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Cody Firearms Museum

Makers
Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT 967
Descriptions
with ramrod 5 trigger 354 sporting 150 hotchkiss 4 magazine 88 plain 345 tubular 51 bolt action 19
Names
military 6 firearm 4093 ramrod 6 rifle 498
Date:
1883-1899
Dimensions:
L: 48 in, Barrel length: 28.5 in, H: 6.5 in
Credit Line:
Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection
Gloss:
The Hotchkiss magazine rifle 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 rifle 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 third type (Model 1883) Hotchkiss rifle, 1883-1899.
Remarks:
Needs inscription.
Model:
Winchester Model 1883
Caliber/Gauge:
.45-70
Serial Number:
70578
Accession Number:
1988.8.428

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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