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Cody Firearms Museum

Makers
Johnson, Thomas Crossley 5 Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT 967
Descriptions
barrel 187 experimental 71 repeating 61 two band fastened 2 full 11 finish 98 blued 267 round barrel 64 takedown 26 with bayonet lug bolt action 19 stock 186 musket 5
Names
firearm 4093
Use
military 45 rifle 1140
Date:
ca. 1915
Dimensions:
L: 43.875 in, Barrel length: 22.875 in, H: 8.25 in
Gloss:
The Model 54 was the first Winchester bolt action, repeating rifle designed for heavy, high velocity ammunition. A new cartridge, the .270 Winchester, was developed in concert with the rifle design. In all, this rifle was chambered for .270 Winchester, .30 Govt. 06, .30/30 W.C.F., 7mm, 7.65mm, 250-3000 Savage, .22 Hornet, .220 Swift and .275 Roberts. The manufacture of this model was discontinued in 1936; 50,145 were made. Magazine capacity: 5 cartridges (detachable box magazine). This Winchester experimental sample was originally made as a sporting rifle and later changed to musket form.
Inscription:
top of receiver/.30 GOV' 06/
Model:
Model A
Caliber/Gauge:
.30-06
Serial Number:
none
Accession Number:
1988.8.117

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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