Ever hear of the shotgun nicknamed “Widowmaker”?
Well the Winchester Model 1911 was a disaster in firearms deisgn.
Check out the story on the Winchester 1911 SL Widowmaker Shotgun and see how wrong it really is.
When Winchester wanted to avoid patent infringements they cut corners. The Winchester Model 1911 SL Shotgun was born.
What occurred next is years of “accidental discharges” that cost lives and maiming injuries. The “Widowmaker” earned it’s name the hard way.
YouTuber Ol’ Win does a very in depth look at the Winchester 1911 SL Shotgun. He examines the ins and outs, accidents and how it all works in his series of informative YouTube videos. Here is a great history lesson that anyone that buys used shotguns should be well aware of. Hats off to Ol’ Win for bringing the history out to daylight.
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