According to the National Rifle Association National Firearms Museums, the first Winchester rifle was the Winchester Model 1866; it was heavily based on the Henry rifle. The Henry rifle was a .44 rimfire rifle with a 16-shot tubular magazine invented by B. Tyler Henry in 1860.
Wikipedia points out that Oliver Winchester, owner of the Winchester Repeating Arms Company, modified the Henry rifle by improving the magazine and adding a wooden forearm. The Winchester rifle was prized for its lever-action mechanism which made it possible for a shooter to shoot several rounds before having to reload. Subsequent improvements in the Winchester rifle added a loading gate and a round, sealed magazine.Learn More
The Winchester Model 100 is a semi-automatic rifle that uses a detachable box magazine. It was in production from 1961 to 1973 in calibers of .308, .284 and .243.Full Answer >
If the muzzleloader is an antique, then it is considered a non-restricted firearm under Canadian law and does not require a license or registration. Reproductions of percussion cap muzzleloading firearms, however, are considered firearms and not antiques, according to the Canada Border Services Agency, and a permit is therefore required.Full Answer >
Butterfly knives, also called "Balisong knives," are considered to have a dangerous nature and speedy deployment features, and in consequence they are illegal in many countries. Certain Balisong knife trainers feature blunt blades and are sometimes deemed legal in countries where regular butterfly knives are outlawed.Full Answer >
Class three weapons include short-barreled rifles and shotguns, suppressors, destructive devices and machine guns according to Guns and Ammo. They require, by law, a NFA registry transfer of registration for legal possession.Full Answer >