Winchester Model 100

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Winchester Model 100
TypeSemi-automatic rifle
Place of originUnited States
Production history
ManufacturerWinchester Repeating Arms Company
Produced1961
No. built262,838
Specifications
Mass7.5 pounds (3.4 kg)

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 stick and protrude proud of the bolt face, causing the rifle 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