CONFEDERATE RICHMOND CARBINE

$7,950.00

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Item Code: 172-4614

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Completely original Richmond Carbine in fair condition.

Overall length of the weapon is 40.50 inches measuring from the center of the buttplate to the muzzle. All metal is a dark iron except for the buttplate and nose cap which are brass.

The .58 barrel meas. approx. 25.00 inches long with a barely visible “VP” and eaglehead on left flat at breech. Barrel date is obliterated by pitting. Rear sight is gone but mortise is present. Front sight is a blade sight with a ½ inch long base. Bore is dirty and rifling is faint. It looks like a good cleaning will bring up more of the rifling. The barrel is attached to the stock by two flat barrel bands that have off center “U” stampings. Barrel is heavily pitted at breech. Nipple is original. Bolster has clean-out screw.

Lock plate is the “low hump” or Type III as classified by John M. Murphy in his “CONFEDERATE CARBINES & MUSKETOONS.” Lockplate is marked “C.S. / RICHMOND” in two lines forward of the hammer and “1864” vertically behind the hammer. Both stampings are strong. “CS” stamping is slightly crooked. Lock and hammer surface have a dark patina with light surface rust and scattered pitting to match the barrel. Hammer holds at half and full-cock and falls properly when trigger is squeezed.

The stock is a Richmond made stock and is in overall fair condition. The surface shows light to moderate dings and scratches consistent with age and storage. Screwed into the bottom edge of the butt behind the triggerguard is a sling swivel with another snapped off the triggerguard bow and another snapped off the forward barrel band. There is a crack at each end of the lockplate. Each extending approx. 0.50 inch. Lockplate screws show light wear. The wood around the barrel tang shows heavy wear. There is a deep section of “burn out” along the right side behind the nipple, there is also a half inch chip behind the barrel tang and two shallow chips along the left side. Lower left buttstock shows four slight cracks varying in size from 2.50 down to 1.00 inch.

The iron ramrod has is missing. Ramrod channel is in good shape.

A hard to find Confederate weapon in any condition.  [ad]

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