Orvill Robinson’s rifles were ahead of their time.
This gunsmith made some really incredible rifles for a short period.
Watch as Ian from Forgotten Weapons shows us all about two of Orvill Robinson’s rifles.
When Orvill Robinson made these rifles Winchester saw a competitor that they needed to make sure would never be a problem. He was paid for two patents and his toggle bolt rifles were never again made in those two formats.
So why was Winchester so worried about Orvill Robinson’s designs? Ian from Forgotten Weapons shows us just how interesting this gunsmith’s rifles actually were. There were some really good merits of these designs.
Thus goes another history story of a rifle that found an early demise for reasons other than a faulty function.