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Overview

The Evans Repeating Rifle, also known as the Evans Repeater, is an American repeating rifle developed in the 1870s.

Development

The Transitional Model Carbine was developed with a 558.8mm barrel, a short forend, a single barrel band, and with sling swivels. About 450 were produced.

Variants

Old Model

Retroactively named Old Model, this version lacked the lower half of the stock and had a different buttplate.

Evans Repeating Rifle Old Sporting Model
.44 Evans Short. Standard commercial model with 660.4mm, 711.2mm, or 762mm barrel. ~300 made.
Evans Repeating Rifle Old Military Model
.44 Evans Short. Military model with 762mm barrel, full forend with 2 barrel bands. ~50 made.
Evans Repeating Rifle Old Carbine Model
.44 Evans Short. Short model with 558.8mm barrel, short forend with 1 barrel band. ~150 made.

Transitional Model

The transitional model of 1876 had a full stock and a redesigned buttplate.

Evans Repeating Rifle Transitional Sporting Model
.44 Evans Short. Standard commercial model with 660.4mm, 711.2mm, or 762mm barrel. ~1,050 made.
Evans Repeating Rifle Transitional Military Model
.44 Evans Short. Military model with 762mm barrel, full forend with 2 or 3 barrel bands. ~150 made.
Evans Repeating Rifle Transitional Carbine Model
.44 Evans Short. Short model with 558.8mm barrel, short forend with 1 barrel band. ~450 made.

New Model

The New Model was chambered for .44 Evans Long, which lowered the amount of ammunition it was possible to carry from 32+2 to 26+2. A dust cover was installed, and multiple minor changes were made to the overall shape and construction.

Evans Repeating Rifle New Sporting Model
.44 Evans Long. Standard commercial model with 660.4mm, 711.2mm, or 762mm barrel. ~3,000 made.
Evans Repeating Rifle New Military Model
.44 Evans Long. Military model with 762mm barrel, full forend with 2 barrel bands. ~3,000 made.
Evans Repeating Rifle New Carbine Model
.44 Evans Long. Short model with 558.8mm barrel, short forend with 1 barrel band, optional bayonet mount. ~4,000 made.
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