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Created by:
Winchester Repeating Arms Company, American, 1866 - 2006  Search this
J.M. Bucheimer Company, American, 1884 - 1969  Search this
Used by:
Lt. Colonel Charles J. Blackwood Sr., American, 1896 - 1982  Search this
wood and metal with leather and thread
H x W x D (.1a Rifle): 44 × 4 1/4 × 1 1/2 in. (111.8 × 10.8 × 3.8 cm)
H x W x D (.1b Case): 47 × 7 1/2 × 1 1/2 in. (119.4 × 19.1 × 3.8 cm)
rifles (long guns)
cases (containers)
Place made:
New Haven, Connecticut, United States, North and Central America
Frederick, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
early 20th century
Winchester Model 1894 rifle and case used by Charles J. Blackwood during World War I. The Winchester Model 1894 rifle is a lever-action repeating rifle. The rifle has a long barrel with a shorter magazine attached. The rifle and barrel are made of metal attached to the main body of the gun that is comprised of wood and metal pieces. The rifle ends in a long wooden shoulder hold, in a triangular shape, with a notch cut out from the top. The rifle has a trigger guard and finger lever over the trigger. There are inscriptions on many parts of the rifle. On the bottom of the barrel, below the loading port, is the number [516517]. On the top of the barrel, the marker's mark reads, [MODEL 1894 / WINCHESTER / TRADEMARK REG. IN U.S. PAT. OFF.]. Underneath the barrel, the inscription reads, [38-55], the type of caliber bullets. Beside it on the barrel, are two additional identifying marks. In a circle, written horizontally are the letters, [PWI]. On the side of the barrel is another inscription that reads, [MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. / NEW HAVEN.CONN.U.S.A. PATENTED AUGUST 21.1894.]
The cover is made from brown leather that has a zippered opening on one end. A tag is sewn next to the zipper with the manufacturer, [BUCHEIMER / MADE / SINCE 1884 / FREDERICK MD.]. A silver stamp of the same label is on the leather at the bottom of the case along with the number [3044]. The case has a lighter colored leather piece, attached in a loop at the tip, as well as a handle in the center. The zipper has the text, [BUCH] inscribed on the tag.
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
World War I  Search this
World War II  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Beverly J. Blackwood in memory of Charles J. Blackwood, Sr.
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No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture