Ever wonder why the Winchester repeating rifle wasn't adopted by 19th century military powers? As a case study in this episode Matt examines a British Army trials report from 1869 that evaluates a number of repeating rifle designs and talks about why rifles like the Winchester weren't more widely adopted.
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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.