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Evans Rifle Manufacturing Company, Mechanic Falls, Maine, USA **VERY RARE**ONE OF ONLY 15,000**MINT BORE**American 1869 – 1871 Patent .44 Evan Lever Action .44 Rifles
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Evans Rifle Manufacturing Company, Mechanic Falls, Maine, USA **VERY RARE**ONE OF ONLY 15,000**MINT BORE**American 1869 – 1871 Patent .44 Evan Lever Action .44 Rifles

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**VERY RARE**ONE OF ONLY 15,000**MINT BORE**American 1869 – 1871 Patent, Evans Rifle Manufacturing Company, Mechanic Falls, Maine, USA .44 Evans Obsolete Calibre, 34 Round Repeating Sporting Rifle With Internal Magazine. Sn 18481 - 18481

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. The rifle has a radial block receiver similar to the Spencer rifle, 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 Evans Repeating Rifle is very rare, only 15,000 Evans repeating rifle were produced between 1873 and 1879 when the Company ceased trading. The Evans repeating rifle holds the distinction of being the only firearm mass-produced in the state of Maine in the 19th Century. This original example of the Evan’s repeater is in excellent condition. The metal work has been re-blued to a high standard at some point in its life and its original wood stock with chequered panel at the fore stock are clean with no damage. The 28 ½” steel barrel’s bore is near mint clean & bright with crisp rifling (48 ½” overall length). The top of the barrel is signed ‘Evan’s Sporting Rifle’. The rifle is fitted with single sling swivel, a flip up ladder rear sight and blade fore sight. It has the correct steel butt plate with tube magazine port which has a sliding cover. The action works crisply. The price for this piece of American firearms history includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 18481
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CategoryRifles
SubcategoryLever Action
ConditionUsed
Price£ 1,875
Sale typeTrade
MakeEvans Rifle Manufacturing Company, Mechanic Falls, Maine, USA
Calibre.44
Model**VERY RARE**ONE OF ONLY 15,000**MINT BORE**American 1869 – 1871 Patent .44 Evan
Manufactured Year1869 – 1871
Antiqueyes
MechanismLever Action
Barrel length28 1/2"
Overall length47 1/2"
Your referencesn 18481
Gun StatusActivated
Recommended UsageCollection item

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