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Winchester model 1866 center-fire repeating carbine. Serial number 79311, manufactured around 1868 to 1869. Belonged to George Allen, who established a homestead for his family in 1870 about three miles west of Tescott. He used the carbine in a skirmish between eight or nine settlers and a group of Indians at a creek located approximately half a mile east of Beverly. Allen had originally acquired the Winchester from an Indian, who traded it for Allen's muzzle-loading rifle because it was too difficult for him to acquire shells for the Winchester.

Date: between 1868 and 1869

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Item Number: 365252
KSHS Identifier: 1988.81.0

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