements for those firearms as well?

The Winchester Model 71

Summer 2021 Collector Article by Bert Hartman

In the time interval between early 2013, when I wrote my original article on the Model 71 (The Winchester Collector Fall 2013) and today, I have discovered and learned a substantial number of new pieces of information about this model that I felt would be beneficial to pass along to all interested Winchester collectors.

A Passion for All Things Winchester

Summer 2016 Collector Article by Jennifer & Gary Gole

As Winchester Collectors, we all dream of stepping back in time and going into a gun shop or a Winchester Store to peruse the variety of products offered by Winchester Repeating Arms Company. Not a bad dream, right?

Well, it’s not just a dream! There is a “real” Winchester Store alive and well in Spirit Lake, Iowa. It’s owner, David Kruse, set out to recreate his hometown Winchester Store and has done an excellent Job of taking us back in time…

121 Image Photo Gallery of David’s store!

Mexican Eagle Winchesters

Summer 2013 Collector Article by Rob Kassab

If 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…

The Winchester Model 1873 Set Trigger

Fall 2012 Collector Article by Stephen Rutter, M.D.

If you’ve seen that little screw behind the trigger of some 1873 Winchesters and wondered about it, this is the story…

The Model 94/95 Hybrid Carbines

Summer 2012 Collector Article by Rick Hill

In 1925 the Model 54 was successfully introduced beginning the demise of the Model 1895…

The Marquis De Mores-Theodore Roosevelt Presentation Rifle

Spring 2012 Collector Article by Edmund Lewis

Many years ago when reading John Parson’s The First Winchester, I was intrigued by several of the illustrated guns. One of these was the Model 1873 presentation rifle given by the Marquis de Mores, to Theodore Roosevelt in 1885. It was not until much later that I found the authenticity of the rifle questionable…