For more information on Winchester Guns:
Winchester Repeating Arms
(800) 333-3288 or (801) 876-2711
Browning International, S.A.
Phone Number: 32 (0)4 240 52 11
Buffalo Bill Historical Center/Firearms Museum
In December, 1980, the Company's Board of Directors authorized the restructuring of the Winchester Group. This restructuring allowed Olin to better focus more of the company's resources on Winchester's sporting and defense ammunition business.
With this restructuring, Winchester's U.S. sporting arms business, which had been part of the company for nearly half a century, was set up as a freestanding operation. In July, 1981, it was sold to the U.S. Repeating Arms Company in New Haven, Connecticut, which now produces Winchester brand rifles and shotguns under license from Olin Corporation.