NEWTON ARMS MODEL 1916 256 BUFFALO RIFLE

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 publisher, author, and explorer George Palmer Putnam and Dorothy Binney (daughter of Edwin Binney of Binney & Smith Crayola Crayons) stepson of aviator 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. owned by Capt. Bob Bartlett
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NEWTON ARMS MODEL 1916 256 BUFFALO RIFLE PUTNAM ARCTIC EXPEDITIONS MAINE
Now owned by Fred E. Owner or A. P. Inc / Maine Gun Dealer Hermon, Maine

Pic taken while laying out shop display. NOW ON DISPLAY IN THE SHOP. (See Below) Not for sale.

Newton Arms Rifle David Binney Putnam Baffin Land Hermon Maine

George Palmer Putnam Amelia Earhart Newton Rifle Arctic Expedition Hermon Maine


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.

David Goes Voyaging David Binney Putnam Maine David Goes To Baffin Land Baffinland Baffin Island David Binney Putnam Maine David Goes to Greenland David Binney Putnam Maine David Sails The Viking Trail David Binney Putnam Maine

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 in Wyoming 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.

Carl Dunrud Let's Go Book Picture Holding 256 Newton Rifle Maine




David with the 257 Newton Rifle from the book David Goes to Baffin Land 1927
Newton Rifle David Goes To Baffinland David Binney Putnam Amelia Earhart's Stepson Putnam Arctic Expedition Maine

Baffin Land 1927
David with the 257 Newton Rifle from the book David Goes to Baffin Land

Baffin Land 1927
David Binney Putnam Baffin Island from John Alexander Pope Scrapbook

Daniel Willard Streeter holding the 257 Newton Rifle, Capt. Robert (Bob) A. Bartlett, George Palmer Putnam, and archer Art Young on the Morrissey Schooner 1926
This photo is found in Carl Dunrud's book Let's Go
Daniel Dan Willard Streeter, Robert A. Bartlett, George Palmer Putnam, Art Young Ernestina Morrissey Schooner Arctic Expedition Maine

Art Young, George Palmer Putnam, and Carl Dunrud 1926

Art Young, Geoge Palmer Putnam, and Carl Dunrud

David with the 257 Newton Rifle and some nice arctic hare from the book David Goes to Baffin Land 1927
David Putnam with the 257 Newton Rifle arctic hare David Goes to Baffinland Maine

 

Detailed rifle pictures.

Newton Arms 1916 256 Rifle Putnam Arctic Expeditions Maine Newton Arms 1916 256 Rifle Putnam Arctic Expeditions Maine
Newton Arms 1916 256 Rifle Putnam Arctic Expeditions Maine Newton Arms 1916 256 Rifle Putnam Arctic Expeditions Maine
Newton Arms 1916 256 Rifle Putnam Arctic Expeditions Maine Newton Arms 1916 256 Rifle Putnam Arctic Expeditions Maine
Newton Arms 1916 256 Rifle Putnam Arctic Expeditions Maine Newton Arms 1916 256 Rifle Putnam Arctic Expeditions Maine
Newton Arms 1916 256 Rifle Putnam Arctic Expeditions Maine Newton Arms 1916 256 Rifle Putnam Arctic Expeditions Maine
Newton Arms 1916 256 Rifle Putnam Arctic Expeditions Maine Newton Arms 1916 256 Rifle Putnam Arctic Expeditions Maine
Newton Arms 1916 256 Rifle Putnam Arctic Expeditions Maine Newton Arms 1916 256 Rifle Putnam Arctic Expeditions Maine
Newton Arms 1916 256 Rifle Putnam Arctic Expeditions Maine Newton Arms 1916 256 Rifle Putnam Arctic Expeditions Maine
Newton Arms 1916 256 Rifle Putnam Arctic Expeditions Maine

Rifle Specs:
Maker - Newton Arms Co Inc Buffalo, NY
Customized By - Seymour Griffin (Later known as Griffin & Howe)
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. Griffin schnabel forend. One of a kind.
Barrel Length - 24"
Barrel Maker - Harry Pope
Trigger - Double Set Trigger
SN: 2291
Total production - 4,000 in 7 calibers

Newton Rifle Edmund Cogswell Converse Seymore Griffin Maine
This document above was provided by Lawrence Wales authur of book The Newton Rifle. It shows it was sold to Edmund Cogswell Converse who had been known to gift guns. This shows it had a single trigger originally.



