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Cody Firearms Museum

Makers
Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT 967
Descriptions
round barrel 64 experimental 71 barrel 187 magazine 88 bolt action 19 tubular 51 musket 5
Names
firearm 4093
Use
military 45 sample 3 musket 82
Date:
ca. 1877
Dimensions:
L: 51.5 in, Barrel length: 31.25 in, H: 8 in
Gloss:
The Hotchkiss magazine musket 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 musket 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 example is a First Model factory prototype mussket. It has an experimental cutaway on the frame aperature. The bolt is locked by a swinging piece on the right hand side, to the rear of the bolt.
Inscription:
PL bolt case/HOTCHKISS SYSTEM/top bbl/WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A./PATENTED AUG. 17. 1869. FEB. 15. 1870. NOV. 9. 1875. NOV. 14. 1876
Model:
Model Hotchkiss Musket
Caliber/Gauge:
.45-70
Serial Number:
none
Accession Number:
1988.8.194

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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