Object Title

Centrefire bolt-action magazine rifle - Model 1883 Hotchkiss

Centrefire bolt-action magazine rifle - Model 1883 Hotchkiss

Date

1880-1890

Object Number

XII.2401

Provenance

Transferred from COD Weedon, 1925. (1927 list no.270)

Dimensions

OverallLength1232mm
BarrelLength711mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

.45 in

Associations

Places America

Notes

This is an improved version of the Hotchkiss Model 1878 purchased and manufactured in small numbers for experimental issued to the U.S. Army and Navy beween 1879 and 1881. This is a commercial version of the military pattern rifle.