Short Barrel and Long Range

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I found the following account of trials with a short barreled Remington rifle interesting. I have not been able to discover any follow-up.

New Gun At Creedmoor

Mr. Leonard Geiger, the inventor of the Remington gun, had a new weapon on the range for the purpose of testing its accuracy. This rifle, called by Mr. Geiger, “a son of a gun,” has the stock and breech mechanism of the Remington long-range rifle, without the pistol grip. Its barrel is only twenty-six inches long, but very thick, the weapon weighing slightly over ten pounds. The gun behaved well during its trial, and although not securing the best possible score, was the only weapon used at long range during the day that was not credited with a miss. Mr. Geiger’s theory for using this short barrel is perfect, and if his experiments prove satisfactory, the day of long barrels and heavy charges will be closed. The record at the two ranges was as follows:

900 yards…. 5 5 4 2 4 5 5 2 2 5 – 39 | 1,000 yards…. 4 5 3 4 5 4 5 4 3 5 – 42

Source: The Spirit of the Times (New York, USA), 21 April 1877