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MS 020 - Winchester Repeating Arms Company Archives Collection

Overview

Abstract

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

World War I

World War II

Tom Hall Winchester Files

Winchester Subject Files

Miscellaneous Correspondence

Winchester History, Advertisements, Press Releases, and Books

Domestic Catalogs

Foreign Catalogs

Polishing Shop Record Books - Serial Number Application Ledgers

Various Winchester Historical Material

P-14 Enfield

Patents

Winchester Litigation Records

Manufacturing Techniques

Winchester Gun Museum Records

Bound Volumes

Photographs

Addition

Addition 2015

Oversize Materials

Inspection Sheets

Production Serial Number Ledgers



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MS 020 - Winchester Repeating Arms Company Archives Collection, 1857-1980 | McCracken Research Library

By Nathan Bender, Jacob Smith, Joshua Brown, Andrew Searle, Samantha L. Harper

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Collection Overview

Title: MS 020 - Winchester Repeating Arms Company Archives Collection, 1857-1980Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Winchester Repeating Arms Company

Extent: 100.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 01/01/1976

Abstract

The archives of the Winchester Repeating Arms Co. contain the original sales ledgers for firearms models (1866 – 1907), photographs of all Winchester firearms models, correspondence documenting the company's role in both World Wars, a large collection of domestic and foreign firearms catalogs, and several thousand engineering drawings. A portion of the collection contains the original patents for firearm technology purchased by Winchester.

Administrative Information

Repository: McCracken Research Library

Access Restrictions: McCracken Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials. Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation or publication. Contact McCracken Research Library for more information.

Acquisition Source: Olin Corporation

Acquisition Method: Gift

Related Materials: Digitized Collection of Winchester Repeating Arms Company - MS 020 in Buffalo Bill Center of the West's Digital Collections For more information please see http://library.centerofthewest.org/cdm/search/collection/p17097coll30/order/identi/ad/asc

Related Publications:

Rare Books - "Winchester Goes to War!"

"Hunting for Profits" by Paul M. Doane, a Winchester-Western Press sales/marketing publication, HD9744 F552 D63 1967

Preferred Citation: Winchester Repeating Arms Company Archives Collection, MS 20, McCracken Research Library, Buffalo Bill Center of the West


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: World War I, 1914 - 1923],
[Series 2: World War II, 1932 - 1954],
[Series 3: Tom Hall Winchester Files, 1970-1979],
[Series 4: Winchester Subject Files, 1900 - 1980],
[Series 5: Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1876 - 1958],
[Series 6: Winchester History, Advertisements, Press Releases, and Books],
[Series 7: Domestic Catalogs, 1884 - 1999],
[Series 8: Foreign Catalogs, 1898 - 1959],
[Series 9: Polishing Shop Record Books - Serial Number Application Ledgers, 1877 - 1953, 1980],
[Series 10: Various Winchester Historical Material, 1907 - 1956],
[Series 11: P-14 Enfield, 1914 - 1918],
[Series 12: Patents, 1872 - 1949],
[Series 13: Winchester Litigation Records, 1871 - 1951],
[Series 14: Manufacturing Techniques],
[Series 15: Winchester Gun Museum Records],
[Series 16: Bound Volumes, 1919 - 1958],
[Series 17: Photographs],
[Series 18: Addition],
[Series 20: Addition 2015, 1950-2001, 2015],
[Series 21: Oversize Materials],
[Series 22: Inspection Sheets],
[Series 23: Production Serial Number Ledgers],
[All]

