.44-100 Model 1882 Maynard
Model 1882 Maynard is a slight embarrassment to old George because he missed
it for Volume Four. It is in a drawing in Richard King's earlier softcover
book on Maynard cartridges so I should not have missed it. I did because it
does not appear in any of the catalogues. It must have been a late comer to
the line, perhaps a special order. Oddly, I discovered a Maynard 82 rifle
in Maryville north of Everett two years ago. It had over 40 of the .44-100
cases with it, and two other barrels as well--the .22-10 and the .32-35.
The rifle went to Judge Bob Holter in Great Falls (a college mate of mine)
and I have spread a lot of the cartridges around. I still have some
.44-100s here that belong to the original owner at $125 a shot. That's
their value in Gun Report and Buttweiler's catalogs.
I suppose this was about the world's supply of .44-100-2.8" Maynards, there
being but few others known.