Antique EVANS REPEATING RIFLE ~ Civil War Era ~ 44 CALIBER

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Description: We are offering for a sale a Civil War era EVANS REPEATING RIFLE. This is a very good example in fully functioning condition.

27” octagonal barrel is very good with greyed finish. The bore remains good with scattered surface wear; Crisp rifling remains. Barrel sights intact. “1362” on left side of the rear sight. The receiver is good with browned finish. Lever action functions well; Does not stay tight to rear tang when cocked. This is a rear magazine tube fed rifle. The stocks are good to very good. The two-piece shoulder stock is good handling wear; No major flaws. The fore-end is very good without damage.

SCARCE CIVIL WAR ERA RIFLE!!

“The Evans Repeater is often considered to be one of the oddest rifles to ever be produced in the United States. The Evans was invented by Warren R. Evans, a dentist from Thomaston, Maine. With the help of his brother George, they perfected the rifle and started the "Evans Rifle Manufacturing Company" of Mechanic Falls, Maine in 1873. Their rifles were marketed by Merwin & Hulbert. The hope was that the rifle would be issued by the United States Army, but the rifle failed the standard dust test.

It was then offered as a sporting rifle. The rifle has a radial block receiver similar to the Spencer, but the rounds were fed from an Archimedean-screw magazine which formed the spine of the rifle stock and could hold up to 28 rounds. The fluted cartridge carrier made a quarter turn each time the lever was operated, feeding a new cartridge into the breech.

The round was unique to the rifle and hard to find. The mechanism of the rifle was not very sturdy and did not do well with such things as dust. Nevertheless, the Evans Repeating Rifle has lately become something of a collector's item and prices are going up. The Evans Repeating Rifle Company went bankrupt in December 1879, a victim of the post war arms glut and keep competition.

A total of almost 15,000 Evans repeating rifles were produced between 1873 and 1879. A good portion of these survive, and a number are advertised in various antique arms publications. The rifle was the only firearm mass-produced in the state of Maine in the 19th century”



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Condition: Used - See Item Description
Caliber: .44 (other/Cap & Ball)
Location: MA

Trades Accepted: Sorry, no trades, no layaway

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Item #: 928767529
Stock No.: antique
Seller Since: Oct. 2012
Identity Verified ( Sterling, MA )
This seller is an FFL
City: west boylston
State: MA
Price:
SOLD


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Accepted Payment Methods: Visa MasterCard
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