Winchester-Hotchkiss 1883 Mag Dump



Nothing says good morning like a magazine full of .45-70 black powder cartridges. That's more bullet mass going downrange than an entire 30-round AR15 magazine!

This is an 1883 Winchester-Hotchkiss rifle, which holds 5 rounds in a tube magazine inside the buttstock. Winchester sold more than 80,000 of these to foreign military forces and on the US commercial market, but the US Army turned it down and kept their Trapdoor Springfields instead. I know which one I would prefer to have...

    • Uploaded: 04/22/2015