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Cody Firearms Museum

Makers
Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT 967 Johnson, Thomas Crossley 5
Descriptions
rear sight 51 brass 1442 stock 186 with inscribed silver plaque on left side walnut 486 blade type iron 419 front sight 59 carrier 2 receiver 13 graduated to 1000 yards folding leaf 2 experimental 71
Names
repeating 152 firearm 4093 musket 26 military 6
Date:
ca. 1866
Dimensions:
L: 53.75 in, Barrel length: 33.25 in, H: 8 in
Gloss:
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.
Inscription:
PL stock/O.F. WINCHESTER/NEW HAVEN, CT/U.S.A.
Accession Number:
1988.8.158

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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June 2014 - New Items
June 2014 - New Items - Curated by Seth Johnson


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