EVANS REPEATING RIFLE CO.
Location: Mechanic Falls, Maine
Incorporated in 1873, this firm produced repeating rifles based upon patents issued to Warren R. Evans (1868-1871) and later George F. Evans (1877, 1878 and 1879). Most distinctive feature of these arms is they used a butt magazine operating on the principle of an Archimedean screw. Distributed by Merwin, Hulbert & Company, as well as Schuyler, Hartley & Graham, Evans rifles met with some success. One of their earliest advocates was William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill). Company ceased operations in 1879, after approximately 15,000 arms had been made.
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