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
https://revivaler.com/newton-rifle-256-newton/

Western 256 Newton Ammunition Ammo Maine
Here is an article about the 256 Newton compared to 6.5 Creedmoor CLICK BELOW
https://gunsmagazine.com/gear/6-5-creedmoor-beware/

Here in an article about the 256 ballistics CLICK BELOW
https://www.ballisticstudies.com/Knowledgebase/.256+Newton+and+6.5-06.html


EXPEDITIONS:
James B. Pond George Palmer Putnam Greenland and Baffin Land Maine

GREENLAND EXPEDITION:

American Museum Greenland Expedition to Northwest Greenland under the auspices of the American Museum of National History
Organization Name: University of Michigan Greenland Expedition (1926)
Captain Robert Bartlett piloted the Schooner Effie M. Morrissey, Leaders: George Palmer Putnam along with University of Michigan Professor William H. Hobbs
Also on the expedition were:
- Knud Rasmussen, advisor
- H.C. Raven, Zoologist
- Van Campen Heilner, ichthyologist
- Dan Willard Streeter, hunter
- Peter Heinbecker, surgen
- Robert E. Peary, Engineer
- Carl Dunrud, assistant
- Maurice Kellerman, motion pictures
- Edward Manley, radio
- Fred Linekiller, taxidermist
- David Binney Putnam, junior

A formal portrait of the members of the arctic expedition was published in The New York Times in May, 1926
Greenland 1926 Putnam Expedition

Publisher George Palmer Putnam of Manhattan, with his small son David Binney Putnam; Art Young, archer; Carl Dunrud, cowboy; Dan Streeter, author; Capt. Bob Bartlett, Explorer Peary's onetime skipper; Knud Rasmussen, explorer; and naturalists from the American Museum of Natural History, have been cruising Davis Strait and Baffin Bay, off Greenland, in constant radio communication with the New York Times. Many a description of Arctic weather effects has been received, couched in Publisher Putnam's best editorial verbiage. Walrus, seals, narwhal and varied seafowl have fallen to the voyagers' trusty guns, a high moment coming last fortnight when the Putnams, father and son, and Dan Streeter touched off their rifles simultaneously into the bulk of a polar bear on a cake of pan ice. David Putnam, 13, veteran of William Beebe's last Galapagos cruise, had been spending days in the crow's-nest sighting for bear; it is unlikely that he will neglect to mention the episode in his projected treatize: David Goes to Greenland.

Excerpts from two stories that ran in The New York Times in the spring and fall of 1926, respectively
Putnam Expedition to Greenland 1926

For more pictures and film of this expedition scroll down.

BAFFIN LAND EXPEDITION:

Members Putnam Expedition Baffin Land 1927


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
- Arthur French.
The expedition made stops in Brigus, Newfoundland, and places in Labrador on the way to Baffin Island.

See the collection from the 1927 Putnam Expedition to Baffin Island CLICK HERE and CLICK HERE

Smithsonian Nation Museum American Indian Putnam 1927 Maine

For more pictures and film of this expedition scroll down.


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G.P. Putnam's Sons Publisher New York & London Maine
For more info from Wikipedia about G.P. Putnam's Sons CLICK HERE

George Palmer Putnam, Dorothy Binney Putnam, David Binney Putnam Maine
George Palmer Putnam, Dorothy Binney Putnam, and David Binney Putnam on the schooner Effie M. Morrissey

GP G.P. George Palmer Putnam and Amelia Earhart Maine
George Palmer Putnam and Amelia Earhart
For more info from Wikipedia about George Palmer Putnam CLICK HERE

Amelia Earhart and stepson David Binney Putnam 1932 Maine
Amelia Earhart and stepson David Binney Putnam

MOVIE: David Binney Putnam arrives in San Francisco to join the search for Amelia Earhart Putnam


