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Cody Firearms Museum

Makers
Frank Wesson, Worcester, MA, U.S.A. 6
Descriptions
steel 2355 wood 4438
Names
self-contained metallic cartridge 368 firearm 4093 single shot 161 rifle 498 breech loading 164 break open 30
Date:
1863-1876
Dimensions:
L: 39 in, Barrel length: 24.25 in, H: 7.5 in
Credit Line:
Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection
Gloss:
This gun was called "Gallery and Small Game Rifle No. 2" by the Massachusetts Arms Co. Although it was manufactured by the Mass. Arms Co., it is known by the name of the patentee and is called a Maynard rifle. The rifle was used in the Winchester Ballistics Laboratory to test ammunition. The total number made is unknown but production was large.
Inscription:
top of barrel: FRANK WESSON WORCERTER, MASS./PAT'D OCT. 25, 1859 & NOV. 11, 1862 / 44L [on right side of barrel:] WRACO [on rear tang of trigger guard:] 2790
Caliber/Gauge:
.44L
Serial Number:
2790
Accession Number:
1988.8.1395

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