- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: November 15, 1998
It is one of the most famous names in the history of weapons. Like Colt, Remington, and Kalashnikov, the guns produced by Winchester helped shape the world we know today.
Strange as it may seem, Oliver Winchester started his career as a shirt maker, not a weapons manufacturer. But the former tailor ended up creating the legendary lever-action rifle that helped tame the Old West and was among the most sought-after weapons in the Civil War. GUNS OF WINCHESTER tells how Oliver got into the weapons business and details the innovations that made the gun that bore his name so popular. Extensive period photos and artifacts help chronicle its important role in America's westward expansion and the Civil War, while collectors show off the vintage guns that now command up to $100,000.
Filled with interviews with the world's leading experts, this is a comprehensive chronicle of one of the most important weapons ever made.