Winchester Model 100

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Winchester Model 100
Type Semi-automatic rifle
Place of origin  United States
Production history
Manufacturer Winchester Repeating Arms Company
Produced 1961
Number built 262,838
Specifications
Weight 7.5 pounds (3.4 kg)
Length 22 inches (56 cm)

The Winchester Model 100 was a semi-automatic rifle manufactured by Winchester Repeating Arms Company. It was first introduced in 1961, and was manufactured until 1973. A total of approximately 262,838 were manufactured. Variants of the weapon are capable of firing a .308, .243, or .284 Winchester cartridge. The barrel is 22 inches (56 cm) long. The rifle weighs 7.5 pounds (3.4 kg). [1]

Recall[edit]

In 1990, Winchester issued a recall for this rifle due to a tendency for the firing pin to fail, causing the gun to fire with the action not fully locked, leading to possible catastrophic failure and risk of severe injury or death to the shooter. Winchester offered to do repairs on the gun free of charge. [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henshaw, Thomas (1993). The History of Winchester Firearms 1866-1992. Academic Learning Company LLC. pp. 140–141. ISBN 0-8329-0503-8. Retrieved March 23, 2011. 
  2. ^ http://www.wisnersinc.com/additional_info/winchesterl_88_100.htm