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1988.8.3880
Austrian | firearm | percuss...
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1988.8.3880 | Barrel length: 10 in | Dexter says, This is the only martial plate to adomt the pill lock in all of Europe." Lock staped #854. Brass front barrel, stamped 0/14. Brass butt. Heavey brass trigger guard. .68 cal. 10" barrel. from Sedgley OS SX | LOCKPLATE: 854. front band: 0/14 | 1988.8.3880.v1.jpg | 1988.8.3880.v2.jpg | firearm | percussion | pill lock | pistol | iron mounted. | open. brass blade front | barrel | smoothbore. | sights | stock | round | trigger | walnut | plain | rear sight mounted on barrel tang. | Austrian Model 1851 Pill-Ignition Percussion Cavalry Pistol Maker: Unknown; Unknown, Austria Serial Number: Not Serially Numbered Caliber: .69 Date: ca. 1851 Catalog Number: 1988.8.3880 Gift of Olin Corporation Winchester Arms Collection | Austrian

1988.8.3809
Unknown | pistol | firearm |...
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1988.8.3809 | 1840-1850 | Barrel length: 3.75 in | American Underhammer, Bootleg Pistol. Trigger guard forms mainspring. See #P-1654 for note on underhammer pistols. | American Underhammer, Bootleg Pistol | 1988.8.3809.v2.jpg | 1988.8.3809.v1.jpg | pistol | firearm | percussion | barrel | sights | trigger | octagon to round | plain | open | American Underhammer Percussion Bootleg Pistol Maker: Unknown; United States Serial Number: Not Serially Numbered Caliber: .36 Date: 1840-1850 Catalog Number: 1988.8.3809 Gift of Olin Corporation Winchester Arms Collection | Unknown

1988.8.3886
percussion | firearm | pisto...
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1988.8.3886 | Barrel length: 9.5 in | Foreign Martial Pistol. 9 ½" barrel. .64 cal. Stamped 20 L 725 / 63. Brass mounted Butt cap marked 63, hammer has safety hook on back. Apparently altered from Flint | Stamped 20 L 725 / 63. Brass mounted Butt cap marked 63 | .64 cal | 1988.8.3886.JPG | percussion | firearm | pistol | barrel | iron mounted. | walnut | sights | stock | plain | trigger | rear sight mounted on barrel tang. | smoothbore. | round | open. brass blade front

1988.8.283
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
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1988.8.283 | ca. 1911 | L: 46.25 in, Barrel length: 29.875 in, H: 8 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | This demonstrator/salesroom sample has been cut away on the left side, from the chamber to the end of the tang. | lower tang/105793/upper tang/PAT. OCT. 7TH 79./-WINCHESTER-/top bbl/MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN CONN. U.S.A. PATENTED OCT. 7. 79. MAY 28. 07./38-55/ | Cataloged by BCD 4/91. There is no separate written record for this firearm. | Model 1885 | .38-55 | 105793 | 1988.8.283v1.jpg | 1988.8.283.JPG | 1988.8.283v2.jpg | firearm | barrel | ebony inlaid schnoble forend tip | sample | lever, block, and buttplate casehardened | varnished | adjustable | single shot | blued | sporting | drop block | octagon barrel | two-piece walnut | open | stock | finish | takedown | buckhorn | rear sight | front sight | blade | crescent buttplate | Cut-a-way Model 1885 Single Shot Rifle Maker: Winchester Repeating Arms Co.; New Haven, CT Serial Number: 105793 Date: ca. 1911 Caliber: .38-55 Catalogue Number: 1988.8.283 Gift of Olin Corporation Winchester Arms Collection This skeletonized Model 1885 was built for use by the Winchester company's advertising department in preparation of ad illustrations. | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT

1988.8.117
Johnson, Thomas Crossley | W...
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1988.8.117 | ca. 1915 | L: 43.875 in, Barrel length: 22.875 in, H: 8.25 in | The Model 54 was the first Winchester bolt action, repeating rifle designed for heavy, high velocity ammunition. A new cartridge, the .270 Winchester, was developed in concert with the rifle design. In all, this rifle was chambered for .270 Winchester, .30 Govt. 06, .30/30 W.C.F., 7mm, 7.65mm, 250-3000 Savage, .22 Hornet, .220 Swift and .275 Roberts. The manufacture of this model was discontinued in 1936; 50,145 were made. Magazine capacity: 5 cartridges (detachable box magazine). This Winchester experimental sample was originally made as a sporting rifle and later changed to musket form. | top of receiver/.30 GOV' 06/ | Model A | .30-06 | none | 1988.8.117.JPG | 1988.8.117v1.jpg | 1988.8.117v2.jpg | firearm | barrel | experimental | repeating | two band fastened | full | finish | blued | round barrel | takedown | with bayonet lug | bolt action | stock | musket | military | rifle | Johnson, Thomas Crossley | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT

