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1879 Winchester Hotchkiss question
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November 27, 2021 - 2:49 pm
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I have a first model civilian carbine. Is there a source for a copy of the original manual?  My main question is what is the recommended procedure to unload a magazine of unfired rounds? Thanks.

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I’m not sure if Winchester included a manual with their rifles back in the 19th century.  I don’t remember ever seeing one.  They did include information in the early catalogs on how to dismount, unload and clean the rifle.  Here is a snip from the April 1882 catalog which should give you what you need.

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There’s a couple original catalogs in the current Ward’s Auction:

https://www.wardscollectibles.com/viewitem.php?item=7020

https://www.wardscollectibles.com/viewitem.php?item=7022

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