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John Olin Inducted into Arkansas Waterfowler Hall of Fame

EAST ALTON, IL (May 23, 2022) — John Olin was recognized for his incredible lifetime of accomplishments through his recent induction into the Arkansas Waterfowler Hall of Fame.

John Olin Inducted into Arkansas Waterfowler Hall of Fame

In a ceremony on Thursday, May 19, in Little Rock, Arkansas, members of Winchester accepted this posthumous award on his behalf.

John Merrill Olin (born 1892) was an engineer and successful industrialist throughout the early and mid-1900s who held more than 20 patents and built an ammunition and manufacturing empire including Winchester-Western Ammunition, Olin Brass, Olin Corporation, and much more. Olin personally improved many early ammunition manufacturing processes and developed progressive burning powders and harder shot for increased velocity, pattern density, and improved lethality on game animals, dramatically outperforming available ammunition at the time.

“We are very honored to accept this award that recognizes John Olin for his forward-thinking and significant contributions to the hunting and shooting sports industry,” said Matt Campbell, vice president of sales and marketing for Winchester Ammunition. “John Olin created a culture of innovation that still lives today through the Winchester brand.”

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