VISIT

Plan an in-person visit

SUPPORT

The Center needs you

SHOP

Browse our online store

1988.8.281
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
add to galleryremove from gallery

1988.8.281 | 1895 | L: 46.125 in, Barrel length: 27.25 in, H: 8 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | The Model 1895 was the first successful box magazine, lever action repeating rifle ever produced. Based on John Browning design patent (U.S. 549,345), this model was adapted to high powered smokeless cartridges (.30/40 Krag, .38/72 W.C.F., .40/72 W.C.F., .303 British, .35 W.C.F., .405 W.C.F., .30 Govt. 03, .30 Govt. 06, and 7.62 M/M Russian). About the first 5000 Model 1895 arms were produced with flat side receivers. Nearly 300,000 were produced in musket pattern in 7.62mm for the Russian government during 1915-1916. Magazine capacity: varied with cartridge chambering. | lower tang:19;upper tang:WINCHESTER/--/MODEL 1895;bbl top:MANUFACTURED BY THE/-WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN CONN/30 U.S./ | Cataloged by BCD 4/91. | .30-40 KRAG | 19 | 1988.8.281v1.jpg | 1988.8.281v2.jpg | firearm | sling swivel | early flat side | receiver | lever action | forestock | adjustable | military metal buttplate | blade | blued | barrel | military | stock | musket length | hammer and trigger group casehardened | integrated box | rear sight | front sight | finish | two-piece walnut | magazine | round barrel | finger grooves under rear sight | varnished | repeating | sample | musket | military | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT

1.69.1497
New Haven Arms Co. | rifle |...
add to galleryremove from gallery

1.69.1497 | 1860-1866 | Barrel length: 23.5 in, overall length: 43.25 in, weight: 150 oz | Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Fulks | Inscribed on top of barrel, Henry's Patent Oct. 16, 1860/Manufact'd By the New Haven Arms Co. New Haven, CT. | Henry rifle, c. 1860-1866, brass receiver, standard sights, octagon barrel, sling swivel on left side, rod stored in butt, caliber .44-40 rimfire. | 4871 | 1.69.1497v2.jpg | 1.69.1497v1.jpg | rifle | receiver | octagon | barrel | sights | sling swivel | brass | standard | New Haven Arms Co.

1988.8.429
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
add to galleryremove from gallery

1988.8.429 | L: 46 in, Barrel length: 29 in, H: 6 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | This sample rifle is the same as the regular Winchester single shot rifle, exept that it has a special device in the receiver for cocking the hammer and a special trigger device, also in the receiver. | NONE | no written record for this firearm. | 1988.8.429.JPG | 1988.8.429v1.jpg | 1988.8.429v2.jpg | lever action | firearm | rifle | receiver | thick-wall | octagon | round barrel | finish | single shot | barrel | in the white | high-wall | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT

1988.8.162
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
add to galleryremove from gallery

1988.8.162 | ca. 1866 | L: 43 in, Barrel length: 23.125 in, H: 8.75 in | The all-brass forend slides forward to expose the operture. | Ref. Flayderman: serial number located on tang, inside. | 1988.8.162v1.jpg | 1988.8.162v2.jpg | lever action | rifle | firearm | front sight | henry | folding | experimental | receiver | rear sight | tubular | repeating | recess in buttstock for jointed cleaning rod | briggs patent | buttplate | made from us indian head cent | magazine | brass | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT

1988.8.565
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
add to galleryremove from gallery

1988.8.565 | ca. 1964 | L: 50.75 in, Barrel length: 29 in, H: 7 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | The Winchester Model 1200 slide action shotgun, in Standard Grade, was introduced in 1964. This all-new gun had a rifle-type, head-locking, rotating bolt with four lugs that lock into the barrel extension. This new design eliminated stress and strain to the gun's receiver during firing (Barnes: 1980). This experimental Model 1200 was submitted for sales approval but never manufactured with these engraved designs. | left bbl/WINCHESTER MADE IN U.S.A./MODEL 1200 - 12 GA. -2-3/4 CHAM. - WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL - FULL/ | Cataloged by BCD 4/91. | 12 gauge | A5 | 1988.8.565.JPG | dog | birds | game | firearm | alloy receiver black anodized | improvised trigger pull adjustment screw mounted on trigger | two-piece walnut | blued | front sight | repeating | cross bolt safety in forward trigger guard | tubular | magazine | stock | sporting | bolt jeweled and in the white | receiver | engraved | metal grip cap | varnished | red recoil pad | checkered | bead | rolled type | finish | slide release in rear | slide action | shotgun | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT

1988.8.164
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
add to galleryremove from gallery

1988.8.164 | ca. 1866 | L: 43.5 in, Barrel length: 23.375 in, H: 8.75 in | Magazine is unlocked by turning piece at forward end out of engagement with the barrel. When the spring lock at the rear end of the magazine is pushed inward, the magazine can be drawn forward, exposing the loading opening. | Ref Hall: 9562 on left side of upper tang; 9790 inside buttplate; 13,546 stamped on wooden stock in inletting for upper tang. | 1988.8.164v1.jpg | 1988.8.164v2.jpg | rifle | lever action | firearm | altered | brass | magazine | tubular | briggs patent | recess in buttstock for jointed cleaning rod | buttplate | receiver | experimental | repeating | henry | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT

1988.8.171
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
add to galleryremove from gallery

1988.8.171 | ca. 1868 | L: 50.625 in, Barrel length: 28.5 in, H: 8.25 in | Model 1868 Musket | .45 | none | 1988.8.171.JPG | firearm | full | in the white | receiver | massive | lever action | iron | finish | casehardened receiver | stock | military | musket | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT | American

