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.
NRA President (1988-1990)
July 28th, 2004
This moving memorial illustrates why millions admired, followed and loved General Joe Foss.
May 19th, 2001
NRA President Charlton Heston calls the meeting to order and General Joe Foss later takes the stage.
June 6th, 1998
General Joe Foss honors our soldiers and Charlton Heston makes his first speech as NRA president.