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Cody Firearms Museum

Makers
American 350 Evans Repeating Rifle, Mechanic Falls, ME 4
Descriptions
trigger 354 plain 345 metal 3340 walnut 486 german silver 36 sporting 150
Names
firearm 4093
Use
rifle 1140
Date:
1877-1880
Dimensions:
L: 44 in, Barrel length: 27 in, H: 6.5 in
Credit Line:
Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection
Gloss:
The Evans was one of the most unusual repeating rifles in nineteenth century america. It was the only mass produced arm made in the State of Maine, and held the greatest number of cartridges at one loading of any mass produced repeater (twenty-eight rounds in the new model). It employed a revolving type of magazine and was loaded through the buttplate. Approximately 12,200 were produced in all variations between 1873 and 1880. A Deluxe presentation example of the Evans rifle may be seen in the Buffalo Bill Museum.
Inscription:
BARREL: EVANS REPEATING RIFLE MECHANIC FALLS, ME. PAT. DEC 8, 1868 & SEP 16, 1871 U.S.A.
Remarks:
Tin tag nailed on left forestock marked/V-8/. There is no written record for this object.
Model:
New Model Sporting Rifle
Accession Number:
1988.8.613

As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Cody Firearms Museum.
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