MODEL 1836 HALL U. S. BREECHLOADING CARBINE

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Originally $2,850.00

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Item Code: 218-492

Presented here is a Model 1836 Hall breechloading smoothbore percussion carbine. These carbines were made by Harper’s Ferry from 1837 to 1840 with many being issued to the 2nd US Dragoons who were then fighting Indians in Florida.

It should be pointed out from the beginning that all the iron surfaces of this weapon have a plumb brown surface or darker. Metal has been untouched for years and has not been cleaned.

The 23.00 inch round barrel is .64 and has both an off-center iron front and rear sight. Barrel surface has very light scattered surface pitting and is attached to the stock by two barrel bands. Bore is smooth and mostly clean with small amounts of pitting about a third of the way down the barrel.

The breech block of the carbine is actuated by depressing a trigger under the stock that allows the block to raise exposing the chamber. This works properly and snaps back into place properly when closed. The top of the breech block is marked “J. H. HALL / U.S. / 1837.” The letter “J” is very faint but the rest is very good. Breechblock shows hints of case colors on the sides. Hammer is the correct type with bored hole at center. Hammer operates properly. Original nipple is present.

Walnut stock is the earlier production with the implement compartment on the underside of the butt. Stock shows signs of having been lightly cleaned with light to moderate dings and scratches on the butt. There is what looks to be a closed hairline crack running from side to side just behind the breech but no wider. Sling ring is mounted through the wrist. Two of the frame screws show wear.

Mounted under the barrel is a sliding triangular bayonet that is approx. 22.25 inches long. Blade slides and locks into place properly and also retracts.   [AD]

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