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Cody Firearms Museum

Makers
American 350 Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT 967
Descriptions
stock 186 blade front 14 round 182 musket type with sling swivels. 2 folding adjustable rear. 2 plain 345 walnut 486 repeating 61 barrel 187 lever action 17 sights 95 trigger 354
Names
firearm 4093
Use
musket 82 military 45
Date:
ca. 1872
Dimensions:
L: 52.25 in, Barrel length: 30.5 in, H: 7.75 in
Gloss:
This lever action, repeating "musket", or military rifle, was designed by Luke Wheelock under his patent of January, 1871 (U.S. 111,500). It features a vertical bolt-action locking mechanism, special loading port design, and a magazine cut off just forward of the receiver. This arm was furnished for the United States Ordnance Trials of 1872-1873. It passed the first battery of tests satisfactorily, but failed the "fine sand and dust" trial. The trials resulted in the adoption of the Model 1873 Springfield "trapdoor" rifle.
Inscription:
top receiver/2/lower tang/2/
Model:
Model 1872 Musket
Caliber/Gauge:
.45 W.C.F.
Serial Number:
2
Accession Number:
1988.8.180

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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