Warner Automatic Revolving Carbine

Maker
Warners
Production date
1851
Description
Springfield Arms Company manufactured automatic Warner revolving 6 shot, .40 inch calibre.

Back action lock, iron fittings, Walnut Buttstock. Hinged ramrod.
Markings 'WARNERS PATENT / JAN 1851' (stamped onto Bach Action Lock behind hammer).

Manufactured Springfield Arms Company, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 1851. Only 100 - 200 were built (making this a rare artefact!).They were built in expectation of the expiration of the Colt Patent, however Colt were given a Patent Extension and Warner had to alter the design of these open frame revolvers, so as to avoid a Patent Infringement Suit.

Loading method: muzzle and ramrod loading; six shot ignition system: percussion cap firing, single action. Usage: civilian, USA.
Place of Origin: USA
Date: 1851
Stated to have been specifically designed for shooting American buffaloes from horseback.
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Maker
Production date
1851
Media/Materials
Steel barrel, butt plate steel
Measurements
1008mm length
520mm barrel length
Production place
Collection
Department collection type
Credit line
Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
Accession number
1966/106/1

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