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North & Skinner Revolving Rifle


Produced from 1856 to 1859, this revolving rifle looked much like the other revolving rifles that were being tried.  One difference however was that it was not a "single-action" type where you cocked the hammer to rotate the cylinder.

The North & Skinner was a levergun.  Shoving the combination lever & triggerguard down cocked the hammer and rotated the cylinder into firing position.

Most were made in .44 caliber.  Some .60 caliber shotguns were produced also.

There were a number of different types of revolving rifles produced around this time.  The biggest reason they did not last was ... the Volcanic rifle and it's offspring!





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