This is a second pattern Bendix-Hyde carbine, made for the M1 Carbine trials. The first Bendix-Hyde had a number of features that Ordnance requested be changed (including a pistol grip), and this was the modified version submitted for the second round of tests. It lost out to the Winchester design, of course, which became the M1 Carbine.
I had a chance to take one apart at RIA, so I made sure to get a photo or two (click to enlarge):
This Driggs cannon and its accessories are lot #1117 at Morphy’s April 2019 auction. Developed between 1883 and 1889 by Lt. William Driggs and Commander (later Admiral) Seaton Schroeder, the Driggs cannon was an improvement […]
By the 1890s, Winchester had established an extremely successful business in lever-action rifles. John Browning’s designs for the 1886, 1892, and 1894 models had proven very popular, and so Winchester (seeing the potential of the […]
Okay, it’s another one that’s not remotely forgotten. But we have to cover the BAR before we can effectively go into the more obscure variants of it that ARE forgotten. We’ve added a Browning Automatic […]