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  Oliver Winchester- The Winchester Rifle
The volcanic repeating revolver proved to be reliable, rugged and easy to handle, even by those not used to firearms.
Before the Winchester volcanic repeating rifle was invented, the original handgun had to be invented by Samuel Colt.
The war of the West was won by using the Winchester Volcanic Repeating Rifle.
www.sjmv.org /Campus/Class/scinventors/rifle/OliverWinchester.html   (476 words)

  
  Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The term repeating rifle is most often applied to weapons in which the next cartridge is loaded by a manual action, as opposed to self-loading rifles, in which the force of one shot is used to load the next.
Repeating rifles were a significant advance over the preceding breech loaded single-shot rifles when used for military combat, as they allowed a much greater rate of fire.
The Mauser rifle of the late 19th and early 20th centuries is the most famous of the bolt action types, with most similar weapons derived from this pioneering design, such as the M1903 Springfield rifle, Karabiner 98 Kurz rifle (abbreviated often as kar98k), Mosin-Nagant rifle or the British Short Magazine Lee Enfield.303 (SMLE).
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=repeating_rifle   (546 words)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Spencer repeating rifle
The Dreyse needle-gun (German das Zündnadelgewehr or figuratively firing-pin rifle) was a military breechloading rifle, famous as the arm of the Prussians in 1866 and of the Germans in 1870 and 1871.
The term repeating rifle is most often applied to weapons in which the next cartridge is loaded by a manual action, as opposed to self-loading rifles, in which the force of one shot is used to load the next.
The rifle was chambered for the.44 Henry Flat, a rimfire cartridge which was propelled by 26 to 28 grains of fl powder with a 200 grain bullet.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Spencer-repeating-rifle   (1810 words)

  
 Repeating rifle
A repeating rifle is a single barreled rifle containing multiple rounds of ammunition (consisting of primer, powder, and bullet contained in a cartridge).
Repeating rifles were a significant advance over the preceding breech loaded single shot rifles when used for military combat as they allowed a much greater rate of fire.
The Mauser rifle of the late 19th and early 20th centuries is the most famous of the bolt action types, with most similar weapons derived from this pioneering design, such as the Springfield 1903 rifle.
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/r/re/repeating_rifle.html   (1055 words)

  
 History of the Civil War
The U.S. War Department purchased 4,712 of these rifles during the Civil War but they were soon regulated to the storage shed due to their unfortunate tendency to fire all of its cylinders at one time, often removing the fingers of the firer's forward hand.
The rifle's discharge rate was so unpredictable that men often lowered the loading lever and held the weapon by it when they pulled the trigger.
The rifle was chambered for the.44 Henry Flat, a rimfire cartridge which was propelled by 26 to 28 grains of fl powder with a 200 grain bullet.
www.floridareenactorsonline.com /carbinesetc.htm   (3086 words)

  
 Krieghoff, United Kingdom & Ireland - Semprio
The Semprio repeating rifle, which Krieghoff launched at IWA 2007, is a pioneer of this innovative system.
Repeating is carried out with the left hand, by pushing the entire barrel assembly of the gun forwards with the forearm, barrel, receiver and magazine.
The Semprio repeating rifle's practical design is supplemented by an open sight designed for moving targets.
www.krieghoff.co.uk /327.html   (704 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Christopher Spencer
Christopher Spencer (1833 – 1922) was an American inventor, from Manchester, Connecticut, who invented the Spencer repeating rifle, a steam powered "horseless carriage", a machine for making metal screws, and several other inventions.
The Spencer repeating rifle was a manually operated falling block, repeating rifle fed from a tube magazine with cartridges.
The Spencer repeating rifle was adopted by the United States and used during the American Civil War.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Christopher-Spencer   (517 words)

  
 Historic Firearm of the Month, February 2002
Rifles chambered for large bore cartridges were usually fitted with a magazine cap that featured a small extension that mated with a slot cut into the end of the barrel, resulting in a stronger joint.
Rifles chambered for the.33 WCF cartridge were mad with twenty four inch rapid taper round barrels as standard.
Takedown rifles prior to the 145,000 range are also often found to have an assembly number on both the takedown lever and the receiver extension.
www.cruffler.com /Features/APR-02/historic-april02.html   (3262 words)

  
 1860 Henry Rifle
The Henry Rifle was a further development of prior attempts to make a repeating firearm.
The 44 Henry rifle was carried in the Civil War but was not widely accepted nor popular with the Army.
Frustrated by the inventor and poor sales after the War, Oliver Winchester directed the rifle be improved with a loading gate in the receiver (at the back end of the magazine) for easier reloading and a wooden forestock to protect the shooter's hand.
www.hackman-adams.com /guns/henry.htm   (693 words)

