I called Winchester Corporate HQ this morning to check on production schedules for Model 70s (I've had a .325 WSM on back order since November). A couple weeks ago they told me my model would hit the warehouse in June. This morning they said HQ just told them that effective March 31st they're closing the New Haven plant and ending production on Model 70s, Model 94s, and 1300s -- and that back orders won't be filled. I asked if they're moving production elsewhere and they said no. However, their other models will still be on the market.
This blows me away -- it's like McDonalds saying they're going to stop making burgers in order to focus on their salads.