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pressure cartridges of the day, including the .243, .308, .284 and the .358 Winchesters. The Model 88 was a radical design compared to the traditional lever action, as it didn’t have an external hammer, had a rotary locking bolt, a 60-degree lever throw, side ejection and a 4- and a 5-round detachable magazine. It lasted until 1973 with around 280,000 made. As far as rimfires went, besides the .44 Henry and .22 Model 73, in 1965 Winchester introduced the hammerless Model 250 in .22 Long Rifle (also fed the .22 Long and Short rimfire), and the Model 255 (.22 Winchester Magnum rimfire). These models were reminiscent of their centerfire Model 88. The Model 255 lasted until 1971 with around 55,000 manufactured, and the Model 250 lasted until 1974 with around
IN 2010, two Model 94s were made by the new Winchester Repeating Arms Company to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Oliver Winchester.

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191,000 made. In 1967, Winchester brought out the hammerless Model 150, which was a plainer, straight grip, carbine version of the older Model 250. This model lasted until 1973 and about 47,000 were made. Winchester’s real success in a lever action rimfire was in 1972 when they introduced the all steel Model 9422, which was in sorts a scaled down version of their Model 94. They also brought out a .22 Magnum version at the same time (in 2002 the Model 9417 in .17 HMR). The Model 9422 had great aesthetic appeal, and was a well balanced, accurate, side eject, scope ready, reliable, simple take-down (for cleaning) quality rimfire rifle. I have owned a few of these and have nothing but praise for them. Nearly 700,000 were manufactured until production stopped in 2005. Even though Winchester closed its New Haven doors in 2006, and their models have come and gone, the nostalgic memories, Western movies, cowboy action shooting, and just the fun of shooting a lever action has kept the demand alive. Companies such as Uberti, Navy Arms, Rossi, Taylor, Chaparral, Cimarron and Henry have met the demand for those of us who love the old Winchester models. Recently, even Mossberg saw an opportunity and brought out an affordable, slightly redesigned clone of the Model 94, calling it the Model 464. The Henry Rifle Company has rimfire versions that look similar to the Model 9422. In recent years Winchester has moved its manufacturing facilities south and are now back in the lever action business. The company has brought back the models 86, 92 and 95, as well as the popular Model 94, along with a series of their sub-models. The Winchester lever action is as American as Mom and apple pie, and even though it has gone through its highs and lows over the past 140 years, they are still with us because of their appeal, simplicity, ruggedness and better than acceptable field accuracy. 
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012

Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012
History of the Whitetail
Table of Contents
Going to the Ducks
A Tribute to Jon DeBerti
You Can’t Call It Back
Cover Story
Last Shot for Pap?
75 Years of Success in Pennsylvania
NASP Students are Hungry for More
Bears and Turkeys
A Natural Connection
The Other Migratory Game Birds
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Fun Game
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - History of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Table of Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Going to the Ducks
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - A Tribute to Jon DeBerti
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - You Can’t Call It Back
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Cover Story
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Last Shot for Pap?
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 16
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 75 Years of Success in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 19
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - NASP Students are Hungry for More
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 22
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Bears and Turkeys
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - A Natural Connection
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - The Other Migratory Game Birds
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2012 - Crossings
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