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TAB Episode 71

Winchester 1866 Prototype Musket

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12m Aug 2, 2020
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The mid-1860s found the Winchester Arms Company looking to improve the Henry Repeating Rifle. A series of design improvements by the company's chief engineer, Nelson King, led to one of Winchester's most important rifles - the Model 1866. In this video Matt examines a prototype 'musket' with an experimental loading gate quite different from the one eventually seen on production models. The prototype is a really interesting example of iterative engineering.

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The Armourer's Bench is a collaborative effort from Vic Tuff and Matthew Moss. We will be bringing you detailed examinations of historic small arms from around the world.


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