Owned by George Palmer Putnam Publisher and Explorer (Grandson of G.P. Putnam publisher G.P. Putnam and Son's) husband of Amelia Earhart American aviation pioneer and author. Used by David Binney Putnam son of George Palmer Putnam and Dorothy Binney (daughter of Edwin Binney & Smith Crayola Crayons) stepson of Amelia Earhart and other explorers on expeditions to the arctic. Expeditions under the auspices of the University of Michigan, American Museum Of Natural History, American Geographical Society, and Museum of the American Indian. They sailed on the historic schooner Effie M Morrissey aka Ernestina Morrissey New Bedford, Ma.
Pic taken while laying out shop display. NOW ON DISPLAY IN THE SHOP. Not for sale.
David Binney Putnam was the author of the books David Goes Voyaging, David goes to Baffin land (The 256 Newton Rifle is featured in this book), David goes to Greenland, and David sails the Viking trail.
Cowboy Carl Dunrud was the author of the book Let's Go and went on one of the Putnam arctic expeditions. He was also close friends with G.P. Putnam and Amelia Earhart. He owned the Double D Ranch and was in the process of building a cabin on his property for George and Amelia at the time she went missing. The cabin was never finished. A photo of Daniel Willard Streeter holding the 256 Newton rifle which is posted below is found in this book.
Now owned by Fred E. Owner or A. P. Inc / Maine Gun Dealer Hermon, Maine
Soon to be on display in the gun shop.
David with the 257 Newton Rifle from the book David Goes to Baffin Land
Daniel Willard Streeter holding the 257 Newton Rifle, Capt. Robert A. Bartlett, George Palmer Putnam, and archer Art Young on the Morrissey Schooner
This photo is found in Carl Dunrud's book Let's Go
Art Young, George Palmer Putnam, and Carl Dunrud
David with the 257 Newton Rifle and some nice arctic hare from the book David Goes to Baffin Land
Detailed rifle pictures.
Maker - Newton Arms Co Inc Buffalo, NY
Patents - Pending
Model - 1916
Caliber - 256 Newton
Stock - Custom factory engraved full military type stock with a US wwi Springfield 1903 butt plate with a wwi 1903 cleaning kit stored inside. One of a kind.
Barrel Length - 24"
Barrel Maker - Harry Pope
Trigger - Double Set Trigger
Total production - 4,000 in 7 calibers
Special Features - Inlaid brass plate with initials M.J.E. 1917 I am assume the person this was made for was in the US military during wwi. Typically military rifles were sporterized and had their stocks cut down or replaced with a shorter lighter one for hunting purposes. This is the opposite being a hunting rifle that has a military style stock and military butt plate. By looking at pictures I believe it had a 1" wide military style sling on it as well.
Newton Rifle information CLICK BELOW
Here is an article about the 256 Newton compared to 6.5 Creedmoor CLICK BELOW
Here in an article about the 256 ballistics CLICK BELOW
Organization Name: University of Michigan Greenland Expedition (1926)
BAFFIN LAND EXPEDITION:
Organization Name: Baffin Island Expedition (1927)
Variant Name(s): Morrissey Expedition to Baffin Island (1927)
George Palmer Putnam Baffin Island Expedition (1927)
Putnam Baffin Island Expedition of 1927
1927 Putnam Expedition to Baffin Island
History Note: The Baffin Island Expedition departed Rye, New York, in June 1927, and returned in early October 1927. Captain Robert Bartlett piloted the Schooner Effie M. Morrissey, under the direction of George Palmer Putnam. Also on the expedition were Professor Laurence M. Gould, geographer and topographer; Donald M. Cadzow of the American Indian Museum; Robert E. Peary, Jr.; Maurice Kellerman, film maker; Peter Heinbecker, physician; Fred Limekiller, taxidermist; Edward Manley; Wallace R. Hawkins; Yale sophomore George T. Weymouth; Monroe G. Barnard; archeologist Junius B. Bird; David Binney Putnam, son of George Palmer Putnam; Deric Nusbaum; John A. Pope, surveyor; William Bartlett, son of Robert Bartlett; Ralph Spracklin; Tom Spracklin; George Curtis, Bos'n; William Pritchard, the cook; and Arthur French. The expedition made stops in Brigus, Newfoundland, and places in Labrador on the way to Baffin Island.
See Pinterest Page CLICK BELOW
For more info from Wikipedia about George Palmer Putnam CLICK HERE
For more info on David Binney Putnam CLICK HERE
For more info from Wikipedia about Charles Newton CLICK HERE
For more info on Captian Robert "Bob" Bartlett see the YouTube link below
For more info on cowboy Carl Dunrud which includes a picture of Carl holding the Newton 256 rifle (as seen above) see the Wyoming PBS YouTube link below
Laurence McKinley Gould carrying the Newton 256 rifle in Baffin Land.
For more info on Laurence McKinley Gould clink the link below CLICK BELOW
John Alexander Pope aboard the schooner Morrissey in 1927 on the Putman expedtion to Baffin Land
Here is a link to the Wikipedia page about John Alexander Pope CLICK BELOW
Here is a link to the Nation Archives scanned Pope scrapbook from the trip. CLICK BELOW
Daniel Willard Streeter was an American hunter, adventurer and author active in the 1920s For More Info about Dan Streeter CLICK HERE
See film from some of the expeditions on YouTube click links below.
Belknap, Professor of geology at the University of Michigan, was a member of the U-M Greenland Expedition of 1928, led by professor William Hobbs. Film records departure by ship from New York, arrival in Greenland and various expedition activities (1926).14 inch reel; silent film with titles. You can see David Binney Putnam carrying the rifle in the film section called "Off once more on the trek" Here is wearing the clothes as seen in the above picture with the arctic Hare. CLICK BELOW
1927 BAFFIN LAND:
Morrissey (renamed the Ernestina) now named the Ernestina Morrissey
Ernestina Morrissey Restoration