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    Winchester 1907 351 SL Police Carbine

    Winchester Model 1907 .351 SL Police Carbine



    “The Gun That Shoots Through Steel.”


    That is how Winchester introduced its Model 1907 rifle chambered in .351 Winchester Self Loader (WSL). In the wake of the gangster-era Kansas City Massacre, when four law enforcement officers were killed, the police across the nation upgraded their firearms. The Winchester Model 1907 became America’s first police patrol rifle.

    The Winchester Model 1907 is a blowback-operated semiautomatic rifle produced between 1907 and 1958. Winchester designed the Model 1907 to be a carbine-length rifle with a magazine large enough for law enforcement. The rifle was simple, reliable and quick handling, with fast follow-up shots. The Model 1907 in .351 WSL was the most widely used law enforcement rifle during the gangster eras of the Roaring ’20s and the Wild ’30s.

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    After the 1933 KC Massacre--that left four Federal officers dead- J.Edgar Hoover ordered the FBI to increase their agents firepower. The first weapons authorized for carry by the FBI were the Thompson .45 Auto sub-machinegun, the Springfield and Remington .30-06 bolt-action rifles, and the Winchester Model 1907 .351 WSL self-loading rifle.

    Pictured: A Win M1907 Police Carbine with a rarer 10 round magazine. Courtesy: Destro Collection of Fine Arms.
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    Pictured with an Oliver 1902 Model 3 Typewriter.

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    Pictured with a turn of the century Winchester Model 1897 Shotgun and a Winchester Model 1910 SL Carbine .401 cal

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    The Winchester Model 1907 (bottom), shown here with the Winchester Model 12 shotgun. Both are on display at the Indiana State Police Museum.
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    Last edited by Destro; 06-23-2020, 07:56 PM.

    #2
    Very cool. Great post.

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      #3
      awesome , this is cool

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        #4
        Very nice.

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          #5
          Another one of my non-military favorites, but I don't have the long magazine.

          Interesting concept - a carbine-size, magazine-fed rifle pushing a 180 grain projectile in a caliber in the .30's, close to 2000 fps..........,in 1907. It took another 35 years to catch-on to the (smarter) militaries.
          "The Open Carry guy is my decoy."

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            #6
            Evening gun porn fix ✅
            A .45acp says go away in any language ~ Clint Smith

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              #7
              Super cool. Nice to see an influx of gun posts lately. We went right from non stop covid to covid+BLM+protesting and whatever the hell else wild shit has been occurring.

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                #8
                Holy sweetness!
                Life Member: ASA, GOA, NRA

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                  #9
                  There you go again. Now I have another gun I can’t afford on my want list.
                  Last edited by Finicky Fat Guy; 06-24-2020, 11:35 AM.
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Finicky Fat Guy View Post
                    There you go again. Now O have another gun I can’t afford on my want list.
                    the 22's are affordable.
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                      #11
                      Thank you for sharing. I’ve never seen one before.

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                        #12
                        Early use of banana clips.

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                          #13
                          First learned about this gun a few years back. Wanted one since. Just passed on a barreled receiver on gunbroker that went for <$20. Passed it up because I didn't think I would ever find the remaining parts. Great gun to use as an example when people think "Assault Rifles" are a new problem.

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                            #14
                            Now on top of researching the Rhodesian conflict, I have this to look up more into

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                              #15
                              The Mod. 1910 .401 version is on my list.......

                              "The Open Carry guy is my decoy."

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