Binney & Smith Crayola Crayons Maine
David Binney Putnam son of publisher, author, and explorer George Palmer Putnam and Dorothy Binney (daughter of Edwin Binney of Binney & Smith Crayola Crayons) stepson of aviator Amelia Earhart

David Binney Putnam Signed to my good friend Carl Dunrud Maine

David Binney Putnam Obituary Maine

For more info on David Binney Putnam CLICK HERE


Charles Newton Newton Arms Inventory of the Newton Rifle Maine
For more info from Wikipedia about Charles Newton CLICK HERE


Captian Robert "Bob" Bartlett Effie M Morrissey Maine
For more info on Captian Robert "Bob" Bartlett see the YouTube link below
 


Carl Dunrud Cowboy from Wyoming with Amelia Earhart Maine
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 Arctic Baffin Land Baffinland with Newton Rifle Maine
Laurence McKinley Gould Arctic Baffin Land Baffinland with Newton Rifle Maine
Laurence McKinley Gould carrying the Newton 256 rifle in Baffin Land.

For more info on Laurence McKinley Gould clink the link below CLICK BELOW
https://americanpolar.org/about/polar-luminaries/laurence-mckinley-gould/


John Alexander Pope Baffin Land Putnam Expedtion Aboard the Schooner Morrissey
John Alexander Pope aboard the schooner Morrissey in 1927 on the Putman expedition to Baffin Land

Here is a link to the Wikipedia page about John Alexander Pope CLICK BELOW
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Alexander_Pope

Here is a link to the Nation Archives scanned Pope scrapbook from the trip. CLICK BELOW
https://catalog.archives.gov/id/77451775

An Arctic Rodeo Book Daniel Willard Streeter Maine
Daniel Willard Streeter was an American hunter, adventurer and author active in the 1920s For More Info about Dan Streeter CLICK HERE


Art Young Archer Bow Hunter Putnam Arctic Expedition Maine
Art Young (Arthur H. Young) was an American Archer and Bowhunter.
For More Info About Art Young see these links CLICK HERE and CLICK HERE


Junius B. Bird Effie M. Morrissey Schooner Arctic Putnam Expedition Maine
Junius B. Bird American archaeologist shown here in 1927, sailed aboard as scientist for several of the trips into the Arctic.
Bird has been cited as a possible real-life inspiration for the fictional movie character Indiana Jones
For More Info About Junius B. Bird CLICK HERE


See film from some of the expeditions on YouTube click links below.

1926 GREENLAND:


American Museum Greenland Expedition to Northwest Greenland for the American Museum of National History with George Palmer Putnam and University of Michigan Professor William H. Hobbs.

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

Ralph Belknap 1926 Expedition to Greenland
 
See these videos from GettyImages

Harry Raven with George P. Putnam and son David Putnam aboard the Effie M. Morrissey prior to expedition to Greenland

Marie Stafford presents flag to explorer Bob Bartlett during ceremony aboard the Effie M. Morrissey before Arctic expedition

Putnam arctic expeditions returns to New York

Greenland Expedtion Putnam 1926 Maine


1927 BAFFIN LAND:


Voyage to Western Baffin Land for the American Geographical Society, Museum of the American Indian and the Heye Foundation with George Palmer Putman and Robert E. Peary, Jr. (son of Robert E. Peary).

Here is a link to the Nation Archives scanned Pope scrapbook from the trip.
CLICK BELOW
https://catalog.archives.gov/id/77451775

Dream Come True Putnam Baffinland Maine

Dream Come True David Binney Putnam Baffin Land Maine

NY TIMES BAFFIN LAND PUTNAM 1927 MAINE

NY TIMES BAFFIN LAND PUTNAM 1927 MAINE

NY TIMES BAFFIN LAND PUTNAM 1927 MAINE

NY TIMES BAFFIN LAND PUTNAM 1927 MAINE

Bob Bartlett Chart Baffin Iland 1927 Maine


 
 
 
 


Morrissey (renamed the Ernestina) now named the Ernestina Morrissey

Morrissey Schooner Putnam Expedition to the Arctic

 
 
 


Ernestina Morrissey Restoration
 
 




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