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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

1988.8.377
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
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1988.8.377 | ca. 1950 | L: 41.75 in, Barrel length: 21 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | Needs inscription. no written record for this firearm. The .30-80 cartridge was developmental. Based on the 7.62mm Nato cartridge, the .30-80 was eventually renamed the .308 Winchester Centerfire | Model 80 | .30-80 WCF | 1988.8.377v1.jpg | 1988.8.377v2.jpg | bolt action | firearm | rifle | semi-pistol grip | prototype | checkered steel buttplate | serrated | tapered | ramp/bead (hood missing) | experimental | stock | barrel | oiled | adjustable semi-buckhorn | round barrel | receiver tapped for scope mounts | finish | one-piece walnut | blued overall | rear sight | magazine | box | front sight | trigger | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT

1988.8.378
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
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1988.8.378 | 1967-1972 | L: 40 in, Barrel length: 19.375 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | The Model 121 Single Shot 22 rim fire was designed to provide beginning and young shooters with a bolt action system that would provide a safe, efficient and reliable first firearm. In addition to handling one cartridge at a time, the rifle has a safety catch that automatically engages itself in the "safe" position each time the bolt handle is raised. The rifle cannot be discharged after each loading until the safety has been manually depressed. Three different versions of the basic model were available. The Youth model offers a short buttstock for the younger shooter; the Standard has a stock of conventional length for the average man-sized youngster or adult. In addition, a third, Deluxe, version has a standard length stock with the extra features of a Monte Carlo, fluted comb and sling swivels. The Deluxe rifle also has a special trigger mechanism and a ramped bead post front sight. The M/121 was introduced in 1967 as part of a matched family of 22 rim fire rifles and dropped from the line in 1973. A total of 72,561 were made (Barnes 1880). | Needs inscription. no written record for this firearm. | 1988.8.378v2.jpg | 1988.8.378v1.jpg | bolt action | firearm | rifle | remainder blued | plastic buttplate | round barrel | barrel | mauser type bolt | rear sight | finish | prototype | sporting | receiver grooved for scope mounts | stock | stained | aluminum trigger | adjustable flip-up v-notch | one-piece hardwood | semi-pistol grip | monte carlo profile | blade/bead | front sight | single shot | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT

1988.8.318
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
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1988.8.318 | ca. 1901 | L: 36.25 in, Barrel length: 19.5 in, H: 7.5 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | The Model 1903 self-loading rifle, designed by Thomas Crossley Johnson, was the first semi-automatic arm made by Winchester. It was also the first successful blowback action made in this country to handle .22 caliber rim fire cartridges. A special cartridge, the .22 Winchester automatic rim fire smokeless, was designed for the action of this rifle. Magazine capacity: 10 cartridges. This Model 1903 prototype differs with the final model in that it has no mechanical safety device, the stock is attached to the receiver with a single screw through the wrist, and it has an extended upper and lower tang. The opening to load cartridges in the magazine is on the right side of the buttstock and mimics the .22 caliber shape. The bolt actuating rod is a plunger type on the tip of the forend. | Cataloged by BCD 4/91. | Model 1903 | .22 caliber | none | 1988.8.318v2.jpg | 1988.8.318v1.jpg | firearm | sporting | curved steel buttplate | globe target | stock | prototype | barrel | varnished | recoil operated | open | magazine | round barrel | straight buttstock | walnut | drift and screw adjustable | front sight | also has adjustable tang peep sight with disk | repeating | tubular | finish | blued except for bolt actuating rod | rear sight | semi-automatic | rifle | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT | Johnson, Thomas Crossley | American

1988.8.404
American | Winchester Repeat...
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1988.8.404 | ca. 1965 | L: 40 in, Barrel length: 21 in, H: 6.5 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | This rifle is similar to the Model 135 prototype, except for the type of magazine feed. (See 1988.8.403) | no written record for this firearm. | 1988.8.404v1.jpg | 1988.8.404v2.jpg | rifle | firearm | bolt action | round barrel | magazine | plastic buttplate | receiver is slotted for scope mount and tapped in rear for peep sight | semi-pistol grip | adjustable | ramp/bead | rear sight | open | prototype | magazine feed in buttstock | front sight | barrel | finish | one-piece walnut | monte carlo profile | mauser type rear locking bolt | blued overall, except bolt body which appears unfinished | varnished | tubular | sporting | stock | American | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT

