[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] In 1854, Smith and Wesson sold their interest in their improved Jennings-style firearms and ammunition to the Volcanic Repeating Arms Company, which subsequently went into receivership, only to be bought by Oliver Winchester, renamed the New Haven Repeating Arms Company, and eventually transformed into the Winchester Repeating Arms Company.
What does H stand for?
H stands for Winchester Repeating Arms Company (headstamp for rim-fire cartridges)
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Catherine's story enfolds through the pages of forty-four letters written to her eldest son, John, a partner in a Liverpool firm, and his wife, Mary, while Sarah's story emerges from a first-rate biography that includes extensive histories of her family, of her husband's family, and of the Winchester Repeating Arms Company.
Most common among these were the various products of the Winchester Repeating Arms Company, including Model 1873, 1876 and 1892 leveraction carbines and rifles (in both sporting and musket configuration), the bolt-action M l879 and M1883 Hotchkiss.
In 1866, owner Oliver Winchester decided to make the New Haven firm the Winchester Repeating Arms Company.
Winchester Repeating Arms Company was one of the pioneers of mass production of long guns starting back in the 1860s.
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Upon the declaration of war the United States government also asked Winchester Repeating Arms Company to join in M1 Garand production.
Post-Civil War, New Haven Arms reorganized as Winchester Repeating Arms Company, and the Model 1866 Yellow Boy, still in .
translating to: Winchester Repeating Arms Company, .