Product images of Hotchkiss Model 1878 rifle
We use a 280gsm fine art paper and premium branded inks to create the perfect reproduction.
Our expertise and use of high-quality materials means that our print colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.
Read more about our fine art prints.
Manufactured in the UK
All products are printed in the UK, using the latest digital presses and a giclée printmaking process.
We only use premium branded inks, and colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.
Hotchkiss Model 1878 rifle
The stock is wood, secured to barrel by two bands and fitted with a sling loop. The butt is slightly dropped with a steel butt plate. There is a slot cut into the barrel for a cleaning rod (which is missing). In the stock is the tubular magazine which holds five rounds fed forward by a coil spring activated piston. Bolt action with a magazine cutoff on the right side of the bolt handle - this allows the weapon to be used as a single shot weapon. The barrel is rifled and fitted with a blade foresight and a ramp and leaf rearsight. The calibre is 0.45in. Between 1879 and 1881, the US Navy took delivery of Hotchkiss Magazine rifles Model 1878 and 1879 and the Hotckiss Magazine carbine.
Winchester's Repeating Arms
- Image reference: E8750
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London