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1.) Bob Peck - 11/06/2015
2.) Jon - 11/06/2015
You know how tough that business is to break into. Doesn't surprise me a bit, they had old looking technology and nothing that jumped out and grabbed your attention.
3.) Swamp Fox - 11/06/2015
What was the relationship with "Winchester Arms"/Olin? Seems like if it had been what I thought it was, they could have made a go of it at least for a while longer. But perhaps I had the wrong idea to begin with.

Owing 100 creditors an average of $100K each...Wow. Would love to get a look at that list, LOL.

I agree with Jon about the first impressions.
4.) Bob Peck - 11/06/2015
[QUOTE=Swamp Fox;36170]What was the relationship with "Winchester Arms"/Olin?[/QUOTE]The only thing Olin, the parent company and owner of the Winchester branding rights, still actually manufactures under the Winchester brand is ammo. Everything else is a licensing deal. Guns, knives, apparel, accessories, gun safes ... you name it. It's all licensing deals. This is not the first time (nor the last) a licensee made a go of it and failed. This is also not the first time (and probably not the last time) the Winchester brand will be leveraged to sell archery gear.
5.) Swamp Fox - 11/06/2015
I didn't realize it was all licensees. I know ammo was different from everything else but I thought at least some of the firearms business came back in-house, so to speak.
6.) DParker - 11/06/2015
IIRC, all "Winchester" branded firearms are currently manufactured by Browning and FN under the aforementioned licensing arrangements. Some are assembled in Portugal (like the Model 70 and XPR), Belgium (O&U shotguns), Japan (Model 94 and a few others), etc.
7.) Swamp Fox - 11/06/2015
Maybe I'm confusing my recollections of what was "American-made" or "in production" and what wasn't at such and such a time, with what was "under license" and what was being brought back "in-house."

The other one I can't keep up with is Marlin.