1988.8.436
Mason, William | Winchester ...
add to galleryremove from gallery

1988.8.436 | 1888 - 1889 | L: 42 in, Barrel length: 24 in, H: 7 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | This experimental Winchester rifle, designed by William Mason, is a remarkable piece, with contours of the iron receiver being almost identical to those of the Model 1873, only miniaturized. The machine work on this rifle is of exceptional quality. | No inscription. No rear site. | .22 RF | not serially numbered | 1988.8.436v2.jpg | 1988.8.436v1.jpg | 1988.8.436v2.jpg | 1988.8.436v1.jpg | 1988.8.436.jpg | firearm | rifle | lever action | magazine | barrel | iron | in the white | experimental | finish | tubular | receiver | repeating | octagon barrel | Mason, William | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT

1988.8.287
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
add to galleryremove from gallery

1988.8.287 | 1896 | L: 46.5 in, Barrel length: 27.25 in, H: 7.5 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | The Model 1895 was the first successful box magazine, lever action repeating rifle ever produced. Based on John Browning design patent (U.S. 549,345), this model was adapted to high powered smokeless cartridges (.30/40 Krag, .38/72 W.C.F., .40/72 W.C.F., .303 British, .35 W.C.F., .405 W.C.F., .30 Govt. 03, .30 Govt. 06, and 7.62 M/M Russian). About the first 5000 Model 1895 arms were produced with flat side receivers. Nearly 300,000 were produced in musket pattern in 7.62mm. for the Russian government during 1915-1916. The lever on this experimental Model 1895 rifle has been cut off at the trigger and a highly modified Lee straight pull bolt handle attached. This modification forms a trigger guard and brings the bolt handle up to the middle of the stock wrist. Although well executed, the modification is a poor design, as the bolt handle knob rests against the shooter's right index finger knuckle and interferes when lowering the hammer. Magazine capacity: varied with cartridge chambering. | lower tang:556;PL trigger:PAT. NOV. 5.1895./-NOV. 12. 1895-;upper tang:WINCHESTER/--/ MODEL 1895;top of barrel:MANUFACTURED BY THE//-WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.-/30 U.S./ | Cataloged by BCD 4/91. | Winchester Model 1895 | prototype | .30-40 KRAG | 556 | 1988.8.287v1.jpg | 1988.8.287v2.jpg | firearm | crescent | blued | two-piece walnut | sporting | stock | open | early flat side | lever in the white | blade | round barrel | adjustable | experimental | barrel | receiver | integrated box | front sight | buttplate | repeating | trigger group, hammer, and buttplate casehardened | finish | magazine | rear sight | rifle | lever action | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT

1988.8.409
Whitney Arms Co., Whitneyvil...
add to galleryremove from gallery

1988.8.409 | ca. 1880 | L: 15.5 in, Barrel length: 4.375 in, H: 6.125 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | This cutaway model is a complete receiver and all internal parts for the Whitney/Kennedy lever action rifle. It was a special factory demonstrator for display use. | Needs inscription. | .44 caliber | R360 | 1988.8.409v1.jpg | 1988.8.409v2.jpg | Other | cutaway | advertising medium | finish | blued | receiver | Whitney Arms Co., Whitneyville, Conn.

1988.8.158
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
add to galleryremove from gallery

1988.8.158 | ca. 1866 | L: 53.75 in, Barrel length: 33.25 in, H: 8 in | Experimental Winchester military musket. Has a variation of Briggs patent, with a sliding cover for the loading port in underside of magazine near breech end. Briggs patent, October 16, 1866, was for a sliding magazine tube. Toggle joint action similar to Henry, Winchester Model 1866, 1873, etc. Iron receiver and brass carrier similar to Model 1873. Unusual walnut side panels in place of forend; three band fastened. Knurled iron sliding cover for magazine loading port. There is a small block pivoted at the bottom of the receiver just in front of the finger lever trigger guard that can be used as a single loader. Spring latch at back end of finger lever for locking the lever closed. Folding leaf rear sight graduated to 1000 yards. Blade type front sight. | PL stock/O.F. WINCHESTER/NEW HAVEN, CT/U.S.A. | 1988.8.158v1.jpg | 1988.8.158v2.jpg | repeating | firearm | musket | military | rear sight | brass | stock | with inscribed silver plaque on left side | walnut | blade type | iron | front sight | carrier | receiver | graduated to 1000 yards | folding leaf | experimental | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT | Johnson, Thomas Crossley

1988.8.415
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
add to galleryremove from gallery

1988.8.415 | 1859-1860 | L: 8 in, H: 4.5 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | This model is a complete receiver with lever and all internal parts for the Volcanic brass frame rifle. It shows the bolt alteration to adapt to a rimfire cartridge. | This receiver is the original model constructed by Benjamin Tyler Henry to demonstrate the feasibility of manufacturing reperating rifles using metallic cartridges. The arm developed from this model was the renowned Henry rifle, which in turn was modified to become the Winchester rifle. | 1988.8.415v1.jpg | 1988.8.415v2.jpg | firearm | receiver | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT | Volcanic Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT

1988.8.437
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
add to galleryremove from gallery

1988.8.437 | L: 42 in, Barrel length: 24 in, H: 7 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | This experimental Winchester rifle, designed by William Mason, is a remarkable piece, with contours of the iron receiver being almost identical to those of the Model 1873, only miniaturized. The machine work on this rifle is of exceptional quality. | Inscription? | .22 | not serially numbered | 1988.8.437v1.jpg | 1988.8.437v2.jpg | 1988.8.437v1.jpg | 1988.8.437v2.jpg | 1988.8.437.jpg | rifle | firearm | lever action | magazine | iron | barrel | octagon barrel | tubular | finish | in the white | receiver | repeating | experimental | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT | Mason, William