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Welcome to The Windham Weaponry Newsletter – Vol. 2 / Issue 8
August 2013

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SHOOT SAFELY, and enjoy your summer!
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Mark Eliason
VP of Sales & Marketing


A Note on State
Compliant Rifles
Although we have no current models available for sale in NY and CT due to state law changes, we are still producing rifles legal for sale in MA, NJ and CA.  We are also producing rifles with 10 round capacity magazines for Colorado.

This Month’s Featured Rifle…
Windham Weaponry MPC “Compliant”
A Compliant Model designed for regulations in Massachusetts and New Jersey


MPC Compliant


Model: Windham Weaponry R16M4A4PT-NY       Weight: 6.85 lbs.     Length: 36.125″

Caliber: 5.56mm / .223 Rem.


Type:  Rifle – Semi-Automatic, Gas Impingement System
Capacity: 10 + 1 (Ships with one 10 Round Magazine)
Receivers: Forged 7075 T6 Aluminum –  M4A4 Type Flat Top Upper Receiver with Detachable Carry Handle 


Bolt:  Carpenter 158 Steel
Barrel:  16″ M4 Profile, Chrome Lined with compliant welded Muzzle Brake
Barrel Material: 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium 11595E Steel with M4 Feed Ramps
Rifling: 1 Turn in 9″ – Right Hand Twist
Stock: Fixed Position Buttstock with Windham Weaponry Logo and Sling Swivel
Forend / Pistol Grip: M4 Double Heat Shield Handguards / A2 Black Plastic Pistol Grip
Rear Sight: A4 Dual Aperture Elevation & Windage Adjustable: 300 – 600 M


Front Sight: Adjustable Height Square Post in A2 Standard Base 
Includes: Hard Plastic Case, Web Sling, 10 Rd. Magazine, Operators Manual, Lifetime Transferable Warranty


Erik at his bench
Erik Winter, Gunsmith
TOPIC: Installation of MFT E-VolV 2.2″ Picatinny Rail


The Mission First Tactical EVolV 2.2″ rail allows you to attach a forward pistol grip, flash light – or any other item that mounts to a Picatinny rail – to your stock carbine hand guards very easily. See it on our website at:
First make sure weapon is unloaded!
Then remove upper receiver from lower receiver. Remove handguards by following the instructions on Page 23 in your Owners Manual.


Remove screws from the MFT Rail Segment and note that one end of the rail is thicker than the other. The thickest end of the rail will go towards the front of the handguard. This difference in thickness positions the rail so its mounting surface is parallel with the bore. With a set of needlenose pliers, remove the inner heat shield.
Gunsmithing #1Gunsmithing #2
Line the mounting screw holes up with two vent holes at the desired position in the handguard – them install the mounting screws.
Gunsmithing #3Gunsmithing #4
Snap the inner heat shield in, and the mounted Rail Segment should look like this. You can mount the rail further back if you so choose.
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Cheryl Eliason, Customer Service Manager
We receive a variety of customer service related questions from our customers, and in order to better serve all of you, highlight one question each month.
This month’s question is:
What does the stamping on my Windham barrel mean ?


All Windham Weaponry barrels are stamped with our WW marking, caliber and barrel twist rate on the top of the barrel.
Barrel Markings Photo



Karen Fogarty, Asst. to VP of Sales & Marketing








As you know, we love seeing our readers and their WW rifles.  We were tickled pink to receive an email from Joe Soistman, who shared the picture below of his father, Harry Soistman of High Springs, FL, shooting Joe’s WW, as well as a picture of him during his service in WWII.  I had the pleasure of speaking with Joe, and it is apparent that Harry is a remarkable man, donating rare WWII pictures to the Holocaust Museum in Naples, Florida, where he is featured along with his pictures.
Father’s  Day 2013. My Dad is 91 years old. He is a WWII combat veteran, platoon sergeant, European  theater.  He saw a lot of action in General Patton’s Army.  He loved firing my Windham Weaponry rifle.
It was a day that neither he, nor my son, nor I, will ever forget. By the way, he laid  down 3 inch groupings of 5 to 10 shots, at 75 yards, from the standing position. I am attaching a pic of him during WWII, in Europe. I agree with Tom Brokaw when he says, “they were the greatest generation”.