1988.8.280
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
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1988.8.280 | ca. 1886 | L: 47 in, Barrel length: 27.375 in, H: 7.75 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | The Model 1886 lever action repeating rifle was developed to handle powerful center fire cartridges. Based on a Browning patent (U.S. 306,577), with improvements by Winchester master designer William Mason, the Model 1886 incorporated strong vertical bolt locks and a very smooth action. Magazine capacity varied depending on magazine length and cartridge caliber (cartridges ranged from .33 W.C.F. to .50/110 Express). Receivers were casehardened until 1901, when blued finish became standard. This prototype incorporates Browning and Mason designs and is almost identical to the final production Model 1886. Minor differences include a receiver which is approximately 1/2-inch shorter, a more forward mounted hammer, slight difference in tang shape, circular opening in bolt top, and one extra screw and hole in left side of receiver. | NONE | Cataloged by BCD 4/91. Cartridge lifter does not work, and bolt does not push hammer to full cock. Old number W2038 is incorrect. | Model 1886 Prototype | .45 | 1988.8.280v2.jpg | 1988.8.280v1.jpg | firearm | stock | sporting | octagon barrel | finish | tubular | crescent buttplate | repeating | rear sight | blade | prototype | ladder | barrel | adjustable | two-piece walnut | front sight | magazine | in the white | Prototype Model 1886 Rifle Maker: Winchester Repeating Arms Co.; New Haven, CT Serial Number: None Caliber: .45 Date: ca. 1886 Catalogue Number: 1988.8.280 Gift of Olin Corporation Winchester Arms Collection The Model 1886 as finally manufactured incorporated designs developed by both John M. Browning and William Mason. | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT | American

1988.8.277
Mason, William | Winchester ...
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1988.8.277 | ca. 1901 | L: 46.25 in, Barrel length: 27 in, H: 7.5 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | The Model 1886 lever action repeating rifle was developed to handle powerful center fire cartridges. Based on a Browning patent (U.S. 306,577), with improvements by Winchester master designer William Mason, the Model 1886 incorporated strong vertical bolt locks and a very smooth action. Magazine capacity varied depending on magazine length and cartridge caliber (cartridges ranged from .33 W.C.F. to .50/110 Express). Receivers were casehardened until 1901, when blued finish became standard. This experimental Mark C, designed by William Mason, is a prototype of the Model 1886 with several unusual features. The loading gate cover is cammed, and moves up and forward to insert shells. In an attempt to reduce the length of the receiver, the typical locking mechanisms and solid rear moving bolt have been replaced by a series of complicated internal mechanisms. As the lever is moved down, a Peabody type block is dropped to eject the spent shell and cock the exposed hammer. When the lever is brought up, the block closes and guides a live round underneath it and into the chamber. The "exposed hammer" is more accurately a hammer lever since the face striking the firing pin is all contained in the receiver. Although this mechanism reduces the length of the receiver, it would be difficult to clear a malfunction or empty the magazine, since each round has to be loaded into the chamber before it can be removed. | NONE | Cataloged by BCD 4/91. | Experimental Mark | .44 | none | 1988.8.277v1.jpg | 1988.8.277v2.jpg | firearm | finish | heavy | long | repeating | magazine | barrel | stock | sporting | buttplate | prototype | experimental | blued | two-piece walnut | front sight | tubular | rear sight | crescent | in the white | round barrel | adjustable | blade (missing) | brass trap door | Experimental Mark C Rifle Maker: Winchester Repeating Arms Co.; New Haven, CT Serial Number: None Date: ca. 1901 Caliber: .44 Catalogue Number: 1988.8.277 Gift of Olin Corporation Winchester Arms Collection This sample was designed by William Mason in his further attempts to develop a lever action rifle capable of using high velocity cartridges. | Mason, William | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT

