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Evans Rifles

#1 Post by EG73 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:11 pm

Yet another thread, ah well, keeps the conversations flowing..

Who’s got an Evans? I love how they look personally, but haven’t seen one in person.. wouldn’t mind getting one of the newer models. Be a different deer rifle.. anyway, who has one, who shoots it? Smokeless or black only?
Oh, and feel free to post up a pic!

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Re: Evans Rifles

#2 Post by hfcable » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:48 pm

i have,two now, evans 44 long [ my preference ] and 44 short ... i prefer the long have had a couple more

they are peculiar but work pretty well


i’d like to take a deer with one

watch tom sellecks ‘ cross fire trail’ i think to see one in action
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Re: Evans Rifles

#3 Post by KWK » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:52 pm

I had to look up what an Evans was.

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Re: Evans Rifles

#4 Post by Old No7 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:41 am

KWK wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:52 pm
I had to look up what an Evans was.
Me too... Pretty neat!

And it has a lever!!! :wink:

"In terms of basic design, the Evans Repeating Rifle is similar to the Spencer Repeating Rifle. However, the Evans has a rotary helical magazine in the buttstock, and cartridges are fed into the breech by cycling the cocking lever/trigger guard. Also, the magazine of the Evans has a much higher capacity than that of the Spencer, up to 28 rounds. The Evans holds four rows of cartridges which are loaded through a trapdoor in the buttplate. Each time the action is cycled, the magazine feeds the next cartridge to the breech in a helical pattern.

The first model of the rifle, commonly called the old model, was in production from 1873 to 1876. This model differs from later models mainly in that it has no lower buttstock, only an upper one. This means that the magazine tube is exposed along the bottom of the stock. In addition, the ejection port has no dust cover. Approximately 500 old models were produced. The first 200 of these have no cocking lever retaining stud on the underside of the magazine tube. Old models made after the first 200 have a stud or locking nut to hold the cocking lever in place. The barrels of the old models are marked “Evans Repeating Rifle/Pat. Dec 8, 1868 & Sept. 16, 1871”."


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Re: Evans Rifles

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#6 Post by Bill in Oregon » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:35 pm

These are very interesting rifles. The museum in Jacksonville, Oregon, had two of these that I got to examine as a guest curator years ago.

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Re: Evans Rifles

#7 Post by Chuck 100 yd » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:46 pm

It must have been heavy. Interesting gun none the lass.

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Re: Evans Rifles

#8 Post by rossim92 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:31 pm

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Re: Evans Rifles

#9 Post by EG73 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:53 pm

rossim92 wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:31 pm
value?
Most I see online are 1-3k

Mind you, there are also some exceptional ones..

https://www.rockislandauction.com/detai ... e-44-evans
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