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1988.8.136
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
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1988.8.136 | ca. 1904 | L: 34 in, Barrel length: 18 in, H: 7 in | end of stock/WINCHESTER/TRADE-MARK/top of barrel/MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARM CO.-THUMBTRIGGER MODEL.-WINCHESTER/NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A. PAT. AUG. 29. 1899. PAT. PEND. - 22 SHORT AND LONG. -TRADEMARK- | Thumb trigger | .22 | none | 1988.8.136v1.jpg | 1988.8.136v2.jpg | firearm | thumb trigger | boy's | cutaway | rifle | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT

1988.8.212
American | Winchester Repeat...
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1988.8.212 | ca. 1885 | L: 40.625 in, Barrel length: 23.375 in, H: 8.25 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | The Model 1885 lever action, falling block rifle design was originally patented by John M. Browning in 1879. Winchester purchased patent and production rights in 1883 and started a fruitful relationship with Browning for further firearms designs. The Model 1885 was made in more variations than any other Winchester arm: rifle, carbine, musket, and shotgun chambered for all standard calibers from .22 rim fire to .50 center fire and in 20 and 28 gauge. For rifles, six barrel weights were available in a variety of lengths in combination with three frame sizes. Special "schuetzen" rifles were available for precision target shooting. | top bbl/-MANUFACTURED BY THE-/-WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.-/22 CAL. R.F./ | low-wall frame; nickel finished; no separate record for this firearm. | Winchester Model 1885 | .22 short | none | 1988.8.212v2.jpg | 1988.8.212.JPG | 1988.8.212v1.jpg | firearm | plain | nickeled | trigger | metal | walnut | sporting | finish | cutaway | rifle | Cut-a-way Model 1885 Single Shot Rifle Maker: Winchester Repeating Arms Co.; New Haven, CT Serial Number: None Date: ca. 1885 Caliber: .22 WCF Catalogue Number: 1988.8.212 Gift of Olin Corporation Winchester Arms Collection This skeletonized example is one of the first samples made of the .22 caliber Model 1885. | American | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT

1988.8.413
Colt Patent Firearms Manufac...
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1988.8.413 | ca. 1918 | L: 8.625 in, Barrel length: 3.625 in, H: 5.625 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | Cut away | Model 1911 | .45 caliber | C97756 | 1988.8.413v1.jpg | 1988.8.413v2.jpg | firearm | sights | magazine | fixed | partridge type | box | cutaway | automatic | pistol | Colt Patent Firearms Manufacturing Co., Hartford, Connecticut

1988.8.320
Johnson, Thomas Crossley | W...
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1988.8.320 | 1903 | L: 36.5 in, Barrel length: 20 in, H: 7 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | The first semi-automatic rifle put out by Winchester was also the first successful simple, blowback action rifle ever made in this country to handle 22 caliber rim fire cartridges. It was announced to the trade in the July 1904 catalog as the Winchester Automatic Rifle Model 1903. The M/03 was developed and patented in 1903 by Thomas Crossley Johnson, who entered the employ of Winchester on November 30, 1885. During his long service with the company, he became nationally known as a successful designer and inventor of firearms. The M/03 was the first automatic (self-loading) rifle and also the first hammerless repeating rifle made by Winchester. Factory records show the first delivery of Model 1903 rifles to warehouse stock was made on March 2, 1903. About 126,000 were made. The Model 1903 is an automatic (self-loading) rifle with balanced breech bolt, simple blowback operated mechanism. This means that the breech bolt contains a quantity of metal proportioned to the weight and velocity of the bullet so that the shock of the recoil is absorbed by the breech bolt which in a sense balances the recoil. When the cartridge is fired, the bullet leaves the muzzle of the barrel before the breech bolt commences to move rearward. The design and weight of the breech bolt are so proportioned that there is no loss of velocity and energy of the bullet. In order to obtain the nicety of balance required to operate this type of mechanism, it was necessary for Winchester to develop a new cartridge for this model. With this self-loading type of mechanism, the trigger must be pulled and released for each shot. Trigger lock added December 1903, about serial No. 5,000. The manufacture of this model was discontinued in 1932, when it was redesigned and reissued the following year as Model 63, chambered for the 22 Long Rifle smokeless cartridge (Barnes: 1980). | top barrel/MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./-NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A. PAT. AUG. 27. 1901. FEB. 25. 1902. FEB. 3. 1903-/WINCHESTER-TRADE MARK-/MOD. 1903 22 CAL AUTOMATIC | Winchester R & D label on left side of buttstock. | Model 1903 | .22 Winchester Automatic Rimfire | 182-- serial number cutoff due to cutaway design (last number possibly 3) | 1988.8.320v1.jpg | 1988.8.320v2.jpg | firearm | stock and left side metal removed from buttstock to show internal mechanisms | front sight | gracefully sculpted magazine loading opening on right side of buttstock | stock | magazine | recoil operated | walnut | tubular | drift and screw open | sporting | barrel | post | rear sight | round barrel | crescent buttplate | cross bolt safety in rear of trigger guard | finish | blued overall, except for bolt actuating rod, springs, and miscellaneous internal parts | cutaway | rifle | semi-automatic | Johnson, Thomas Crossley | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT

1988.8.3960
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
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1988.8.3960 | 1926-1929 | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | Winchester Model 56 Action Cut-a-way section to show working parts. (Win. Note) | Model 56 | 1988.8.3960.JPG | firearm | cutaway | action | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT

1988.8.298
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
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1988.8.298 | ca. 1930 | L: 49.25 in, Barrel length: 30 in, H: 7.375 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | The Model 1897 slide action repeating shotgun was a revamped and greatly improved version of the Model 1893. An action slide lock was incorporated for safety and a wide variety of styles were introduced. The Model 1897 was the first Winchester shotgun to accommodate 2 3/4-inch shot shells, the first available in 16 gauge, and the first with solid frame or takedown features. It was the most famous visible hammer repeating shotgun made in America. The magazine holds five shells. Additional gloss information entered from written record 2/16/03: This new model was a revamped and greatly improved Winchester Model 1893 shotgun with several important changes: 1) The frame was strengthened and made longer to handle a 12 gauge 2-3/4 in. shell, as well as the 2-5/8 in. shell. 2) The frame at the top was covered so that the ejection of the fired shell was entirely from the side. 3)The gun could not be opened until a slight forward movement of the slide handle released the action slide lock. In firing, the recoil of the gun gave a slight forward motion to the slide handle and released the action slide lock, which enabled the immediate opening of the gun. In the absence of any recoil, the slide handle had to be pushed forward manually in order to release the action slide lock. 4) A movable cartridge guide was placed on the right side of the carrier block to prevent the escape of the shell when the gun was turned sideways in the act of loading. 5) The stock was made longer and with less drop. The model 1897 shotgun was first listed for sale in the November 1897 catalog, in 12 gauge solid frame only. The 12 gauge takedown was added in October 1898, the 16 gauge takedown was added in February 1900. Two piece walnut, oiled, grooved slide handle, semi-pistol grip, checkered Bakelite buttplate with old style Winchester trademark. Left side entirely cutaway from wrist through chamber area of barrel and magazine to demonstrate internal mechanism. The Model 1897 shotgun became popular immediately after its announcement and quickly outdistanced the sales of is principal competitors' models, the Spencer and Burgess guns. The Model 1897is the most famous visible hammer type repeating shotgun ever made in this country and is still used by a surprisingly large number of shooters who prefer the visible hammer type of mechanism. Discontinued in 1957, approximately 1,024,700 were made. The Model 1897 was followed by the Winchester Model 1900 rifle (Barnes 1980). | bolt actuating rod/MODEL 1897/-WINCHESTER-/TRADE MARK REG. IN U.S. PAT. OFF./barrel left/MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVE, CON (illegible) PAT. NOV. 25. 90. DEC. 6. 92. JULY 21. 96. FEB. 22. 98. JUNE 14-98. OCT. 16. 1900. DEC. (illegible)/receiver/E/5566__ | Winchester R & D label on left side of buttstock. | Model 1897 | 12 gauge | 5566___ (serial number cutoff due to the cutaway) | 1988.8.298v1.jpg | 1988.8.298v2.jpg | firearm | finish | full | shallow groove on receiver | blued overall, except for hammer, firing pin, springs, and miscellaneous parts which are in the white | semi-pistol grip | magazine | checkered bakelite buttplate | round barrel | oiled | tubular | rear sight | left side entirely cutaway from wrist through chamber area barrel and magazine to demonstrate internal mechanism | front sight | bead | stock | two-piece walnut | slide action | barrel | grooved slide handle | right side of receiver has two extra screws, one in front of receiver to retain barrel, and one in rear to retain pushpin | single barrel | sporting | cutaway | repeating | shotgun | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT

1988.8.96
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
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1988.8.96 | 1931 | L: 39.5 in, Barrel length: 30 in | left barrel/MADE IN U.S.A. WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN, CONN. --PATENT PENDING/right barrel/(illegible)/TRADE MARK | sectionalized salesman sample; finish blued overall; buttstock cut immediately behind pistol grip; entirely cutaway on right side from wrist through forepiece to demonstrate internal mechanism; needs height dimension. | Winchester Model 21 | 12 gauge | 45 | 1988.8.96v1.jpg | 1988.8.96v2.jpg | firearm | hammerless | barrel | break open | double trigger | cutaway | shotgun | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT

1988.8.116
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
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1988.8.116 | ca. 1914 | L: 46.125 in, Barrel length: 25.375 in, H: 9.25 in | With the outbreak of World War I, the Winchester firm contracted with the British government to produce the Enfield Pattern Number 14 military rifle. These were chambered only for the .303 British Mark VI Round Nose and the .303 British Mark VII pointed bullet cartridges. Discontinued in 1917, approximately 245,866 were produced. | bolt handle slot/7/PR stock/T/[Winchester proofmark]/PATT. 14 | Evidence of Winchester R & D label on PL stock. | Pattern 14 | .303 British | none | 1988.8.116v1.jpg | 1988.8.116v2.jpg | 1988.8.116.JPG | firearm | stationary box | extensively cutaway on left side to demonstrate internal mechanism and construction | oiled | one-piece walnut | barrel | blued overall | blade with protective wings | stock | rear sight | with barrel cover | round barrel | bolt action | finish | front sight | tapered | magazine | adjustable flip-up peep | military | cutaway | rifle | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT

1988.8.182
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
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1988.8.182 | c. 1893 | L: 43 in, Barrel length: 23.625 in, H: 9 in | The Model 1873 was a great improvement over the Model 1866. Improvements included the introduction of center fire cartridges, a mortise cover or dust cover over the ejection port, and a forged iron (later steel) receiver and buttplate. Major evolutionary changes of the Model 1873 are noted by variations in the configuration of the finger lever and the mortise cover. Most of these rifles were chambered in .44/40 W.C.F. In 1870, Colt's began chambering its single action revolver for the same cartridge, and the two arms became popular and famous in the winning of the West. Magazine capacity: rifle- 15 cartridges; carbine- 12 cartridges; musket- 17 cartridges. | bottom receiver/44 CAL./upper tang/-MODEL. 1873-/top bbl/44 W.C.F./WINCHESTER'S REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A./-KING'S IMPROVEMENT PATENTED MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860.-/ | full nickel plate | Winchester Model 1873 | .44 W.C.F. | none | 1988.8.182.JPG | firearm | walnut | trigger | nickel | plain | metal | sporting | rifle | cutaway | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT | American

1988.8.139
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
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1988.8.139 | ca. 1905 | L: 40 in, Barrel length: 21.375 in, H: 7.25 in | Winchester R & D label on stock | Sample. | Model 1905 | .32 | none | 1988.8.139v1.jpg | 1988.8.139v2.jpg | firearm | blade | front sight | in the white | detachable box | adjustable semi-buckhorn | barrel | serrated steel buttplate | magazine | varnished | two-piece walnut | rear sight | stock | round barrel | blued | sporting | semi-automatic | repeating | cutaway | rifle | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT

