Model 1873,.44-40 It was made between 1873 and 1923 and is still considered an icon today. It was initially chambered for the 44-40 cartridge, which was the first and most popular centerfire cartridge. The 1873 has a single-action, hammerless design that requires two hands to fire.
The 1873 was the first mass-produced revolver in North America and had a major impact on gun manufacturing. It was also the first revolver to use interchangeable parts so could be repaired easily by anyone with basic tools. Before the 1873, guns were built one at a time by craftsmen who used all metal workable into a single piece before breaking it down again to prepare it for another customer's name on the barrel or handle. The factory method allowed for greater efficiency and lower prices which in turn allowed for more affordable weapons to enter the market. The 1873 remains popular today because of its reliability and ease of maintenance. There are many custom versions of the pistol created by aftermarket manufacturers who modify the appearance and performance of the gun. A common modification is the addition of a laser sight to provide nighttime shooting capability.
The first 700 guns were made from solid brass with a wooden grip and forearm. These are called "pearl" handles. From 1924 on, the frame was made of steel with a plastic grip and forearm. These are called "Bonded Box" handles.
It was developed using a variation of the 1889 action chambered for the.32,.38, and.44 caliber cartridges of the day, with the primary modifications being the bolt, carrier, and right-hand ejection mechanism. The cannon was offered in a variety of versions (called "models"). The basic model was available in four configurations: rifle, shotgun, revolver, and pistol. Other options included a mounted police version and a field artillery piece called the "Grasshopper".
The Marlin 1892 lever-action rifle is considered by many to be the first true mass-produced firearm. It was an immediate success when it was introduced in.22 Short and.25 Long Rifle calibers, and remained in production until 1903. By this time, however, other manufacturers were producing similar guns (such as the Winchester Model 1893). The Marlin 1892 is still sold today by several companies including Remington and Ruger.
The most famous user of the Marlin 1892 was President Theodore Roosevelt. He was fond of big game hunting and used his skill as a shot to kill many animals, including lions and elephants. After he became president, he encouraged other people to hunt so that our country's wildlife would not become extinct.
There have been many claims made about the number of shots that could be fired without refilling the magazine. In fact, the magazine could hold 7 rounds at once!
The Model 1886 was created by Winchester in order to take use of the more powerful centerfire cartridges available at the time. The most prevalent caliber was the.45-70 Government. Black walnut stocks, case-hardened frames, blued barrels, and magazine tubes were standard on Model 1886 rifles and carbines. Prices ranged from $50 to $100.
Winchester's Model 1866 had been very successful when it was redesigned as a military rifle in 1873. The company decided to continue manufacturing the sporting version of this gun (which originally used the same cartridge as the Military model) under the name "Winchester Sportsman." This model used similar parts but was stocked with modern black powder ammunition and had a price tag of $85. It is estimated that around 5,000 Model 1886s and 1,500 Model 1886 Carbines were made before the product line was discontinued in 1889.
The.44-40 Winchester Short had become widely popular after its introduction in 1884. Jackson which had been designed specifically for buffalo hunting and was too expensive for common usage. The.44-40 Winchester Short was cheaper and proved just as effective against large game. Jackson cartridge. The short-barreled Model 1885 was introduced in response to government regulations requiring rifle barrels to be shorter than those used in sporting guns.
While the House and Cloverleaf revolvers were chambered in the comparatively common.41 caliber, William Mason, the engineer working on the Open Top, chose the more powerful. Cartridge size 44 Henry.
The Open Top was a single-shot, muzzle-loading pistol that was designed by American civil engineer William Mason as an alternative to the British.44 Colt revolver. It was manufactured by the Sharps Rifle Company from 1873 to 1875. The company went out of business after only one year of production when it failed to find buyers for its innovative design. The weapon was a success with critics and attracted attention from around the world but was not a financial success for its creator. It is estimated that only about 500 Open Tips were made.
William Mason came up with the idea for the Open Top while working at the U.S. Army Engineer School in Vicksburg, Mississippi. There he was given the task of designing a better gun for law enforcement officers. He decided to use the same cartridge as the Henry rifle but put it into a pistol frame instead. The goal was to create a firearm that was easy to handle and had a high rate of fire.
The Open Tip was based on the Sharps Rifle Model 1872 which was itself an improvement upon the earlier Single Shot model 1871.