In the 1950s, with the airwaves filling with the sounds of rock 'n' roll, America was changing into a "transistor" nation. Deciding to capitalize on the popularity of radio, Winchester designated a prototype .308 Model 70 with a built-in radio in 1955. A speaker was set into the right side of the stock with a series of holes — carved in the trademark "W" outline — allowing the sound to be heard. Presented as a glittering show gun, the new Winchester soon proved a hard sell. The Winchester Radio Rifle is one of the many treasures at the NRA National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Virginia.
In 1955, Winchester designated a prototype .308 Model 70 with a built-in radio.
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May 16th, 2011Colt Single-Action Army Revolver
Known as the "peacemaker" for its widespread use among soldiers, settlers, gunslingers and peace officers.
Union veterans Col. William C. Church and Gen. George Wingate formed the NRA in 1871.
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