What is Winchester?

  • (noun): A city in southern England; administrative center of Hampshire.
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Winchester (archaically known as Winton and Wintonceastre) is a historic cathedral city and former capital city of England. It is the county town of Hampshire, in South England. The city lies at the heart of the wider City of Winchester, a local government district, and is located at the western end of the South Downs, along the course of the River Itchen. At the time of the 2001 Census, Winchester had a population of 41,420.

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Winchester Model 1895
... The Winchester Model 1895 is a lever-action repeating firearm developed and manufactured by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company in the late 19th century, chambered for a number of full-size military ...
.32 Winchester Self-Loading - See Also
... List of cartridges by caliber List of rifle cartridges Winchester Model 1905 Winchester Model 1907.35 Winchester Self-Loading 8 mm caliber ...
.338 Marlin Express - Comparison
... This would give lever-action hunters improved performance over their.30-30 Winchester rounds. 2922.430 1820/1471.308 Marlin Express 2513 ... ? 1836/1197.30-30 Winchester 1880..30-06 Springfield 2879..30-06 Springfield 3061..376 Steyr (Parent Cartridge) 210 3011 ...
Winchester, Oregon
... Winchester is an unincorporated community in Douglas County, Oregon, United States ... Winchester was laid out in 1850 by surveyor Addison R ... was named for one of two brothers named Winchester who took part in the expedition, probably Heman Winchester, who was the expedition's captain ...
Winchester Model 1895 - Design
... The Model 1895 was the first Winchester rifle to feature a box magazine located underneath the action instead of the tubular magazine design, which had remained fundamentally unchanged from the Winchester 1866 ... a rear locking bolt as in his previous designs dating back to the Winchester 1886 ... The M1895 is the strongest lever action rifle Winchester has produced, designed to handle the increased pressures generated by the more powerful smokeless powder cartridges ...

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  • (noun): A shoulder rifle.

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