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. We will delve into the history, use and operation of the weapons using videos, blog posts and high resolution images to tell their story.