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April 11, 2024 - 2:50 pm
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Name that rifle

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April 11, 2024 - 2:51 pm
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How about Fred?!

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Looks like I will have to name it Crickets since no one seems to know anything

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April 11, 2024 - 3:54 pm
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’73 or ’76 musket.

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Picture is not very good and can’t tell what the receiver is made from but I would guess its not brass. It has all features of the 73, toggle link action, bolt with firing pin retractor but has a real slim action and looks to be a large caliber from the mag follower. It has the musket features, long wood with multiple barrel bands. It would have to be some kind of prototype that I have never seen before but since there is a parts break down for it it must of been in production. I’m at work so I can’t go looking in books.

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April 11, 2024 - 4:13 pm
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1873man said I’m at work so I can’t go looking in books.

No fair doing that. 

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Pre-73 timeframe

 

78. Repeating musket cal. 45, Winchester

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SUPPLEMENTARY TESTS

June 6th, 1872

At the conclusion of these tests the list of competing arms was read over, and each member of the Board permitted to select from among them such arms as he might desire to have exposed to a second series of tests of the same general character as the first, but differing in the increased severity of their application.

LIST OF ARMS FOR SUPPLEMENTARY TESTS

The arms so selected were 21 in number viz:

  • Peabody No 63
  • Whitney carbine No 77
  • Springfield Stillman No 66
  • Elliot carbine No 80
  • Ward Burton magazine carbine No 58
  • Updegraff No 42
  • Sharps No 5
  • Springfield No 69
  • Remington Ryder No 67
  • Berdan Russian No 57
  • Freeman No 76
  • Dexter No 38
  • Lee No 61
  • Roberts No 2 repaired
  • Remington locking rifle No 82
  • Winchester No 78
  • Broughton No 79
  • Sharps No 81
  • Remington navy rifle No 85
  • Including the following foreign arms:
  • Martini Henry
  • Werndl
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I know Tom would want to shoot a deer with it Wink

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steve004 said

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I know Tom would want to shoot a deer with it Wink

  

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I was thinking “hog gun”. One can’t have too many hog guns. All kidding aside I think  I’ve only seen it mentioned a time or two. Now I want to handle it and see how it worked.

 

 

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TXGunNut said

steve004 said

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I know Tom would want to shoot a deer with it Wink

  

Steve-

I was thinking “hog gun”. One can’t have too many hog guns. All kidding aside I think  I’ve only seen it mentioned a time or two. Now I want to handle it and see how it worked.

 

 

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Exactly – I would love to hold it my hands, cycle the action and understand the differences between it and other Winchesters.  I am fascinated by this kind of thing.

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There is or was one on display at the Cody Firearms Museum.  Doubt Danny would let you handle it but you can see one complete and together.  Tim

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I think with a few of us, we could out number Danny!!

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tim tomlinson said
There is or was one on display at the Cody Firearms Museum.  Doubt Danny would let you handle it but you can see one complete and together.  Tim

  

… and I suppose Danny wouldn’t let you check it out and shoot a deer with it…Frown

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