Maynard rifle 50 caliber
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Category: Maynard Rifles - Civil War Rifles
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Seller: United Sportsmen's Company
Company: United Sportsmen's Company
Member Since: 5/4/11
First Name: Brendan
Last Name: Walsh
Country: United States
Phone: (815) 599-5690
Number of Active Listings: 591
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: Money Order, Cashier Checks, Visa, MC, & Discover
you are currently on a Maynard single-shot rifle rifled in 50 caliber breechloader with a folding mechanism (like a shotgun) using a metallic cartridge whose wide Flange at the base provided the gas seal. The weapon was invented by a New York dentist named Edward Maynard. It was patented in 1851, and the barrel was unlocked by lowering the trigger guard. The hammer was hand cocked, and ignition was by means of a percussion cap whose spark fired the powder through a hole in the center of the cartridge base. There was gas leakage through this hole. Relatively few were manufactured and used in the Civil War, and those mostly in the Confederacy. According to reports a practiced marksman could be effective at up to 600 yards with the Maynard. The Confederacy was able to manufacture the relatively simple Maynard brass cartridge (but not the rim fire Spencer and Henry cartridges). The advantages of the Maynard were its light weight at only 6 lbs and its simple construction. This is a historical collector's classic piece great for dispay and talking points.
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