1988.8.208
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
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1988.8.208 | 1878-1884 | overall length: 58.75 in, Barrel length: 42.75 in, H: 9.5 in | This breech-loading shotgun of massive size and weight was manufactured in England for the Winchester Co. It was made for and used by T.G. Bennett, the second president of W.R.A. and Oliver Winchester's son-in-law. | lower tang/1120/PL receiver/4 1/2/top of barrel/WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO (THE WILD FLOWER) NEW HAVEN CONN. U.S.A./PR sideplate/WINCHESTER'S REPEATING/(ARMS CO.)/ | Made for the personal use of Thomas G. Bennet, Oliver F. Winchester's son-in-law. | Wild Fowler Model | 4 gauge | 1120 | 1988.8.208.jpg | firearm | barrel | horn | checked | stock | forearm tip | frame, lockplate, hammer and opening lever casehardened | breech-loading | walnut | forearm | pistol grip | damascus | finish | single barrel | shotgun | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT

1988.8.3881
German | V.L. Suhl, Germany ...
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1988.8.3881 | Barrel length: 9.25 in | German martial pistol. 9 1/4" barrel. .61 Cal. Brass mounted swivel ram rods. Lock marked Suhl. 1273/1272 From Wedworth Wadsworth, Durham Conn, in trade GSX | LOCKPLATE: Suhl | .61 cal | 1988.8.3881.JPG | pistol | firearm | percussion | barrel | open. brass blade front | stock | plain | sights | smoothbore. | rear sight mounted on barrel tang. | round | iron mounted. | trigger | walnut | German | V.L. Suhl, Germany

1988.8.1217
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
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1988.8.1217 | 1879 | L: 30 in, Barrel length: 14.375 in, H: 9 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | One of a pair of consecutively numbered Model 1885 "Baby" carbines featuring identical finish and similar embellishment. This carbine has select grained walnut stocking without checkering. The frame and buttplate are gold plated, and the remainder is nickel plated. The engraving, with deer motif reminiscent of the 1897 "Highly Finished Arms" catalog, is attributed to John Ulrich. | [lower tang:] PAT. OCT. 7TH 79 73885 [top of barrel:] MANUFACTURED BY THE; - WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A. [top of barrel near receiver:] 44 W.C.F. | .44 W.C.F. | 73885 | 1988.8.1217VIEW1.JPG | 1988.8.1217VIEW2.JPG | deer | floral | firearm | carbine | blade front | barrel | deluxe walnut | adjustable carbine rear. | trigger | stock | plain | round | sights | carbine type. | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT

1988.8.350
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
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1988.8.350 | ca. 1935 | L: 42.25 in, Barrel length: 22.75 in | Due to wide use in World War I, the bolt action rifle became popular in America during the 1920s. A concurrent interest in precision small bore competitive shooting led Winchester to produce the Model 52. Designed by Thomas Crossley Johnson, the Model 52 has become the leading arm in small bore accuracy. It is available in a variety of styles and weights, and has a magazine capacity of 5 cartridges. This Model 52 rifle is one of a sample lot made in Winchester's experimental shop, before fixtures were ready for regular production. It was made in 1919 for a shoot at Caldwell, NJ, and placed in the factory collection on October 25, 1921. Special features include: snap-on sling mounts, serrated trigger for pull and over travel, and receiver tapped for scope mounts. | Needs inscription and dimensions. | Lyman rear sight. Sling ring missing . Box magazine missing. Monte Carlo stock . Two piece stock, dove tailed at breech. | Model 52 | none | 1988.8.350.JPG | 1988.8.350.jpg | 1988.8.350v1.jpg | 1988.8.350v2.jpg | 1988.8.350v1.jpg | 1988.8.350v2.jpg | firearm | blued overall | pistol grip | barrel | repeating | ebony stock tip | one-piece walnut | round barrel | magazine | rear sight | detachable clip (missing) | sporting | deluxe checkered | tapered | front sight | stock | monte carlo cheekpiece | checkered steel buttplate | finish | ramp | varnished | receiver mounted lyman peep | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT

