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Winchester Repeating Arms Company, Tract K Shooting Range, 125 Munson Street (rear section), New Haven, New Haven County, CT



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Location
125 Munson Street (rear section), New Haven, CT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CT-28
Building/structure dates: 1916 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1946 subsequent work
Significance: Winchester, perhaps the world's largest sporting arms ammunition manufacturer by World War I with a sporting rifle product line, entered large-scale military production in 1914 with British, Belgian, and Russian contracts. The firm doubled its plant size at this time, including the construction of a six-story factory space on Tract K for British Enfield rifle manufacture. The small firing range, built at the rear of Tract K in 1916, was a testing facility for finished British Enfields and, after 1917, for the American Enfield adapted by the U.S. Army. After the war, Winchester's plant exceeded sporting arms market demands, and Tract K was closed to small arms production or research until 1946, when the firm, by then a division of Olin Corporation, established a research department and remodeled the firing range. Industrial research and quality control, with a nationally-owned photographic section, continued until 1985.

Subjects
War (World War I)
Brick Buildings
Ammunition Industry


Related Names
Robinson , Leoni
Westcott & Mapes
Olin Corporation
Winchester Repeating Arms Company
J.P. Morgan & Company
Olin, John


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW, LOOKING NORTH, SHOWING NORTHEAST AND SOUTHWEST SIDES, Exterior
2. VIEW, LOOKING SOUTHWEST, SHOWING NORTHEAST SIDE, Exterior
3. VIEW, LOOKING EAST, SHOWING OPEN SPACE AT RANGE BUILDING AT NORTH END, Interior
4. VIEW, LOOKING SOUTHEAST, SHOWING DETAIL OF FIRING AND INSTRUMENT PORTS, RANGE 2, Interior
5. VIEW, LOOKING SOUTHEAST, SHOWING DETAIL OF FIRING PORT AND WEST CORRIDOR OPENING, RANGE 5, Interior
6. VIEW, LOOKING SOUTHEAST, SHOWING DETAIL OF RANGE 1 TARGET END, Interior
7. VIEW, LOOKING SOUTHEAST, SHOWING SOUTH HALF OF EAST CORRIDOR, RANGE 5, WITH CENTRAL ROOF SUPPORTS, Interior
8. VIEW, LOOKING SOUTHEAST, SHOWING DETAIL OF RANGE 3 TARGET END, Interior


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