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The Old West Had a 34-Shot Rifle, the Evans New Model Carbine

The old west major firepower was just six shooters right?

Wrong this 34 shot Evans New Model Carbine was high capacity way back then.

Ian from Forgotten Weapons tells us all about the 34-shot Evans New Model Carbine.

High capacity is just a product of the modern times, right? No, the Evans New Model Carbine way back in 1873 made in Maine was a 34-round shooter.

This .44 caliber rifle actually had a 34 shot helical magazine in the buttstock. This was nearly a century before current production high capacity rifles (which are truly standard capacity as the standard magazine capacity is 30 rounds) such as AR-15s have made general media headlines as modern inventions. Evans was certainly ahead of the game.

Sadly Winchester was a larger scale producer of rifles and the Evans rifles in 1881 were done being produced.

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The Old West Had a 34-Shot Rifle, the Evans New Model Carbine