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Maynard Arms Corporation

Name Street Town State From To
Maynard Arms Corporation   Washington D.C. 1857 1894


Patent Date Remarks
     


Contract for
U.S. Government of December 25, 1857 400 carbines
U.S. Government June 1864 to May 1865 20002 2nd Model Carbines


Product
See Maynard, Edward

.50 caliber using a metallic shell, single shot carbine 1st type, tip-up breechloader with tape priming system, patch-box, curved buttplates, diopter sight, marked
THE MAYNARD ARMS CO., WASHINGTON and
MANUFACTURED BY THE MASSCHUSETTS ARMS CO., CHICOPEE FALLS, MASS.

.50 caliber using a metallic shell, single shot carbine 2nd type, tip-up breechloader with tape priming system, patch-box, curved buttplates, diopter sight and added folding sight at the barrel, marked
THE MAYNARD ARMS CO., WASHINGTON and
MANUFACTURED BY THE MASSCHUSETTS ARMS CO., CHICOPEE FALLS, MASS.

2nd model Cavalry Carbine, right side

.35 caliber percussion, Maynard Model 1863 sporting rifle

.40 caliber percussion, Maynard Model 1863 sporting rifle

.50 caliber percussion, Maynard Model 1863 sporting rifle

.35 caliber cartridge, Maynard Model 1865 sporting rifle

.40 caliber cartridge, Maynard Model 1865 sporting rifle

.50 caliber cartridge, Maynard Model 1865 sporting rifle

The Model 1865 were offered with interchangeable barrels to alter them to a 20 or 28 gauge shotgun

Improved Gallery Rifle

Divers caliber center fire cardridge, Maynard Model 1873, with a gap between the breech and the recoil shield which needs cardridges with 1/8" thick rims, produced in a many types.

In the 1880s a adapter was offered for the Model 1865 and the 1873 to allow using centerfire as well as rimfire cartridges, produced in a many types.

Divers caliber standard poxer primed cartridges, Model 1882, (gap between breech and recoil shield) was reduced.

No. 1
.22 r.f. caliber, single shot, 20" and 24" round barrel, no fore stock, sights of front and rear was of hunting type, available in Model 1873 with the Hadley rimfire attachment which allowed the use of standard ammunition when removed and in 1882 model most probably without the tang sight

No. 2
.22 r.f. caliber, single shot, 20" and 24" round barrel, no fore stock, hunting type sights with elevating graduated peep, available in Models 1873 and 1882, Hadley rimfire attachment

Improved Hunting, Taget or Sporting Rifle

No. 3 (Hunting or Target)
.32 c.f., .32 l.r. and .32 r.f. calibers, single shot, 24" or 26" round barrel, no fore stock, hunting type sights, available in Models 1873 and 1882, Hadley rimfire attachment

No. 4 (Hunting or Target)
.32 c.f., .32 l.r. and .32 r.f. calibers, single shot, 24" or 26" round barrel, no fore stock, hunting type sights with elevating graduated peep, available in Models 1873 and 1882, Hadley rimfire attachment

No. 5 (Hunters)
.38 c.f. (.38-50 Maynard) and .38 r.f. calibers, single shot, 26", 28" or 30" round barrel, no fore stock, hunting type sights, available in Models 1873 and 1882, Hadley rimfire attachment only on 1873 model

No. 6 (Sporting)
.38 c.f. (.38-50 Maynard) and .38 r.f. calibers, single shot, 26", 28" or 30" round barrel, no fore stock, hunting type sights elevating graduated peep, available in Models 1873 and 1882, Hadley rimfire attachment only on 1873 model

No. 7 (Hunters)
.35-30 Maynard caliber, single shot, 20" round barrel, no fore stock, hunting type sights, available in Models 1873 and 1882

No. 8 (Hunting)
.35-30 Maynard caliber, single shot, 20" round barrel, no fore stock, hunting type sights elevating graduated peep, available in Models 1873 and 1882

No. 9 (Hunting or Targes)
.35-30 Maynard caliber, single shot, 26" round barrel, no fore stock, hunting type sights elevating graduated peep, available in Models 1873 and 1882

No. 10 (mid-range Hunting & Target)
.35-30, 40-40, .40-60 and .40-70 (all Maynard) caliber, single shot, 28", 30" and 32" round barrel, no fore stock, hunting type sights elevating graduated peep, available in Models 1873 and 1882

No. 11 (Hunters)
.40-60, .40-70, .50-50, .50-100, .55-100 (all Maynard), .45-75 Govt. and .55-70 Govt. caliber, single shot, 26", 28", 30" and 32" round barrel, no fore stock, hunting type sights elevating graduated peep, available in Models 1873 and 1882

No. 12 (mid-range Target)
.40-60 and .40-70 (all Maynard), single shot, 28", 30" and 32" round barrel, no fore stock, hunting type sights elevating graduated peep, available in Models 1873 and 1882

No. 13 (mid-range Target)
.40-60 and .40-70 (all Maynard), single shot, 28", 30" and 32" round barrel, no fore stock, patent vernier wind gauge with spirit level sights, available in Models 1873 and 1882

No. 14 (long-range Creedmoor)
.44-100 Maynard, single shot, 32" round barrel, no fore stock, patent vernier wind gauge with spirit level sights, available in Models 1873 and 1882

No. 15 (new off-hand Target)
.38-50, .40-60 an .40-70 Maynard, single shot, 26", 28", 30" and 32" round barrel, with fore stock, elevating graduated peep and wind gauge front sight, available in Models 1873 and 1882

No. 16 (Target)
.22 r.f., .25 r.f., .25-20 ss, .38-50, .40-60 and .40-70 calibers, single shot, 26", 28", 30" and 32" round barrel, with fore stock, mid-range patented Vernier and wind gauge front sight, available in Models 1873 and 1882

When the J. Stevens Arms and Tool Company bought the Massachusetts Arms Company in 1894 no more Maynards were manufactured. However Stevens used the tip-up barrel design of Maynard action between 1902 and 1930 on three types of boys rifles marked STEVENS-MAYNARD JR.

Prior to the outbreak of the Civil War in April 1861 Southern states purchased some 1st Model Maynard carbines. Massachusetts Arms Company was selling
to Mississippi, 325 carbines in .50 caliber and 300 in .35 caliber
to Florida, 1000 in .35 caliber
to the State of Georgia, 650 in .50 caliber
about 800 more carbines of unknown calbier were sold to militia units in South Carolina and Louisiana as well as to a few other Southern states.

During the battle of Ballís Bluff on October 21, 1861 the Confederates used Maynardís against General Charles P. Stoneís troops.

The Maynard orientated Perry Brass Frame Carbines were manufactured by the Confederacy at Kenn, Walker & Company, Danville, Virginia.