WONDERFUL SMITH CARBINE IN VERY FINE CONDITION

$2,750.00

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Item Code: 1043-42

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Carbine meas. approx. 39.00 inches overall.

The .50 caliber barrel retains its original blue throughout with only minor imperfections such as slight rub marks etc... The iron blade front sight is mortised into the barrel above the muzzle and the rear sight has the single flip-up leaf with moveable appture in working condition. Left barrel flat at the breech is marked with the letter “B.” Bore is excellent and spotless.

Receiver retains strong original case colors as does the hammer and bolster. Top strap retains its blue. Original nipple is present with minor dirt around base. Action is excellent and works properly. Left side of the receiver has crisp markings of “MANUFACTURED BY/ AMN M’CH’N WKS/SPRINGFIELD, MASS.” as well as “SMITH’S PATENT / JUNE 23, 1857” and “ADDRESS / POULTNEY & TRIMBLE / BALTIMORE U.S.A.” Bottom of receiver is marked with serial number 4851. Weapon properly breaks open for loading.

Excellent two-piece black walnut stock with a 9” forearm held by a single barrel band. Stock retains its original feathered finish with just a few light scattered scratches with dings and dents mostly on the forearm. There is a single crisp cartouche mark on the left side of the wrist. Wrist area is also stamped with “G.P.” just behind the receiver.

Triggerguard retains 10% of its original finish and the rear most tang screw is missing. Saddle bar and ring are present. Buttplate has turned a plumb brown. Screw heads are good.

The Smith carbine saw 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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