Winchester, Oliver (Fisher)


Winchester, Oliver (Fisher)
(30 nov. 1810, Boston, Mass., EE.UU.–11 dic. 1880, New Haven, Conn.).

Fabricante de armas de fuego y municiones estadounidense. Primero instaló una fábrica de camisas de vestir, y su éxito le permitió adquirir la fábrica de armas de repetición Volcanic Repeating Arms Co. (1857), que se convirtió en la Winchester Repeating Arms Co. (1867). Su principal diseñador de armas, B.T. Henry, creó el rifle de repetición de acción de palanca Henry (patentado en 1860). Extensamente usado en la guerra de Secesión, fue el precursor de una larga línea de rifles Winchester, como el famoso Modelo 73, un arma favorita de los colonizadores del oeste norteamericano.

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