  
 A CIVIL WAR HENRY RIFLE Historically Inscribed
The Henry Rifle was named after the man who perfected the repeating lever action rifle system designed to effectively fire a.44 calibre rimfire cartridge.
The subject of this brief article is an inscribed Henry Rifle S/N 2724 that bears the inscription on the left face of the receiver "A.G. Rolf/Co.D 23rd/Ill.Inf." Henry Rifle #2724 was probably purchased either directly from New Haven Arms Co. or one of its dealers and presumably issued to Pvt.
Personally inscribed Henry rifles bearing the militia unit are not only a rare collectors item, but also afford the collector the opportunity to trace the gun's military engagement history which, in many situations, results in the collector learning interesting facts about the original owner of the inscribed gun.
www.tgca.net /a_civil_war_henry_rifle.htm   (759 words)

  
 Building a Hunting Rifle Battery
This rifle should be able to shoot 2 MOA groups, or better, at 100 yards (or 100 meters) from a bench rest.
Some may see this primarily as their "mountain rifle" (medium-light weight, 22" barrel), others will regard it as more of a long range deer and antelope rifle (medium weight, 24" barrel), and for others it will be their woods rifle (medium weight, 20"-22" barrel).
A single shot action is excellent for a mountain rifle, the bolt action is generally favored for long range rifles, and the lever action is hard to beat for a woods rifle.
www.chuckhawks.com /rifle_battery.htm   (1710 words)

  
 History of the Repeating Rifle
The Spencer Rifle was first introduced in late 1862, which was first carried by the Union Calvary before the 1860 Spencer Carbine was issued.
The Mauser Rifle of the late 19th and early 20th centuries is the most famous of the bolt action types.
Benjamin Tyler Henry the repeating rifle is the most used and most sought after gun in the world.
www.leverguns.com /articles/history.htm   (962 words)

  
 U.S. Civil War Rifles: British Enfield P/53 and Henry Repeating Rifle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The first modern weapon used by Union troops was the 1855 rifle musket designed to take a Minie ball of the type invented in France to make loading rifled weapons easier.
The Springfield rifle musket, developed from the 1855 musket, which was expensive to produce, is the weapon most closely associated with American infantrymen of Union forces in the Civil War.
It was the first repeating rifle adopted by the...
www.jastroarmory.com /itmidx2.htm   (254 words)

  
 Collecting and Shooting the Military Surplus Rifle - Surplusrifle.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Mauser brothers were responsible for some of that development and turning bolt rifles with front locking lugs was basically what the repeaters of the period were based on.
The results of American rifle tests in 1882 reached Denmark and the decision was made to purchase the front runners of the American competition.
In anticipation of complete re-equipment of the Danish Forces with a new rifle a new rifle factory was constructed, which was destined to produce all examples of whatever was adopted.
www.surplusrifle.com /shooting/eightyniner/index.asp   (2389 words)

  
 The M-1911 Pistols Home Page
His first creation was a single shot rifle he built at the age of 14 for his brother, Matt.
Winchester was happy because they turned competitor into a benefactor, plus they added an excellent rifle to their product line.
The repeating shotgun that John invented was the primary reason for the break between Browning and Winchester.
www.m1911.org /browning.htm   (1000 words)

  
 Snipers Paradise
The M24 sniper weapon system is a 7.62-mm, bolt-action, six-shot repeating rifle (one round in the chamber and five rounds in the magazine).
The M14 was the standard Army infantry rifle, until replaced by the mass fielding of the M16 5.56mm rifle in 1966-1967.
The rifle was initially fielded with a hardwood stock, which was later replaced with a fiberglass stock.
www.snipersparadise.com /equipment/rifles/M24.htm   (706 words)

  
 Antique Arms, Inc. - Winchester 1873 Rifle
The Model 1873 Winchester was built for the Westward expansion in that it was the first repeating rifle to use central priming which made the ammunition reloadable with the aid of simple hand tools.
The screws are hard to beat...excellent overall...there isn't a bad screw anywhere on this rifle which is remarkable for a gun that saw use.
Good+ bore with strong rifling, no rings or bulges, with some of the usual scattered pits to be expected from a gun that used fl powder cartridges and mercuric priming during the 19th century.
www.antiquearmsinc.com /rifle-winchester-1873.htm   (361 words)

  
 Vetterli Series
Up to this point, the Swiss had been using Milbank-Amsler Rifles, single-shot muzzleloaders, which had been converted to fire rimfire cartridges (for more information about Milbank-Amsler rifles, click here and here.) The Vetterli Rifles were capable of holding up to 13 rounds, and a rate of fire of 21 rounds per minute.
Rifles from the ship were recovered by divers and those stored ashore were confiscated.
Some of these converted rifles did see service in World War I. It is significant note that while the rifle was the most advanced of it's type when adopted, it was likewise the most obsolete when finally replaced.
www.swissrifles.com /vetterli   (2311 words)

  
 U.S. Civil War Rifles: British Enfield P/53 and Henry Repeating Rifle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The first modern weapon used by Union troops was the 1855 rifle musket designed to take a Minie ball of the type invented in France to make loading rifled weapons easier.
The Springfield rifle musket, developed from the 1855 musket, which was expensive to produce, is the weapon most closely associated with American infantrymen of Union forces in the Civil War.
It was the first repeating rifle adopted by the...
www.jastro.ca /itmidx2.htm   (263 words)

