WINCHESTER HOTCHKISS RIFLES
Manufactured from 1879 to 1899
Year
Serial Number Range
Number Manufactured
Year
Serial Number Range
Number Manufactured
1879
1--3100
3100
1890
54698--67200
12502
1880
3101--4492
1391
1891
None
None
1881
4493--15392
10899
1892
67201--68077
876
1882
15393--19789
4396
1893
68078--70879
2801
1883
19770--22500
2730
1894
70880--77939
7059
1884
22551--43170
20619
1895
77940--84229
6359
1885
43171--53070
9899
1896
84230--84358
128
1886
53071--54798
1727
1897
None
None
1887
None
None
1898
84359--84551
192
1888
None
None
1899
84552--84555
3
1889
54799--54697
102
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Hotchkiss rifles had as a standard length 26 inch barrels and 1/2 round and 1/2 octagon barrel can be found.
Hotchkiss rifles can be found with deluxe wood with checkered wood and engraving of different grades .
Early Carbines had 24 inch barrel's later ones had 22 1/2 inch barrels as standard lengths.
There were several foreign contracts for this rifle as follows :
China 100,000 --
First Model Muskets had 32 inch barrels as standard .
Muskets had 28 inch barrels as standard length , most of the muskets were used to fill Army and Navy Contracts.
Hotchkiss rifles were manufactured in the following caliber's : Lee type in 6 MM 236 USN , .43 or 11 MM and
45-70 .
Hotchkiss rifles were manufactured in a carbine and musket configuration
.
We recommend the following books for more on this subject :
The Winchester Book by George Madis .
Winchester an American Legend by R.L. Wilson .
Factory letters for you gun can be obtained from:
The Cody Firearms Museum
Buffalo Bill Historical Center
720 Sheridan Ave
Cody Wy . 82414

1 307 578 4032
www.bbhc.org/firearms/records.cfm
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