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Winslow Arms Action #14551221 02/07/20
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I came across a Winslow Arms action in what appears to be H&H magnum. I think this would be a cool build but pictured is literally all I have. I’m looking for everything else. Thanks boys.

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Re: Winslow Arms Action [Re: CEoW717] #14551345 02/07/20
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It looks like a M70 Winchester. I’ve never seen a Winslow rifle built on anything but an FN Mauser. I’d bet that is a Winchester that they scrubbed the marking from and rebranded. Hopefully that’s the case since that would greatly simplify your parts search.

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Originally Posted by TheKid
It looks like a M70 Winchester. I’ve never seen a Winslow rifle built on anything but an FN Mauser. I’d bet that is a Winchester that they scrubbed the marking from and rebranded. Hopefully that’s the case since that would greatly simplify your parts search.


It’s hard to tell in the pictures but it has a Winslow serial number. WA30007

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Strange. Looks identical to a push feed M70. I wonder if Winchester may have made some for Winslow on contract. Maybe a stretch but they made M70s branded for Sears and Wards so who knows.

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My first thought when I saw it too. Neat.


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Winslow Arms is based in Camden, SC which is a little more than 30 miles east of Columbia, the capital city.

It has been a few years since I stopped by their shop.

I don’t know if they are still in business but they have always been very helpful when I’ve visited their shop or called.

Try calling them.


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Originally Posted by BlackHunter
Winslow Arms is based in Camden, SC which is a little more than 30 miles east of Columbia, the capital city.

It has been a few years since I stopped by their shop.

I don’t know if they are still in business but they have always been very helpful when I’ve visited their shop or called.

Try calling them.



Thanks for the heads up!

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There is no more Winslow Arms, it's been closed for a few years. The actions were from Winchester and push feed, there were some commercial Mauser but more Winchesters than Mausers, at least when I worked for them. The shop foreman was Al Albritton and the owner was Frank Martin.
Martin was a commercial airline pilot, he bought the company and moved it from FL to Camden, SC.. Al was with the company in FL. Al may have had some money in it , I am not sure, I know when Frank got out Al still had the business and moved it to a smaller building in Camden.
I was there for a while in 1977, and all the actions we built on were push feed Winchesters. There were mausers on site but I never did anything with one.I designed a classic stock that took the finer points of the ruger 77( Len Brownell) and Phil Plinkingtons classic stock and came up with a pattern for the pantograph.The Winslows were a Cali style stock, plough share pistol grip, forearm like a Harry Lawson, rollover monte carlo cheekpiece.
We had a guy running the 4 spindle pantograph, Al did the inlays and checkering, there was one other guy in the shop, I think he came from FL.
They had a lot of wood, a little walnut, great deal of screwbean mesquite, regular mesquite and varieties of maple.Coco bolo, ebony, and purple heart for inlays, grip cap and forend caps.
I didn't stay but about 4-5 months , I was driving 110 miles round trip to work there and I had on offer from another shop and moved on. I think they moved about 6 months after that.
They had 500 to 700 wood blanks on hand and I know 100-150 Douglas #1 taper bbl. The different grades of guns were determined by the ivory inlays and the decoration such as stock carving. The inlays were done by Al ,and the carving was done by a guy in FL.
I hope this has been helpful.


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