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Cody Firearms Museum

Makers
Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT 967
Descriptions
forearm 2 magazine 88 tubular 51 hotchkiss 4 experimental 71 barrel 187 round barrel 64 checked 7 factory study piece
Names
firearm 4093
Use
musket 82 sample 3 military 45
Date:
1882-1883
Dimensions:
L: 48 in, Barrel length: 27 in, H: 0 in
Gloss:
The Model 1883 was a bolt action firearm designed for military use and was chambered for the 45-70 cartridge, the official cartridge of the U.S. Army at that time. It was an excellent weapon for military use and a reasonable quantity sold for this purpose. However, it had a very limited sale as a sporting arm. Shooters generally preferred the older, lever action type of mechanism with which they were familiar. This rifle was submitted to the War Department in 1882. The changes in this rifle were suggested by M. Clough, who was at that time superintendent of the W.R.A. Co.
Model:
Model 1883 Hotchkiss Musket
Caliber/Gauge:
.45-70
Serial Number:
none
Accession Number:
1988.8.199

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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