1988.8.127
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
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1988.8.127 | ca. 1912 | L: 47.75 in, Barrel length: 27.25 in, H: 8.25 in | end of stock/WINCHESTER/REPEATING/ARMS CO./PL barrel/NICKEL STEEL/MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW. HAVEN. CONNCTICUT. U.S.A. PAT. AUG. 27. 1901. FEB. 25./12 GA. MOD/NOV. 4. 1902. FEB 17. DEC. 29. 1903. APRIL 26. AUG. 30. 1904. MARCH 27. NOV. 13. 1906. NOV. 23. 1909. JAN. 4. JAN. 11. 1910. JULY 18. 1911./ | Winchester R & D label on Pl stock. | Model 1911 | 12 gauge | none | 1988.8.127v2.jpg | 1988.8.127v1.jpg | firearm | single barrel | two-piece, laminated birch | rear sight | round barrel | blade | magazine | front sight | bakelite buttplate | take down | checkered | semi-pistol grip | varnished | finger groove on forepiece | finish | stock | matted receiver top | numerous windows cutaway on both sides of stocking and receiver to expose internal mechanism | blued overall | modified | barrel | semi-automatic | tubular | repeating | cutaway | shotgun | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT

1988.8.131
American | Winchester Repeat...
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1988.8.131 | ca.1910 | overall length: 38.75 in, Barrel length: 19.5 in, H: 7.75 in | The Model 1910 self-loading rifle was yet another enlargement of the earlier Model 1905. It was chambered for the especially developed .401 Winchester self-loading smokeless cartridge, using 200 or 250 grain bullets. The heavy weight and short range accuracy of the arm limited its sales. The Model 1910 was discontinued around 1935; about 20,786 were produced. This cutaway Model 1910 is cut on the left side from the wrist through the forepiece to demonstrate the internal mechanisms. | bottom of clip/.401 CAL./upper tang/WINCHESTER/TRADE MARK/REG. U.S. PAT. OFF./end of stock/WINCHESTER/TRADE-MARK/REPEATING/ARMS CO./PL barrel/MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW. HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A. SELF LOADING MODEL 1910. PAT. AUG. 27.- .401 CAL./DEC. 10. 1901. FEB. 25. 1902. FEB. 17. DEC. 22. 1903. AUG. 21. 1906. OCT. 30. 1906./ | Winchester R&D label on PL stock. | Model 1910 | .401 | no | 1988.8.131v1.jpg | 1988.8.131v2.jpg | 1988.8.131VIEW2.JPG | firearm | takedown | detachable box | adjustable v-notch | stock | sporting | magazine | ramp/blade | front sight | barrel | bakelite buttplate | two-piece walnut | semi-pistol grip | round barrel | varnished | tapered | finish | rear sight | blued overall | semi-automatic | cutaway | rifle | American | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT

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

1988.8.178
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
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1988.8.178 | ca. 1877 | L: 43.25 in, Barrel length: 23.625 in, H: 8.25 in | The Model 1873 was a great improvement over the Model 1866. Improvements included the introduction of center fire cartridges, a mortise cover or dust cover over the ejection port, and a forged iron (later steel) receiver and buttplate. Major evolutionary changes of the Model 1873 are noted by variations in the configuration of the finger lever and the mortise cover. Most of these rifles were chambered in .44/40 W.C.F. In 1870, Colt's began chambering its single action revolver for the same cartridge, and the two arms became popular and famous in the winning of the West. This rifle has first type lever and mortise cover. Magazine capacity: rifle- 15 cartridges; carbine- 12 cartridges; musket- 17 cartridges. | lower tang/13966/PL above lever/1795/top bbl/WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860/ | first type Mortise cover and lever; blued finish; A. rifle; B.-E. segmented ramrod sections. | Winchester Model 1873 | .44 W.C.F. | 13966 | 1988.8.178.JPG | firearm | walnut | plain | trigger | sporting | metal | cutaway | rifle | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT | American

1988.8.1215
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
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1988.8.1215 | L: 35.75 in, Barrel length: 25.75 in, H: 6.5 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | [behind sight:] 6453831 | no dates listed | Win M2 30 cal | not listed | 6453831 | 1988.8.1215v2.jpg | 1988.8.1215v1.jpg | firearm | carbine | cutaway | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT