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While a lever-action shotgun seems strange today, tAs this replica Winchester Model 1887 demonstrates, a lever-action shotgun is a strange design. But the gun was one of the first successful repeating smoothbores.he Winchester Model 1887 was one of the first successful repeating smoothbores.

Video: Winchester’s Unique Lever-Action Shotgun

Given how pumps and semi-automatics dominate the market, a lever-action shotgun seems strange nowadays. But the Winchester 1887 was one of the first repeating smoothbores to find market success.

The Winchester Defender 20 gauge segmenting slug acts like a slug and buckshot.

20-Gauge Slug Added to Winchester’s Defender Line

Winchester's Defender Line just got bigger with the addition of a 20-gauge segmenting slug, a round that aims to simplify the shotgun platform. It offers all the advantages of buckshot and a slug, without shooters having to reload.

Youth Deer Gun, Setup No. 2

Winchester Model 70 Featherweight Compact For every Ford owner there’s a Chevy owner, as there is Winchester to Remington. If you’re a fan of the Model 70 action and want your kids to follow in your footsteps, then the Model 70 Featherweight Compact is an optimum choice. I’ll be upfront, this gun isn’t on...

American Rifle A Biography

Better Than A First Kiss

Finding the right rifle for a planned adventure is almost as sweet as discovering a Picasso in your grandmother's attic.

Shooting the Widowmaker: the Winchester Model 1911

Probably the least-collected pre-’64 Winchester shotgun is the Model 1911 Self Loader, also known affectionately (?) as the Widowmaker. For those of you who came in late, the M1911 was Winchester’s attempt to knock off the Browning Auto-5. When John Browning and Winchester couldn’t come to terms on Browning’s new autoloading shotgun — Winchester...

Winchester 94: Receivers

In this excerpt from the newly-released The Winchester Model 94, A Century of Craftsmanship, 2nd Edition, author Robert C. Renneberg states, "The Model 1894 incorporated a newly designed action in a light, thin-walled frame (receiver) that was quite revolutionary."