  
 Spencer
Since 1867, when the Spencer Repeating Firearms Co. was sold to the Winchester Repeating Firearms Co., some 50 other manufactures from around the world have unsuccessfully attempted to reproduce this firearm.
History: The Spencer Rifle was first issued in late 1862, which was first carried by the Union Cavalry before the 1860 Spencer Carbine was issued.
He entered his rifle design, along with 92 other single shot rifles from different firearm companies to the military trials for evaluation.
www.romanorifle.com /html/spencer.html   (456 words)

  
 Henry rifle
The Henry rifle was the immediate forerunner of the famous Winchester rifles.
The Henry rifle was developed from the Volcanic firearms system and was built around the.44 rimfire cartridge.
This presentation was probably made in an effort to convince the President of the rifle’s worthiness and obtain his influence in the purchase of these weapons for the war effort.
www.civilwar.si.edu /weapons_henry.html   (219 words)

  
 The Winchester Rifle: The Gun That Won the West-Science Reference Guide-Science Reference Services, Library of Congress)
Rifling refers to spiral grooves that have been formed into the barrel of a firearm.
A repeating rifle is a single barreled rifle containing multiple rounds of ammunition that are loaded from a reservoir chamber (magazine) by means of a manual or automatic mechanism.
Famous for its rugged construction, the original Winchester rifle allowed the rifleman to fire a number of shots before having to reload: hence the term, "repeating rifle." Manufacturing of the Model 1866 started in Bridgeport, Conn. in 1867; the Winchester Repeating Arms Company moved to New Haven in 1871.
www.loc.gov /rr/scitech/SciRefGuides/winchester-rifle.html   (435 words)

  
 Model 1886 Repeating Rifle
The rifle was first listed with case hardened hardware, and changed to standard blued finish in August 1901.
Model 1886 rifles were furnished with either round or octagonal barrels.
The buttplate end of this stock is "toe-down", with the buttplate curving downward at the bottom.
www.precisiongunstocks.com /contents/en-us/d14.html   (222 words)

  
 Spencer Repeating Rifle
It was found that a Spencer rifle with serial number 3980 was issued to Company K, 9th Michigan Cavalry.
It appears from the serial number ranges of the Spencers issued to the 9th Michigan Cavalry that this rifle was very likely to have been utilized by a trooper in the 9th Michigan Cavalry.
This rifle is caliber.52 rimfire utilizing the Spencer No. 56 straight copper case which measured.56 at the top and bottom of the casing, hence the oft times used designation of 56/56 cal. when referring to the Spencer cartridge.
armscollectors.com /mgs/spencer_repeating_rifle.htm   (1061 words)

  
 Henry Repeating Rifle, M1860
Lincoln himself encouraged adoption of the Henry Rifle and 2,000 Henrys were purchased by the War Department, and two regiments of Sherman's "bummers" carried them during his march across Georgia.
The Henry Rifle, designed by B. Tyler Henry, first entered production in 1860 and was one of the first repeating rifles to use metallic cartridges.
In 1866 the company become the Winchester Repeating Arms Company and the influence of the Henry on later Winchester rifles is very apparent.
www.jastro.ca /itm00223.htm   (209 words)

  
 The Winchester Model 1876 Rifle
The Model 1876 is the only repeating rifle that had successful, documented use in the northern plains buffalo slaughter.
Earlier repeating rifles such as the Henry, Spencer, and Winchester Models of 1866 and 1873 may have seen limited use, but only the Model 1876 was considered by hunters as powerful enough to do the job against the big woolies.
The Hotchkiss rifle was recommended by the board members conducting the trial, and was purchased in limited numbers by the government.
www.bar-w.com /1876v04.html   (1805 words)

  
 Model 1873 Repeating Rifle
First produced in September of 1873, it was a very popular rifle - favored by Buffalo Bill Cody and many Texas Rangers - with a total manufacturing run of nearly 721,000.
Model 1873 crescent style rifle stocks were fitted with two types of buttplates.
These rifles were furnished with either round or octagonal barrels.
www.precisiongunstocks.com /contents/en-us/d11.html   (381 words)

  
 Red River War-Weapons
With the Indians using repeating rifles and the Army using single shot weapons, it might appear that the Indians had the superior arms.
The Army had recognized that a soldier armed with a repeating rifle would expend a large amount of ammunition during battle whether he had a clear target in sight or not.
Therefore, even though the Spencer, Winchester, and Henry repeating rifles could fire more rounds in a shorter amount of time than the single-shot Springfield, it appears the Springfield, with its longer range, was the superior gun of the Indian Wars.
www.texasbeyondhistory.net /redriver/weapons.html   (780 words)

  
 Online Etymology Dictionary
As distinguished from a rifle, which fires bullets.
rif et raf, from rifler "to spoil, strip" (see rifle (v.)) and raffler "carry off," related to rafle "plundering" (see raffle).
This is also the root of the meaning "heavy part of a tool," and "part of a rifle held against the shoulder" (1541).
www.etymonline.com /index.php?search=rifle   (610 words)

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