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Winchester Agent in the UK before 1913
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In 1913 the agent for Winchester (and Colt) became the London Armoury Company.

 

On a letter for a Winchester rifle  exported to the UK prior to 1913, who would the letter state the rifle was shipped to?

 

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I believe that would have been James Kerr & Company of London. They later became the London Armoury Company.

 

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aland said
In 1913 the agent for Winchester (and Colt) became the London Armoury Company.

On a letter for a Winchester rifle  exported to the UK prior to 1913, who would the letter state the rifle was shipped to?

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Alan  

In the vast majority of the ledger entries, the shipping destination was not listed for most models.  That stated, I agree with Mike that James Kerr was the likely destination for Winchesters shipped to the U.K.

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In the early 80s I purchased an 86 standard rifle, except for the shotgun butt, and british proof’s.  Came with a factory letter, stating the shotgun but, and also shipped to James Kerr England. 

sold the gun some time latter with the letter. wish i still had at least the letter, as iv never seen another winchester letter listing the ship destination.Frown

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Rob & Brad’s 95 book show how some of the very late records were kept on an Index Card and not in the standard ledger book. These index card type records will sometime have who the rifle was shipped to, but not always.

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