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Cody Firearms Museum

Makers
New Haven Arms Co., New Haven, CT. 6
Descriptions
experimental 71 brass 1442 gold finish to frame blued 267 barrel 187 hammer and lever casehardened unique contours to the long frame medium weight octagon barrel 27 brass frame 2 lever action 17 stock tip 2
Names
rifle, repeating 4 firearm 4093
Date:
ca. 1866
Dimensions:
L: 47.5 in, Barrel length: 27.125 in, H: 7.375 in
Gloss:
Experimental Winchester for a special long cartridge. The trigger has a set screw arrangement to govern the length of trigger pull. The action is similar to the Henry and the Winchester Model 1866. This rifle has a magazine tube sliding inside a fixed tube below the barrel. Three and 1/2 inches of the sliding tube are used as a handhold to pull out the tube. When the tube is withdrawn, shotshells can be put into the fixed tube from the muzzle end. As the inner tube is returned to its place, it passes over or around the shells in the fixed tube, and the magazine spring in the inner or sliding tube is compressed. Oliver F. Winchester had a patent for this type of magazine dated September 4, 1866, patent #57,808.
Inscription:
PL receiver/O.F. WINCHESTER,/NEW HAVEN, CT./U.S.A./
Remarks:
Buttplate missing.
Accession Number:
1988.8.160

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