The National Firearms Museum’s new Theodore Roosevelt collection, set to debut in June, has the presidential hunter’s 1894 Winchester lever-action rifle.
The President’s rifle comes with the usual Roosevelt bells and whistles — the crescent buttplate, no raised check piece, as well as a little something extra; a threaded barrel. Yes, you guessed it, Roosevelt’s ‘94 Winchester comes with it’s very own Maxim suppressor.
This was the rifle that Roosevelt used to clear the estate of varmints. While this might generate a shrug on your end, please note that the estate was on the North Shore of Long Island. There’s little doubt that his neighbors (the Duponts, the Tiffanys, etc…) failed to appreciate the crack of gunfire on a weekday afternoon. So, in consideration of the neighbor’s piece of mind, Teddy took care of the problem as quietly as possible.
Via Gun Reports