RARE SECOND MODEL BURNSIDE CARBINE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION

$3,250.00
Originally $3,500.00

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Item Code: 696-43

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Here is an original Civil War Burnside cavalry carbine specimen in very good condition that was produced by the Burnside Rifle Co of Providence, Rhode Island from 1860 to 1862. This cavalry model .54 caliber, single-shot, percussion breech-loading carbine was one of only 2,000 such pieces manufactured by the company. Produced without any forend, the carbine features a breech mechanism opened by the inside latch device on the trigger guard. The hinged center section drops down when the inner latch is activated and allows for insertion of the uniquely designed, tapered, copper Burnside cartridge.

The short arm bears serial # 1633 receiver, breechblock and barrel and exhibits a light dusky gray patina on all metal surfaces with no trace of any bluing. Metal bears evidence of cleaning at one time and has normal light rust pitting and dark areas of oxidation. Lockplate side tang shows the maker’s marks “BURNSIDE RIFLE Co. / PROVIDENCE R. I.” Lock markings are clear as are the serial numbers. Clean, clear maker’s stamp “BURNSIDE’S PATENT / MARCH 25TH, 1856” on the receiver frame. Mechanics are strong and tight.

Bore, with strong rifling, shows some slight rust oxidation in spots. Original walnut stock has been lightly refinished. No cartouches are visible. Stock exhibits just a handful of very shallow dings and scratches consistent with use and age. Fitted with a cavalry sling bar, carry ring, and the single sling swivel at the bottom of stock. Carbine has no guide screw in the center of the frame. Many Federal cavalry regiments were issued the 2nd Model Burnside carbine such as the 1st Rhode Island, 1st Maine, 1st New Jersey, 1st Pennsylvania and the 1st US cavalry regiments. A rare Civil War ‘Burnside’ second model carbine that compliments any cavalry arm collection.

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