Jennings Percussion Rifle

Presented by the NRA National Firearms Museum

The Jennings is essentially the "great grandfather" of the Winchester Rifle. An improvement on the earlier Hunt Repeater, these arms were manufactured by Robbins & Lawrence of Windsor, Vermont. The Jennings Rifle also marked the association of B. Tyler Henry, Horace Smith, and Daniel Wesson, all of whom would later contribute to the design of the Volcanic Lever-Action Pistol and Carbine. These arms, as well as the Henry Rifle, were direct forerunners to the Winchester. This Jennings muzzleloader was manufactured in 1852 with parts from an unsuccessful breechloading rifle design. The Jennings Percussion Rifle can be seen at the NRA National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Virginia.

The Jennings is essentially the "great grandfather" of the Winchester Rifle.

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