Winchester rifle


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Winchester rifle

n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) trademark a breech-loading lever-action repeating rifle with a tubular magazine under the barrel. Often shortened to: Winchester
[C19: named after O. F. Winchester (1810–80), US manufacturer]

Win′chester ri′fle


n.
a.44-caliber magazine rifle, first produced in 1866.
[1870–75; after Dutch. French. Winchester (1810–80), U.S. manufacturer]
Translations

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References in classic literature ?
When I told the Professor he shouted in glee like a schoolboy, and after looking intently till a snow fall made sight impossible, he laid his Winchester rifle ready for use against the boulder at the opening of our shelter.
But the four men raised their Winchester rifles, and in an unmistakable way commanded them to stop.
Below it stated that a guard of police, armed with Winchester rifles, had been requisitioned for the defense of the office.
McMurdo sprang to his feet and half drew his revolver; but his arm stopped midway as he became conscious that two Winchester rifles were levelled at his head.
I made the statement that I believed I could get this short-action Model 70 Winchester rifle chambered for .300 WSM, to regularly deliver half-minute-of-angle or smaller groups with well thought-out handloads.
When David Mair spotted on-off girlfriend Stephanie Marshall with her three children in Blyth, he jumped out of a Range Rover and aimed his .22 Winchester rifle at her and shouted aggressively.
When David Mair spotted his on-off girlfriend inBlyth, he jumped out of a Range Rover and aimed his .22 Winchester rifle at her while shouting aggressively.
David Mair flew into a rage when he spotted his on-off girlfriend, jumping out of a Range Rover and aiming his .22 Winchester rifle at her while shouting aggressively.
mini-Stetson, waistcoat, check shirt, double holsters, twin Colt 45s complete with exploding caps bought at Woolies, plus imitation Winchester rifle. Now I assume we argued continually about who was quickest on the draw in our play shoot-outs.
While the film's stance on gun violence is ultimately confusing--guns suddenly become a necessary evil at the eleventh hour--the history of the Winchester rifle and the impact it had on warfare does lend the film weighty context both aesthetically and thematically.
He was probably an important man as shown by his prestige possessions including a beaded pipe/tobacco bag, a Winchester rifle and a large heavily tacked knife case.
"A Winchester rifle for the sportsman or a fully automatic 30-round assault rifle for those who want to destroy an entire flock of pasties in flight."