CONFEDERATE RICHMOND CARBINE

$3,500.00

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Item Code: 1000-378

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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 gray mix except for the buttplate and nose cap which is brass.

The .58 barrel meas. approx. 25.00 inches long with no visible markings due to heavy pitting present throughout the barrels surface. Rear sight base is present but the flip-up leafs are missing. Front brass blade sight with a ½ inch long base is mortised in. Bore is very dirty with heavy built up dirt. Any rifling is faint or non-existent. The barrel is attached to the stock by two flat barrel bands that have off center “U” stampings. Bands are dark with minor pitting. Nipple is gone and has been for some time. Bolster has a heavily worn 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 moderately pitted with only the letters “C.S.” visible. Below this is just the slightest hint of the top portion of the words “RICHMOND, VA.” A worn “1863” is stamped vertically behind the hammer. Lock and hammer surface have patina to match the barrel. Forward section of the lock appears to be a little lighter. This is probably from rubbing to see the maker’s mark. Action is a little stiff with a shallow half-cock. Hammer holds at half and full-cock and falls properly when trigger is squeezed.

The stock is a Richmond made stock and is in heavily worn condition. The surface shows some heavy dings and scratches some of which were deep enough to be filled in with wood putty. There is one spot on the right side of the butt that meas. approx. 2.00 x 2.00 inches. Amazingly the stock does not show any cracks. Screwed into the bottom edge of the butt behind the trigger guard is a sling swivel with another attached to the triggerguard and another below the forward barrel band. Lockplate screws show some heavy wear and band springs are dark and pitted.

The iron ramrod has a tulip shaped head and the threads are missing from the opposite end. Ramrod channel has light chipping scattered along length.

A rare Confederate weapon that has the look of having been stuck in the corner of a barn or cellar after the war and forgotten about for a while.  [ad]

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