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WCF Publications, Inc., was formed in 1999 by Dan and Judy Shuey. After collecting Winchester firearms, cartridges and accouterments; along with Mills Woven Cartridge Belts and their associated products it was felt the knowledge and information gained should be shared with others. Cartridges of the Winchester brand held the keenest interest. A journey was begun that would take us across country on research trips, even on our honeymoon! After several years of forming the information and specimens, noted illustrator Eugene Scranton was called upon to perform the needed drawings to illustrate our work. All this culminated in the printing of Volume I on Winchester ammunition in 1999. This work has continued to now print Volume II in 2003.
During 2001, we were made aware of a large amount of original Winchester factory information that had become available. This was the estate of Walter M. Bellemore, a forty-plus year employee of Winchester. Mr. Bellemore's family had also spent many years with the Company. Noted Winchester cartridge historian and Company employee Paul S. Foster was close friends with Walter Bellemore; as was Merton A. Robinson, Chief Ballistician at New Haven for decades. Original information from the estates of both men came into possession of Walter Bellemore and now to WCF Publications.
With the first hand information from these long-time employees, we will be able to further the study and history of Winchester cartridges and related products of the " Big Red W. "