1988.8.653
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
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1988.8.653 | ca. 1965 | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | The Model 770 Bolt Action Rifle was introduced in 1969 in both standard and magnum sporting rifles, and in nine calibers. Designed for sportsmen who wanted a bolt action rifle with the features long associated with the Model 70, but at an economical price, the Model 770 was planned to fill a gap somehwere between the popular, higher priced Model 70 and the Model 670, a basic and inexpensive bolt action rifle marketed in 1964. The M/770 was dropped from the line in 1972; a total of 20,938 were manufactured (Barnes: 1980). | Cataloged by BCD 4/91. Needs inscription and dimensions. | .30-06 Springfield | 1988.8.653v1.jpg | 1988.8.653v2.jpg | bolt action | firearm | rifle | barrel | repeating | blued | checkered buttplate | receiver tapped for scope mount | round barrel | hooded ramp | sling swivels | walnut | front sight | stock | sporting | varnished | magazine | matte receiver and barrel | stock has single cross bolt reinforcement under receiver | checkered | semi-pistol grip | internal box | finish | adjustable open | raised cheek piece | tapered | except bolt and magazine | rear sight | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT

1988.8.389
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
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1988.8.389 | ca. 1965 | L: 40 in, Barrel length: 19.625 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | This is the sample model for the 1-260 Sears rifle. | Needs inscription. no written record for this firearm. | 1988.8.389v2.jpg | 1988.8.389v1.jpg | bolt action | rifle | firearm | stock | one-piece walnut | barrel | sporting | prototype | plastic buttplate | finish | round barrel | single shot | blued overall | semi-pistol grip | varnished | rear sight | mauser type locking bolt | blade/bead | adjustable v-notch | front sight | receiver grooved for scope mounts | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT

1988.8.2445
Savage Arms Co., Utica, N.Y....
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1988.8.2445 | 1914 | L: 6.5 in, Barrel length: 3.5 in, H: 4.25 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | Savage Model 1907 Automatic (Semi-automatic) Pocket Pistol. Mfr. ca. 1907 to 1926; about 209,791 made. Staggered-column box magazine in grip. Capacity 10 cartridges. Based on design of larger .45 caliber military type automatic pistol developed by E.H. Searle and made by Savage. The Model 1907 was Savage's first model made for civilian sale. Early production had all metal checkered grips with Indian head design. Breechblock is unlocked by caming action of barrel when pistol is fired. Breechblock moved backward by rearward pressure on its face. Spring loaded forward. Savage dates. Savage Repeating Arms Co. ca. 1894-1899. Savage Arms Co. 1899-1917. Savage Arms Corporation 1917 to date. See Automatic Weapons of The World by Melvin M. Johnson Jr. and Charles T. Haven. Pg. 273 & 274. | top of slide: Savage Arms Corp. Utica. N.Y. U.S.A. cal.32./ Patented November 21. 1905.-7.65M-M. [front of receiver:] 107745 [frame, left side:] fire [center of both grips:] Savage/ quality | Front sight missing; reblued; a-gun; b-clip; (Remarks info from record originally marked 1988.8.2102) | .32 ACP | 107745 | 1988.8.2445.JPG | breech-loading | repeater | pistol | metallic cartridge | firearm | plain | barrel | open v | blade | grips | steel | stock | front | circular | designed | open | panel | sights | rear | trigger | hard rubber | plastic | round | Savage Arms Co., Utica, N.Y.

1988.8.3810
Unknown | pistol | percussio...
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1988.8.3810 | 1840-1860 | Barrel length: 6.375 in | American Underhammer, Bootleg Pistol. No trigger guard. See #P-1654 for note on underhammer pistols. | American Underhammer, Bootleg Pistol | 1988.8.3810.JPG | pistol | percussion | firearm | barrel | octagon to round | trigger | plain | Unknown

1988.8.267
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
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1988.8.267 | 1890 | L: 40.5 in, Barrel length: 23.625 in, H: 7.375 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | The Model 1890 was the most popular repeating rifle, using rimfire cartridges for general, all around informal shooting purposes, ever made by Winchester. For many years it was also generally considered the universal firearm for use in shooting galleries. This developmental rifle displays many features not seen in later production models. | Winchester Model 1890 | sample | .22 | not serially numbered | 1988.8.267v1.jpg | 1988.8.267v2.jpg | 1988.8.267.jpg | 1988.8.267v2 (2).jpg | firearm | barrel | plain | finish | trigger | tubular | in the white | fine toolroom machine work | developmental | magazine | octagon barrel | repeating | rifle | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT

