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1988.8.1395
Frank Wesson, Worcester, MA,...
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1988.8.1395 | 1863-1876 | L: 39 in, Barrel length: 24.25 in, H: 7.5 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | This gun was called "Gallery and Small Game Rifle No. 2" by the Massachusetts Arms Co. Although it was manufactured by the Mass. Arms Co., it is known by the name of the patentee and is called a Maynard rifle. The rifle was used in the Winchester Ballistics Laboratory to test ammunition. The total number made is unknown but production was large. | top of barrel: FRANK WESSON WORCERTER, MASS./PAT'D OCT. 25, 1859 & NOV. 11, 1862 / 44L [on right side of barrel:] WRACO [on rear tang of trigger guard:] 2790 | .44L | 2790 | 1988.8.1395v2.jpg | 1988.8.1395v1.jpg | self-contained metallic cartridge | firearm | single shot | rifle | breech loading | break open | steel | wood | Frank Wesson, Worcester, MA, U.S.A.

1988.8.1393
Frank Wesson, Worcester, MA,...
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1988.8.1393 | 1863-1876 | L: 39.5 in, Barrel length: 24.25 in, H: 6.75 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | This gun was called "Gallery and Small Game Rifle No. 2" by the Massachusetts Arms Co. Although it was manufactured by the Mass. Arms Co., it is known by the name of the patentee and is called a Maynard rifle. The rifle was used in the Winchester Ballistics Laboratory to test ammunition. The total number made is unknown but production was large. | top of barrel: W.R.A. Co./FRANK WESSON WORCERTER, MASS./ PAT'D OCT. 25, 1859 & NOV. 11, 1862/38 L.R.F. [on rear tang of trigger guard:] 2474 | Frank Wesson Sporting Rifle Type II | .38 | 2474 | 1988.8.1393v1.jpg | 1988.8.1393v2.jpg | firearm | wood | steel | rifle | Frank Wesson, Worcester, MA, U.S.A.

1998.32.205
Frank Wesson, Worcester, MA,...
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1998.32.205 | ca. 1870 | Gift of William Furnish | [top of barrel] F. Wesson's Patent, Worcester Mass, 1, 2 | [top of sight] 1, 2 | Double octagon barrels. One barrel rifled; the other smooth bore. Bores clean. Bores measure .405. Top of breech face marked with acorn. Forend attached with wcrew. Brass inset in stock to hold peep sight. Steel buttplate. Chip out of forend. Repair piece inserted in stock. Field grade. Combination. | Front Trigger Opening, Hammer SxS Combination Gun | .44 | 8 | 1998.32.205v1.jpg | 1998.32.205v2.jpg | firearm | rifle | wood, steel | Frank Wesson, Worcester, MA, U.S.A.

1988.8.3242
Frank Wesson, Worcester, MA,...
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1988.8.3242 | 1868-1880 | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | Frank Wesson Two Shot Superposed "Watch Fob" Derringer | .22 cal | 1446 | 1988.8.3242v1.jpg | 1988.8.3242v2.jpg | firearm | pistol | Frank Wesson, Worcester, MA, U.S.A.

1988.8.1394
Frank Wesson, Worcester, MA,...
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1988.8.1394 | 1863-1876 | L: 39 in, Barrel length: 24.25 in, H: 7.5 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | This gun was called "Gallery and Small Game Rifle No. 2" by the Massachusetts Arms Co. Although it was manufactured by the Mass. Arms Co., it is known by the name of the patentee and is called a Maynard rifle. The rifle was used in the Winchester Ballistics Laboratory to test ammunition. The total number made is unknown but production was large. | top of barrel: W.R.A. Co./FRANK WESSON WORCERTER, MASS./ PAT'D OCT. 25, 1859 & NOV. 11, 1862 [on left side of hammer:] PAT. APR. 9, 1872 [on rear tang of trigger guard:] 5322 [on top of rear barrel:] 44 EX L. R. & C.F. | cardboard tag - 5322 According to the old ARGUS record W.3161, this rifle is the Type three not Type two. The following is from the Gloss on the old record: This Frank Wesson two-trigger rifle has a hammer which, when placed in the half-cock position, draws the forward trigger to the rear, permitting the breech to open. A manually operated extractor is on the right side of the barrel. The hammer has an adjustable firing pin to accommodate either rim or centerfire cartridges. About 7,500 of this type of rifle were made. There were five types or variations of the Frank Wesson rifle; total production was approximately 37,000. This example is the third variation - hmk 11/11/2004. | Frank Wesson Sporting Rifle Type II | .44 EX L.R. & C.F. | 5322 | 1988.8.1394v2.jpg | 1988.8.1394v1.jpg | firearm | steel | wood | rifle | Frank Wesson, Worcester, MA, U.S.A.

1998.32.206
Frank Wesson, Worcester, MA,...
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1998.32.206 | 1867 | L: 42 in, H: 7.5 in | Gift of William Furnish | [trigger guard] 14 | [rib and top of left barrel] F. Wesson Patent, Worcester, Mass | Case colors on action. Open sight on left rifle barrel and peep sight in center using brass bead for front sight. Forend attached with screw. Steel buttplate. Bores clean. Overall condition excellent. Field grade. Rifle sights. | Front Trigger Opening, Hammer SxS Combination Gun | 12x44 | 14 | 1998.32.206v1.jpg | shotgun | firearm | wood, steel | Frank Wesson, Worcester, MA, U.S.A.