Series 16: Bound Volumes, 1919 - 1958Add to your cart.
Item 1: General Plan Processing Sheets - Winchester Center Fire, Rim Fire, and Shotshell Ammunition, 1954Add to your cart.
This volume gives a complete description of the manufacturing and inspection operations including a material requirement list and numerical tool, fixture and gage index.  427 pages.
Item 2: General Plan Processing Sheets - Winchester Center Fire, Rim Fire, and Shotshell Ammunition, 1954Add to your cart.
This volume gives a complete description of the manufacturing and inspection operations including a material requirement list and numerical tool, fixture and gage index.  260 pages.
Item 3: General Plan Processing Sheets - Winchester Center Fire, Rim Fire, and Shotshell Ammunition, 1954Add to your cart.
This volume gives a complete description of the manufacturing and inspection operations including a material requirement list and numerical tool, fixture and gage index.  455 pages.
Item 4: General Plan Processing Sheets - Winchester High Wall Single Shot Rifle - Component Parts, 1920Add to your cart.
This volume gives concise instructions for parts manufacture and inspection with all pertinent tools and fixtures identified by number and description.  710 pages.
Item 5: General Plan Processing Sheets - Various Products, 1920 - 1940Add to your cart.
This volume gives necessary tool and fixture numbers and detailed operating instructions for a group of diverse and miscellaneous products such as cleaning utensils, flag holders, fountain pens, aviation accessories, etc.  645 pages.
Item 6: General Plan Processing Sheets - Winchester Ammunition Products, 1954Add to your cart.
This volume gives a complete description of the manufacturing and inspection operations including a material requirement list and numerical tool, fixture and gage index.  415 pages.
Item 7: General Plan Processing Sheets - Winchester Primers and Percussion Caps, 1954Add to your cart.
This volume gives a complete description of the manufacturing and inspection operations including a material requirement list and numerical tool, fixture and gage requirements with their specific index numbers. 380 pages.
Item 8: General Plan Processing Sheets - Winchester Model 40 Shotgun, 1939Add to your cart.
This volume gives a complete description of the manufacturing and inspection operations including a material requirement list and numerical tool, fixture and gage requirements with their specific index numbers and description. 536 pages.
Item 9: General Plan Processing Sheets - Winchester Center Fire and Rim Fire Ammunition, 1955Add to your cart.
This volume gives a complete description of the manufacturing and inspection operations including a material requirement list and numerical tool, fixture and gage requirements with their specific index numbers. 214 pages.
Item 10: General Plan Processing Sheets - Winchester Model 11 Semi-automatic Shotgun, 1939Add to your cart.
This volume gives a complete description of the manufacturing and inspection operations for all component parts including a material requirement list and numerical tool, fixture and gage requirements with their specific index numbers and description. 478 pages.
Item 11: General Plan Processing Sheets - Winchester Paper Shotshell Ammunition, 1954Add to your cart.
A revision of Volume 1, this volume covers only paper shotshell production and gives a complete description of the manufacturing and inspection operations including a material requirement list and numerical tool, fixture and gage requirements with their specific index numbers. 510 pages.
Item 12: General Plan Processing Sheets - Various Products, 1919 - 1952Add to your cart.
This volume gives a complete description of the manufacturing and inspection operations for a group of diverse and miscellaneous Winchester products including supplemental chambers, cleaning rods, sights and sight parts.  For each of these products this volume contains a guide to their manufacture including a material requirement list and numerical tool, fixture and gage requirements with their specific index numbers. 498 pages.
Item 13: General Plan Processing Sheets - Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle, 1919Add to your cart.
This volume gives a complete description of the manufacturing and inspection operations for each of the components that make up the Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle, including a material requirement list and numerical tool, fixture and gage requirements with their specific index numbers. 985 pages.
Item 14: General Plan Processing Sheets - Winchester Rear Sights and Sight Parts, 1919Add to your cart.
This volume gives a complete description of the manufacturing and inspection operations including a material requirement list and numerical tool, fixture and gage requirements with their specific index numbers for all Winchester sights current in 1919. 390 pages.
Item 15: General Plan Processing Sheets - 7.62mm NATO Military Cartridge and Air Rifle Shot, 1957 - 1958Add to your cart.
This volume gives a complete description of the manufacturing and inspection operations including a material requirement list and numerical tool, fixture and gage requirements with their specific index numbers for the 7.62mm N.A.T.O. (North American Trade Organization) Military Cartridge and the commercial Air Rifle steel and lead shot. 140 pages.
Item 16: Winchester Gun Barrel Cost Information, 1930 - 1945Add to your cart.
This volume contains the complete product cost information for Winchester gun barrels including material, labor, and burden as well as man hours.  Covers all barrel symbols in the 1930 to 1945 time frame. 338 pages.
Item 17: Winchester Components Cost Information - Models M-52C, M-54, M-56, and M-57., 1956Add to your cart.
This volume contains the complete product cost information for the components of Winchester models M-52C, M-54, M-56, and M-57 including material, labor, and burden as well as man hours. Covers all component parts of these models.  470 pages.
Item 18: Winchester Components Cost Information - Model 12, 1957Add to your cart.
This volume contains the complete product cost information for components of Winchester Model 12 including material, labor, and burden as well as man hours. Covers all component parts of Winchester Model 12. 620 pages.
Item 19: Winchester Assembly, Finish, and Pack Cost Information - Models 07, 12, 21, 37, and 42, 1956Add to your cart.
This volume contains the complete product cost information for assembly, finish, and packing operations for Winchester models 07, 12, 21, 37, and 42.  360 pages.
Item 20: Winchester Assembly, Finish, and Pack Cost Information - Models 50, 47, 52, 59, 61, 62, 63, 43 and M-98 cannon.Add to your cart.
This volume contains the complete product cost information for assembly, finish, and packing operations for Winchester models 50, 47, 52, 59, 61, 62, 63, 43, and the M-98 cannon.  All component parts costs are listed and also these costs relative to assembly, packing, and inspection costs.  610 pages.
Item 21: Military Production for Secretary Of Defense, 1940-1941Add to your cart.

Military Production for U.S. and Foreign Governments from 1940-1941.

Includes Terminations, Garands, Carbines, Shotguns, Gun parts clips and repairs, Cartridges (.303 Caliber, 30 M1, 30 M2, .45 Caliber, 9mm, .22 Caliber), Loaded Shells, Ignition Cartridges (M5A1, M4, M3, Miscellaneous, M29, M39, Mark V, New #4, Primers Mark V, Primers Navy), Sub-Contracts (Mark V, New #4, M29, Miscellaneous Primers, Plunger Housing, Miscellaneous Orders), Miscellaneous (SOD, Government), Shot, Inner Rings, Defense Supplies Cord, Brass, Storage Lease & Handling Charges


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: World War I, 1914 - 1923],
[Series 2: World War II, 1932 - 1954],
[Series 3: Tom Hall Winchester Files, 1970-1979],
[Series 4: Winchester Subject Files, 1900 - 1980],
[Series 5: Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1876 - 1958],
[Series 6: Winchester History, Advertisements, Press Releases, and Books],
[Series 7: Domestic Catalogs, 1884 - 1999],
[Series 8: Foreign Catalogs, 1898 - 1959],
[Series 9: Polishing Shop Record Books - Serial Number Application Ledgers, 1877 - 1953, 1980],
[Series 10: Various Winchester Historical Material, 1907 - 1956],
[Series 11: P-14 Enfield, 1914 - 1918],
[Series 12: Patents, 1872 - 1949],
[Series 13: Winchester Litigation Records, 1871 - 1951],
[Series 14: Manufacturing Techniques],
[Series 15: Winchester Gun Museum Records],
[Series 16: Bound Volumes, 1919 - 1958],
[Series 17: Photographs],
[Series 18: Addition],
[Series 20: Addition 2015, 1950-2001, 2015],
[Series 21: Oversize Materials],
[Series 22: Inspection Sheets],
[Series 23: Production Serial Number Ledgers],
[All]


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