1988.8.538
American | Whitney Arms Co.,...
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1988.8.538 | ca. 1851 | L: 9 in, Barrel length: 3.5 in, H: 4.125 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | The hooded cylinder is the distinguishing feature of this Whitney pocket revolver. The cylinder hood provides protection from flash back when the revolver is fired. Only some two hundred of these pocket revolvers were manufactured. | Whitney Pocket Revolver | 1988.8.538v1.jpg | 1988.8.538v2.jpg | percussion | revolver | firearm | barrel | bag shape | sights | plain | stock | trigger | two piece | walnut grips | bead front | octagon | open | American | Whitney Arms Co., New Haven, CT

1988.8.881
Sharps Rifle Manufacturing C...
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1988.8.881 | 1878 | L: 46.25 in, Barrel length: 30.75 in, H: 6.25 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | The hammerless action of this Sharps Model 1878 was designed by Hugo Borchardt. The barrel was made by Horace Warner who worked at Syracuse, N.Y. about 1860-1881 and at Ridgeway, Pa. about 1881-1890. The barrel is drilled and tapped on underside, 4.5 inches from the muzzle for mounting on a bench rest. The Borchardt action was introduced by Sharps in 1878. The number of arms with this combination action and barrel is unknown, but quite rare. | BARREL: H. WARNER. RECEIVER: PATENT DECEMBER 1876. | none listed | 7026 | 1988.8.881v2.jpg | 1988.8.881v1.jpg | rifle | firearm | lever action | barrel | mid-range vernier rear mounted at tang. | plain | sights | trigger | checkered pistol grip | stock | falling block | walnut | target | beach combination front | octagon | shotgun butt. | Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Co., Hartford, CT | American

1988.8.830
American | Smith & Wesson, S...
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1988.8.830 | ca. 1873 | L: 13.375 in, Barrel length: 8 in, H: 5 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | The Smith & Wesson Second Model American revolver was manufactured 1872-1874; about 20,735 were made. It can be distinguished from the First Model American by its larger diameter trigger pin. This revolver was used in W.R.A. Co.'s ballistic laboratory to test ammunition. | record indicates there is one, but it is not listed | Smith & Wesson Second Model American #3 Single Action revolver | .44 | 11164 | 1988.8.830v1.jpg | 1988.8.830v2.jpg | firearm | stock | barrel | fluted | trigger | butt | blade front | six-shot | open | walnut grips | round barrel | plain | squared | open v rear on latch | Cylinder | sights | revolver | top break action | American | Smith & Wesson, Springfield, MA

1988.8.718
William H. Elliot | American...
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1988.8.718 | ca. 1880 | L: 4.625 in, Barrel length: 2.5 in, H: 3 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | top bbl/REMINGTONS. ILION. N.Y./ELLIOT.PAT.AUG.27.1867/bottom frame and bbl/5251/ | 1988.8.718.jpg | firearm | pistol | metallic cartridge | barrel | plain | round | walnut grips | trigger | sights | stock | bead front | open | William H. Elliot | American | Remington Arms Co., Ilion, NY | designer

1988.8.3932
Fayetteville Armory, Fayette...
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1988.8.3932 | ca. 1862 | Barrel length: 7.125 in | This piece is believed to be a U.S. Model 1855 pistol-carbine, having a lock marked "Fayetteville-C.S.A.-1862". This is most likely not original to the piece, although it may reflect use by southern forces during the War between the States. | LOCKPLATE: FAYETTEVILLE-C.S.A.-1862. | 1988.8.3932.JPG | firearm | pistol | percussion | barrel | sights | trigger | round | walnut | stock | plain | open plain carbine type. | brass mounted with detachable shoulder stock. | Fayetteville Armory, Fayetteville, NC | American

1.69.2143
Winchester | rifle | barrel ...
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1.69.2143 | Barrel length: 6.5 in, overall length: 12 in | Serial No. 232207B | Frame and sawed off barrel Winchester model 1906 Semi-automatic rifle. .22 cal. | 1.69.2143.JPG | rifle | barrel | semi-automatic | sawed off | Winchester

