NICE CONDITION PALMER BOLT ACTION CARBINE

$3,250.00

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Item Code: 838-02

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This Palmer carbine is a bolt action, single-shot, .50 caliber rimfire carbine made by the E. G. Lamson Company of Windsor, Vermont. One of an estimated quantity of 1,001 such carbines produced, this carbine was the first bolt action metallic cartridge firearm accepted by the US Ordnance Department for issuance to the service.   The Lamson Company gained its contract for the Palmer carbine after the war in June 1865 and the arm was never issued. The firearm had a bolt action operation that used a short handled bolt at the rear of the breech that when pulled back and opened, exposed the chamber for loading the rimfire round. This carbine is in very good condition.

A 20” barrel is secured to the stock via a single barrel band.  Barrel bluing has turned to a pleasing dark plum patina overall and shows no pitting or oxidation. Rear site is missing and looks to have never been installed. Rifled bore is bright and clean but does have two small spots of pitting near the muzzle. Some case colors remain on hammer but the lockplate and the lockplate screws are dark.

Lockplate is thinly stamped with “U.S. / E. G. LAMSON.  & CO.  / WINDSOR. VT” in front of hammer.  Stamped “1865” behind the hammer. Receiver marked on top with “Wm. PALMER / PATENT / DEC. 22, 1863.” Bolt works fine and action is crisp.

A deep government inspector cartouche is found on the left flat of the stock opposite the hammer. Excellent stock retains almost all of its feathering effect but does have a few dings and scuffmarks from handling and storage.

This is a very nice condition Palmer carbine that would certainly enhance any military cavalry display or arms collection.

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