Monday, March 27, 2006
High Noon for the Gun that Won the West
The gun that won the West has one final shot at staying alive.
Eleventh hour efforts to find a buyer for the U.S. Repeating Arms Company are underway tonight, but it's likely the company that built the Winchester rifle for the past 150 years will close this week.
The U.S. Repeating Arms factory in New Haven, Conn., has turned out the Winchester, one of the legendary pieces of American workmanship, since 1856. But in a few days, the production is planning to move overseas.
"Belgium," said Winchester employee Donald Harris. "I mean they probably don't even know where New Haven is." READ ON and watch news video