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The Winchester Thumb Trigger Rifle is One Interesting Forgotten Weapon

What exactly is a thumb trigger rifle?

Well Ian from Forgotten Weapons explains what it is and why.

Watch and learn all about the really unique forgotten Winchester Thumb Trigger rifle.

Ian from Forgotten Weapons always finds the oddest historical weapons. Here he takes a look at a rifle that is missing a traditional trigger and trigger guard.

What this rifle actually has is a thumb trigger. The Winchester Thumb Trigger rifle was meant to be a cheaper way to produce the boys’ rifle of the day. In thought, the thumb trigger was supposed to be more accurate than a traditional trigger system. Winchester sold 75,000 of these interesting rifles that obviously caught on at that time in the United States and Australia.

Will we ever again see a production thumb triggered rifle or is this just another Forgotten Weapon? Only time will tell.

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The Winchester Thumb Trigger Rifle is One Interesting Forgotten Weapon