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#3073707 - 12/11/12 04:56 AM Re: Sad Day for Winchester Model 70 fans [Re: mr.big]
pcrc
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At least it aint China or Mexico. I would imagine Portuguese workers are more on par with Americn workers when it comes to rights and wages.
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#3073723 - 12/11/12 05:23 AM Re: Sad Day for Winchester Model 70 fans [Re: mr.big]
Model70Man
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 Originally Posted By: mr.big
I have a very nice M70 Classic Featherweight 270 WSM pre 64 style bolt that was built in the last year before they went under that I would part with,,if I told you it was unfired you would not be able to tell that it has been fired about 30 times,,



I would take it, but it's right handed. I'm a lefty.
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#3073729 - 12/11/12 05:33 AM Re: Sad Day for Winchester Model 70 fans [Re: UTGrad]
Model70Man
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 Originally Posted By: UTGrad
 Originally Posted By: pressfit
you can thank the machinists union for this..


Yep


If I'm not mistaken, The union was dissolved when Winchester went out of business and when they moved to the SC plant, no union workers were used.
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#3073776 - 12/11/12 06:34 AM Re: Sad Day for Winchester Model 70 fans [Re: mr.big]
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Portugal is one of the Euro countries needing a bailout from their socialist policies that have bankrupted them. The countries are referred to as the PIGS-Portugal, Ireland, Greece, and Spain. We are in their footsteps and not far behind.

Sad to hear about the M70, a famous American icon. What about the 10% unemployment in this country for 4 years?-there aren't any workers willing to ASSEMBLE M 70s? The USA is dying before our eyes. Man oh man.
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#3073779 - 12/11/12 06:36 AM Re: Sad Day for Winchester Model 70 fans [Re: Model70Man]
stik
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 Originally Posted By: Model70Man
 Originally Posted By: mr.big
I have a very nice M70 Classic Featherweight 270 WSM pre 64 style bolt that was built in the last year before they went under that I would part with,,if I told you it was unfired you would not be able to tell that it has been fired about 30 times,,



I would take it, but it's right handed. I'm a lefty.


i am a lefty but never owned a left-handed rifle.
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#3073856 - 12/11/12 07:39 AM Re: Sad Day for Winchester Model 70 fans [Re: stik]
infoman jr.
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It will join the 101 O/U and Super X3 in the Portugal factory.
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#3073896 - 12/11/12 08:01 AM Re: Sad Day for Winchester Model 70 fans [Re: infoman jr.]
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Brownings have been assembled in Portugal for years. I see Winchester following their footsteps.
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#3074065 - 12/11/12 10:21 AM Re: Sad Day for Winchester Model 70 fans [Re: Model70Man]
BMan
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 Originally Posted By: Model70Man
 Originally Posted By: UTGrad
 Originally Posted By: pressfit
you can thank the machinists union for this..


Yep


If I'm not mistaken, The union was dissolved when Winchester went out of business and when they moved to the SC plant, no union workers were used.

They may be referring to the machinist strike that crippled Winchester in the late 70s and put them on the path to where they are today...
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#3074112 - 12/11/12 10:52 AM Re: Sad Day for Winchester Model 70 fans [Re: vonb]
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 Originally Posted By: vonb
Brownings have been assembled in Portugal for years. I see Winchester following their footsteps.


Browning owns Winchester....
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#3074695 - 12/11/12 04:52 PM Re: Sad Day for Winchester Model 70 fans [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
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