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Cody Firearms Museum

Makers
American 350 Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT 967
Descriptions
magazine 88 tubular 51 experimental/variant bolt and bolt handle round barrel 64 barrel 187 berdan pattern hotchkiss 4 experimental 71 prototype 11
Names
firearm 4093
Use
musket 82 military 45
Date:
ca. 1877
Dimensions:
L: 52.5 in, Barrel length: 31.5 in, H: 8 in
Gloss:
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.
Model:
Hotchkiss-Berdan Musket
Caliber/Gauge:
.50
Serial Number:
none
Accession Number:
1988.8.197

As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Cody Firearms Museum.
If you are making a special trip, please double-check before visiting.


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