As seen at They Made All Kinds.
I had never heard of a Winchester revolver, but the linked article claims that this one was made by Winchester prior to a gentlemen's agreement between Colt and Winchester.
Supposedly a 1884 meeting between Winchester and Colt, where Winchester showed Colt the new Winchester designed revolver and shortly after that both companies agreed to non-compete with each other, however they reserved the right to design and produced prototypes for patent work development. This "gentleman's agreement" has since been maintained with each company staying out of the other's respective sector of the firearms market.”I had heard other stories and read claims that Winchester and Colt had agreed to stay within their respective market niches .
Heard that, and it's most probably true, considering that Colt dropped their revolving rifles and never did any other development.
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