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Winchester SXP Update (Part III)

27 Jan

I was googling around today wanting to see if I could find more info on the Winchester SXP.  I found it at Field and Stream:

The SXP is the Turkish-made reincarnation of the old 1300, an underappreciated, lightweight, inexpensive gun made in the old New Haven factory before it closed. Winchester announced the SXP last year but it wasn’t until this year that they actually received guns from their Turkish vendor in sellable quantities.

Turkish-made?  It was time for another call to Browning.

Rick, one of the customer service agents with whom I’ve spoken several times concerning the SXP, confirmed that the manufacturing was being done in Turkey but did not remember the name of the factory/company.  FN (the Browning/Winchester parent) of course has complete QC oversight and testing is being done in here in the U.S. at the Browning factory in Morgan, Utah.  Apparently, FN uses a lot of Turkish manufacturers for their shotguns (thus quality should not be an issue).

As mentioned previously, they are still on schedule for a June, 2010 release date.

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9 Comments

Posted by on January 27, 2010 in Follow up, Guns, International, Really Excited, Sports

 

9 responses to “Winchester SXP Update (Part III)

  1. Bob Smith

    February 27, 2010 at 10:59 am

    As it has taken soooooooo long to see even a sample of the SXP and some friend’s stories of broken 1300s after only 3-5 years then I am going with the Remington 870. Too bad for Winchester they fail again 😦

     
    • Reese

      February 27, 2010 at 12:46 pm

      I’m hoping that the FN-Winchester will be a better product than those produced in the final years of USRAC. Reviews by the few writers who have seen the SXP in the wild appear to have positive tones.

      The new FN-Winchester Model 70’s are getting excellent reviews. I have a Model 70 in 7mm mag that was manufactured in 1968 that shoots like a dream.

       
  2. Rob Bodak

    April 5, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Any word on the time frame for the turkey model or info on the specs for it?

     
    • Reese

      April 6, 2011 at 10:19 am

      They have a “Waterfowl” model available. I haven’t read anything on a turkey model.

       
  3. Steve

    March 9, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    Why are the sxp waterfowl guns so hard to come by? Every place I have tried seems to be out of them.

     
    • Reese

      March 10, 2014 at 11:47 am

      I had a difficult time finding just the regular Black Shadow Field model. I finally found one locally on an online exchange board. It might be easiest to contact an FFL in your area and have them order one directly from Winchester (Browning/FN).

       
      • Steve

        March 10, 2014 at 6:58 pm

        Thanks so much for responding so quickly & for the information.

         
      • Reese

        March 10, 2014 at 7:29 pm

        Happy to help!

         

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