Antique Evans Repeating Rifle New Model .44 Evans Long, C&R

SOLD FOR: $1,900

WOA#: WY240214BT011

Make: Evans

Model: New Model 44

Serial Number: 2046

Year of Manufacture: 1877-1879

Caliber: .44 Evans Long

Action Type: Tube Fed, Lever Action Rifle

Markings: This rifle has “EVANS REPEATING RIFLE MECHANIC FALLS, ME. / PAT DEC 8 1868 & SEPT 16 1871” followed by “2046”

Barrel Length: 24”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a dovetail blade and the rear sight is a U-notch rear sight with a flip up volley sight. The rear sight is missing parts of the volley sighting system.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are a 3 piece stock set with 2 panels on the rear to create a buttstock and a forend. These stocks are lightly worn with pressure dents and scratches. There are no cracks or chips. Overall this stock set rates at a Very Good condition for an antique.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is semi-bright and the rifling is sharp. There is some visible erosion in the bore. There is some odd scratching near the end of the bore. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 6/10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 30% of its metal finish. The entire rifle is covered in patina, there is still bluing on the barrel under the patina. The edges are worn. Overall this rifle is in Very Good condition for an antique.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None

Our Assessment: The Evans New Model Repeating Rifle in .44 caliber, produced by the Evans Repeating Rifle Company in the late 19th century, was distinguished by its innovative design and high ammunition capacity. Featuring a helical tubular magazine atop the barrel, it could hold up to 28 rounds of its proprietary .44 Evans cartridge. While not as widely adopted as contemporaries like the Winchester Model 1873, it found favor among civilian shooters and hunters in the United States for its unique attributes.

Chambered in the .44 Evans cartridge, specifically developed for this rifle, the Evans Repeating Rifle offered sufficient power for hunting and target shooting. Despite its innovative design, it gradually fell out of production as other firearms manufacturers introduced more popular designs and calibers. Today, the rifle is primarily sought after by collectors and antique firearms enthusiasts, appreciative of its unique design and historical significance in the evolution of repeating rifles during the late 19th century.

This New Model Evans Carbine is chambered in the Evans .44 Long is an amazing example of 19th century technology and innovation. This rifle is in amazing condition for its age and would be a great collectors piece for those with an eye for transitional firearms history.

Please check out the photos for more information, good luck on your bid! -R.E.

Antique Evans Repeating Rifle New Model .44 Evans Long, C&R
Antique Evans Repeating Rifle New Model .44 Evans Long, C&R