Winchester 1894 30.30 used by British Home Guard American Committee for the Defence of British Homes IWM

Winchester M1894 sporting takedown rifle .30/30 Winchester (FIR 5292) This rifle was one of a number of weapons provided for Home Guard use in 1940 by an American organization called the American Committee for the Defence of British Homes. They mounted a public appeal for firearms and binoculars which could be sent to aid the defence of Britain.

The weapons sent included a large number of sporting guns – both shotguns and, as in this case, rifles. This Winchester r… Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30035096

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