Manufactured by Winchester repeating Arms c.1873-1919, this particular one c.1886. .38-40 Winchester 15-round tubular magazine, lever action repeater, folding buckhorn rear sights, blued 24″ octagonal barrel, case hardened receiver and fittings. The famous “gun that won the west” in its fanciest attire. If looks could kill it would be superfluous because it’s a fucking gun already.
Designed by a French commission following general Boulanger’s demands in 1885, based on the previous Gras-Kropatschek rifles. Adopted c.1886, manufactured starting c.1887 by all major French national factories. 8x50mmR Lebel 8-round tubular magazine +1 chambered +1 in the lift, bolt action repeater. France’s military rifle for a good 60 years, named after colonel Nicolas Lebel who submitted the jacketed bullet idea, the Mle1886 rifle was the first smokeless powder rifle in full military service, one of the first repeating rifles in full military service and later the first one to use spitzer bullets.
Designed by John M. Browning, manufactured by Winchester Repeating Arms c.1888 and factory engraved c.1888 and 1901 - serial number 6728. 12 gauge five-round tubular magazine, lever action repeating shotgun, 76cm long damascus steel barrel, piano polish, extensive engravings. One of only five display M1887 shotguns, which makes it extremely rare on top of being gorgeous.
Designed by Smith and Wesson, based on the Hunt 1848 and Smith-Jenning 1852 patents, manufactured by Volcanic Repeating Firearm Co. c.1855-66 - serial number 2000. .41 rocket ball, tubular magazine, brass frame, lever action repeater. The Volcanic pistol only saw a short production run, but it is remembered along with its rifle counterpart for being the ancestor of the Winchester rifles.
Designed in 1779 by Austrian inventor Bartholomäus Girardoni, copied and manufactured in Great Britain c.late 18th century. .48/12,2mm caliber barrel, 20-round tubular magazine, gravity-fed repeating air rifle, leather-bound brass pressurized air tank fitted as the stock. Hailing from the soon-to-be-extinct Holy Roman Empire, the Girardoni air rifle might be famous to American readers as one of the weapon brought by Lewis and Clarke on their expedition into the untamed West.
Possibly that exact same rifle, manufactured c.1795.
The rifle adopted in 1780 by the Austrian army was a .46~.51 caliber design fitted with a 20-ball gravity magazine and a 30-shot air tank made of sheet iron. These characteristics gave it a high rate of fire, a low muzzle report, no smoke upon shooting, and made it the very first repeating gun in military service, as well as one of the very first tubular magazine designs. Reloading was made through the forward end of the tube, after which the rifleman would be good to shoot 20 rounds by simply holding the weapon skyward and work the spring-loaded breech block to the side. Each soldier was equipped with two air tanks - not counting the one currently screwed on, a full magazine, 80 extra shots in 20-round tin tubes as well as a cleaning kit and a hand pump.
Staying in limited service throughout the Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars, the Girardoni rifle had a few defaults that prevented its widespread usage, foremost of which was its stock/air tank. Although very difficult to manufacture in 18th century factories, it wasn’t tough enough for military service, and every dent would render it useless. On top of that the pump issued with it required upward of 1500 hand strokes to fill it completely if no specialized utility wagon was available
Manufactured by Winchester Reapeating Arms c.1888 and modified by a Great Plains American native. .32-20 15-round tubular magazine, lever action repeating rifle, tack decorated, painted, beads and leatherwork holster. I like me some rifle holsters.