1988.8.403
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
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1988.8.403 | ca. 1965 | L: 40.25 in, Barrel length: 21 in, H: 6.5 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | This rifle is similar to the Model 145 prototype, except for the type of magazine feed. (See 1988.8.404) | breech/(Winchester proof marks)/pistol grip bottom/BM/ | Green caution tag attached to trigger guard/DO NOT FIRE FROM SHOULDER (ONLY ONE LOCKING LUG)/ Missing mag. no written record for this firearm. | 1988.8.403v1.jpg | 1988.8.403v2.jpg | firearm | rifle | bolt action | one-piece walnut | barrel | round barrel | monte carlo pattern | receiver slotted for scope mount | front sight | blued overall, except for bolt which appears to be chromed | prototype | detachable clip (missing) | sporting | plastic buttplate | open | checkered | adjustable | rear sight | magazine | varnished | finish | stock | mauser type bolt design | sling swivels attached | ramp/bead (hood missing) | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT | American

1988.8.337
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
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1988.8.337 | ca. 1965 | L: 39.75 in, Barrel length: 22 in, H: 6 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | This is the only Model 325 ever made; it is a .22 magnum version of the Model 320. Although R&D records date this rifle ca. 1965, production records place it around 1971. | Winchester R & D label on left side of stock. Masking tape label on right buttstock. no written record for this firearm | 1988.8.337v1.jpg | 1988.8.337v2.jpg | firearm | semi-automatic | rifle | barrel | one-piece walnut | varnished | round barrel | front sight | magazine | stock | receiver matted and grooved for scope mounts | semi-pistol grip | plastic buttplate | blued overall, except parts of bolt which are white | adjustable v notch | prototype | finish | rear sight | sling swivels attached | bolt action | detachable clip | sporting | monte carlo profile | serrated trigger | ramp/bead (hood missing) | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT | American

1988.8.652
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
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1988.8.652 | ca. 1965 | L: 39.25 in, Barrel length: 20 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | The Model 320 repeating, clip loading, bolt action 22 rim fire rifle was introduced by Winchester in 1971 simultaneously with the Model 310 single shot rifle. Essentially, the Model 320 rifle is a modified version of the Model 310 with a clip loading feature to make it a repeater. A companion 22 Magnum rim fire rifle, the Model 325, was announced, but never produced. The M/320 was last listed in 1974 (Barnes: 1980). The modified stock on this Model 320 indicates that it is a prototype, and not a final production piece. | magazine/WINCHESTER/22 S.L AND L.R./barrel and receiver/[Winchester proofmarks]/ | Cataloged by BCD 4/91. Winchester R&D label on buttstock. Bolt Action repeating sporting rifle. Ramp | bead front sight. Rear adjustable V notch sight. Detachable clip. Blued overall. One piece pine, stained, semi-pistol grip, Monte Carlo profile, plastic buttplate with Winchester logo type. Receiver grooved for scope mounts. Sling swivels attached. Rear locking bolt design. | .22 Long; .22 Long Rifle | 1988.8.652v1.jpg | 1988.8.652v2.jpg | rifle | firearm | bolt action | rear locking bolt design | monte carlo profile | blued overall | stock partially filled in in front of receiver | detachable box | semi-pistol grip | round barrel | receiver slotted for scope mount | barrel | plastic buttplate | rear sight | magazine | sling swivels attached | one-piece walnut | finish | prototype | sporting | stock | ramp/bead | adjustable v-notch | except for bolt which is a combination of unfinished and possibly chromed metal | front sight | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT

1988.8.197
American | Winchester Repeat...
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1988.8.197 | ca. 1877 | L: 52.5 in, Barrel length: 31.5 in, H: 8 in | The Hotchkiss magazine rifle was invented by Benjamin Hotchkiss, an American living in Paris, France. In 1877, Winchester bought the rights to manufacture and sell the arm in hopes of obtaining government contracts. This was the first bolt action, repeating rifle produced by Winchester and it used a tubular magazine in the buttstock. Three styles of Hotchkiss were produced between 1879 and 1899, nearly all were in the military "musket" style. This experimental/prototype is a First Model Hotchkiss rifle, 1879-1880. | Hotchkiss-Berdan Musket | .50 | none | 1988.8.197.JPG | firearm | magazine | tubular | experimental/variant bolt and bolt handle | round barrel | barrel | berdan pattern | hotchkiss | experimental | prototype | musket | military | American | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT