1878 evans repeater transitional rifle

Jul 01, 2020. 21:13 UTC
1878 evans repeater transitional rifle
Andrew
United States of America

Category
Antique rifles

Acquired from
Inherited

For sale
Yes
Description

30” round barrel, full forend retained with 3 barrel bands, on the top section of the gun is marked ("Evans Repeating Rifle Mechanic Falls Me./Pat, Dec. 8, 1868 & Sept. 16, 1871”.) 10 06 is marked on the side it also has a triangle bayonet stuck on the front. Wood appears to be made from walnut one screw appears missing from the top part of stock but stock still intact roughed uo a bit forend wood is all in good condition. Lever action and mechanical parts all appearing to be working still. It is missing the feeding tube but everything is still intact and uncleaned the door where the feeding tube goes is rusted open. Had it in the family from a card game won in 1897 Gallia county, Ohio from my great-great-grandfather.

Provenance

It was won in a card game in the family from what i was told in 1897 gallia county ohio.

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