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 34 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, keen competition and the time. Chambered in 44 Evans short, 28" round barrel, checkered forearm, for its age looks great, all mechanics work fine, light wear on the wood.3 day inspection period and full refund if defective or not as described.
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