Thanks, Joe Soistman
High Springs, FL

Soistman at Range Soistman in Combat
My Dad firing my Windham Weaponry rifle                                                                       Dad in Genl. Patton’s Army


WW Team – it was great to see the WW SRC as a featured rifle. I really enjoy shooting mine and thought I would share a couple of pictures. It’s nothing fancy, but it is built for my shooting needs. I went with the OD Green Magpul pieces as they look really smooth on this rifle. The scope is a Vortex Diamondback 4-12 40 with BDC complimented by 45-degree mounted MBUS flip sights for close range engagement.
Thanks, Mark C.
Roanoke, Texas

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When purchasing I chose Windham Weaponrys over the Bushmaster. I carefully inspected both models and the Windham Weaponry AR-15 just seemed to be made better by feel. At close inspection, close attention
to detail had been paid. To date (before my hand surgery) I’ve fired several hundred rounds through it with different kinds of magazines and it hasn’t jammed even once! It’s a very reliable weapon. I AM VERY PLEASED! Being new to this type of rifle, I exchanged my iron sights for the scope you see. I like it, but I’m going to be ordering a new set of iron sights to put back on it. I own a lot of weapons and I’m blown away at the craftsmanship that went into this weapon. I also purchased this because of your reputation for quality, and now that I own one I couldn’t agree more!
Bobby C.
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Bobby Cooper  



Sirs – Just wanted to take a moment to send you a pic   Danielles WW
 of the the Windham AR I bought and dressed up for
my daughter. The fit and finish of this rifle is top notch.
I own several older Bushmasters and this far exceeded my expectations. Thanks for building and providing a quality AR15!! Keep up the good work.
Jerry Cr.


Here is some feedback about the last issue of our Newsletter and the Pig Roast


Looks like a great pig roaster. Can bet it was a great hog roast, with great food and great people. Keep up the great work you guys do. Really like reading your newsletter each time you send one to me. Everyone one there have a great day and a wonderful weekend.
John R.



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Matt Hasty
Retail Sales Manager



MAGPUL ACCESSORIES… As shown below on our CDI Rifle





PRICE: $35.95     Buy It Now!


Compatible with most any 1913 Picatinny-railed hand guard, the Magpul AFG (Angled Fore-Grip) takes into account natural body mechanics and provides a comfortable and stable user interface that reduces fatigue and allows for more precise weapon control. By positioning the shooter’s hand high on the centerline of the bore, unlike conventional vertical fore-grips, the AFG helps mitigate recoil and control the weapon to facilitate faster, more accurate follow-up shots. Made in U.S.A..
CDI w Magpul Accessories
PRICE: $20.95      Buy It Now! 
The Magpul MOE Grip provides quality, tactile comfort, and durability in an economical, easily installed upgrade for the standard AR15/M16/M4 pistol grip. The ergonomic, hand filling design combines aggressive texturing with storage core capability. One-piece reinforced polymer construction provides simplicity while still maintaining the durability needed to withstand operational environments. The MOE Grip accepts optional storage cores for gear stowage and includes a basic grip cap. All mounting hardware is included – made in U.S.A.
PRICE:  $59.95     Buy It Now!
The Magpul MOE Stock (Magpul Original Equipment – MOE) is part of their line of firearm accessories designed to provide a high-quality, economical alternative to standard weapon parts. The MOE line distinguishes itself with simplified features, but maintains Magpul’s engineering and material quality. The Magpul MOE Stock is a drop-in replacement buttstock for AR15/M16 carbines using commercial-spec sized receiver extension tubes. Designed for light, fast action, the streamlined A-frame profile avoids snagging and shields the release latch to prevent accidental activation. An extended 0.55″ rubber butt-pad is included to provide positive shoulder purchase, and accommodates the longer, slanted back common to most commercial-spec tubes. Made in U.S.A.


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Todd J. Coons, Law Enforcement Sales Manager
What’s New in LE?
Here at Windham Weaponry we have been moving full speed ahead on the Individual Officer rifle orders. We delivered over 800 rifles to officers in the month of July, allowing us to make great gains in getting some of the long overdue IO orders delivered. I want to personally thank each of those officers that had placed orders for their patience during these extremely busy times.
Additionally, I have been able to work with many of my Law Enforcement Distributors around the country to set up a great Individual Officer Purchase Program. For information on a Distributor near you please contact me at .
In other LE news, I will be at the following upcoming shows in September:
  • Jerry’s Sports Center Demo Day – September 11th in Factoryville, PA
  • National Trooper’s Picnic – September 19th at the Mechanicsburg Club Grounds – Mechanicsburg, PA
Be Safe,
Todd J. Coons

The Intern's Cake

Featured Employees: 
Our Windham Weaponry Summer Students   
We had an awesome group helping us out this summer
and they are all heading back to school shortly. So, we
honored their hard work and many contributions over the
summer with a little party, and a cake, and a big Thank You
for everything they added while they were here.
The Interns 
They are: Erik Eliason, Drew Graham, Mason Douglas, Dakota Bush and Christian Coons. Missing from the photo is John Golder (shown at right). Thanks again to all, and best wishes in all your future endeavors!
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Contact Us:
Windham Weaponry, Inc.
999 Roosevelt Trail / PO Box 1900
Windham, Maine  04062   U.S.A. 
Tel: 207-893-2223
Fax: 207-893-1623
Sales/Customer Service:
Toll Free: 1-855-808-1888