1990.3.3
Ithaca Gun Co., Ithaca, NY |...
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1990.3.3 | 1932-1942 | L: 46.5 in, Barrel length: 30.25 in, H: 6 in | Gift of Leigh F. Coffin and Leigh M. Coffin in Memory of Jane M. Coffin | Ithaca "New Ithaca Double", Double Barrel Shotgun, Grade 4 Maker: Ithaca Gun Company; Ithaca, NY Serial Number: 500438 Gauge: 12 (2-3/4" chambers) Barrel Length: 30" (with ventilated rib) Date: 1937 Catalogue Number: 1990.3.3 Gift of Leigh F. Coffin and Leigh M. Coffin in Memory of Jane M. Coffin | L sidepelate: ITHACA GUN CO.; R sideplate: ITHACA, N.Y.; Lower tang: 500438; buttplate: ITHACA/GUN CO./ITHACA,NY/PAT'D APPLIED FOR; water table: 500438 PAT'D | 12 (2-3/4" chambers) | 500438 | 1990.3.3v2.jpg | 1990.3.3v1.jpg | duck | pheasant | firearm | raised rib | high gloss varnish | barrel | fancy walnut | single | polished | red rubber recoil pad | finish | forend | ebony inlay | two white beads | blued barrels | checkered | double barrel | trigger | beaver tail | color casehardened receiver | magazine | stock | none | in the white | engraved | pistol grip | break-open | shotgun | Ithaca "New Ithaca Double", Double Barrel Shotgun, Grade 4 Maker: Ithaca Gun Company; Ithaca, NY Serial Number: 500438 Gauge: 12 (2-3/4" chambers) Barrel Length: 30" (with ventilated rib) Date: 1937 Catalogue Number: 1990.3.3 Gift of Leigh F. Coffin and Leigh M. Coffin in Memory of Jane M. Coffin | Ithaca Gun Co., Ithaca, NY | American

1988.8.134
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
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1988.8.134 | ca. 1908 | L: 38.125 in, Barrel length: 19.375 in, H: 8.5 in | bottom clip/.351 CAL/end of stock/WINCHESTER/TRADE-MARK/REPEATING/ARMS CO./ | Winchester R & D label on PL stock. | Model 1907 | .351 | none | 1988.8.134v2.jpg | 1988.8.134v1.jpg | firearm | blade | two-piece walnut | barrel | take down | rear sight | finish | tapered | semi-pistol grip | varnished | adjustable semi-buckhorn | magazine | round barrel | entirely cutaway on left side from wrist nearly the length of forepiece to demonstrate internal mechanism | semi-automatic | stock | sporting | front sight | detachable box | blued overall | hard plastic buttplate | repeating | rifle | cutaway | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT

1988.8.333
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
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1988.8.333 | ca. 1965 | L: 42.75 in, Barrel length: 22 in, H: 6 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | The Winchester Model 670 was introduced in 1966 with three versions available--Carbine, Sporting Rifle, and Magnum Sporting Rifle--and in seven center fire calibers. The M/670 was designed to fill the needs of outdoorsmen seeking a dependable bolt action arm for hard day-in-day-out use, combining accuracy with style and economy. It features: recessed bolt face to completely enclose and support the cartridge head for ultimate safety; free-floating barrel for best accuracy; wide serrated trigger with greater finger bearing surface for improved trigger control. Red indicator shows when the rifle is cocked. Two-position safety locks the firing pin when in the safe (rear) position, but not the bolt, to allow safe removal of cartridges from the magazine. The safety is off when pushed fully forward. The Model 670 was discontinued in 1979. A total of 287,648 guns were produced from 1966-1979 in Winchester's New Haven plant. This experimental Model 670 was made for the possible development of a .222 Remington rifle. | left side of barrel/222 REM./right side of receiver/902949/left side of receiver/WINCHESTER/TRADE MARK/ | Winchester R & D label on left side of stock./Gun. 3/label on underside of stock; masking tape on butt. Green label tied to barrel/700 rds fired 8-21-68 9-12-68/. No written record for this firearm | 1988.8.333v2.jpg | 1988.8.333v1.jpg | bolt action | rifle | firearm | barrel | serrated trigger | monte carlo profile | ramp/bead (hood missing) | press checkered | varnished | one-piece walnut | sporting | front sight | rear sight | internal box | adjustable v notch | stock | magazine | blued overall except for bolt body which is in the white, and magazine feed which appears to be chrome or nickel-plated | round barrel | semi-pistol grip | checkered, plastic buttplate, receiver tapped for scope mounts | finish | tapered | experimental | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT | American

1988.8.412
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
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1988.8.412 | ca. 1919 | L: 13.375 in, Barrel length: 10.125 in, H: 4.75 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | This Winchester bolt action, single shot target pistol is made from the receiver and barrel of a Model 1902 rifle. It was most likely made by factory employees for personal use. | NONE. | .22 caliber | 1988.8.412.v1.jpg | 1988.8.412.v2.jpg | firearm | bolt action | pistol | barrel | round | single shot | trigger | plain | open rear. | sights | stock | post and bead front | walnut grips. | Winchester Model 1902 Target Pistol Maker: Winchester Repeating Arms Co.; New Haven, CT Serial Number: Not Serially Numbered Caliber: .22 LR Date: ca. 1919 Catalog Number: 1988.8.412 Gift of Olin Corporation Winchester Arms Collection | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT | American