ORIGINAL SMITH CARBINE IN VERY FINE CONDITION

$2,650.00

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Item Code: 218-491

This is an original Civil War Smith carbine in very nice condition. Carbines of this type were used by Union forces during the Civil War. This single-shot, percussion carbine is a .50 caliber, breechloading weapon that measures 39” long overall and weighs a hefty seven pounds and eight ounces.

Excellent two-piece black walnut stock is made up of a buttstock and a 9” forearm held by a single barrel band. Black walnut wood retains much of its original finish with just some light wear overall. Left wrist has two strong cartouche marks. The 21 5/8” long octagonal / round shaped barrel surface still wears its original dark bluing with some light scattered surface scratching. Visible on left barrel facet near frame is a stamped letter “B.” Barrel has original, brass blade front sight and folding rear sight. Frame housing is stamped with serial number “98.”

Left side of breech opposite the hammer bears a crisp patent mark “ADDRESS / POULTNEY & TRIMBLE / BALTIMORE U.S.A.” Directly underneath the sling bar is a sharp mark that reads “SMITH’S PATENT / JUNE 23, 1857.” Forward of this is another strong stamping that reads   “MANUFACTURED BY/ AMN M’CH’N WKS/SPRINGFIELD, MASS.”

Frame exhibits some case colors. Carbine exhibits good mechanics. Bore is bright and strong and immaculately clean. Screws show light wear.

The Smith carbine saw extensive service with the following volunteer cavalry regiments: 1st Connecticut, 1st Massachusetts, 6th and 9th Ohio, 7th and 17th PA, 7th and 11th Illinois and the 3rd West Virginia Regiments.  [ad]

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