February 19, 2019

“Oliver Winchester in the Civil War” – Larry Ahlman

February 19, 2019

Larry Ahlman will explain the rapid evolution of firearms during the Civil War and Oliver Winchester’s attempts and repeated failures to impress Lincoln and sell his guns to the military. He’ll explain why some historians are now crediting Winchester with turning the tide of battle at Gettysburg even though his guns were rebuffed by the army.

Larry is a gunsmith/writer from Morristown, MN.  Larry writes articles for several outdoor and conservation magazines such as Outdoor Life, American Rifleman, MN Conservation Volunteer, Boundary Waters Journal and others. He has also authored 4 books. Having grown up in a gun shop, Larry is also a skilled gunsmith and stock maker. He has checkered hundreds of gunstocks for the Winchester Company. His website is www.ahlmans.com