ORIGINAL 5TH MODEL BURNSIDE CARBINE

$1,495.00

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Item Code: 172-5424

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Original Civil War Burnside 5th Model carbine produced by the Burnside Rifle Co of Providence, Rhode Island. This cavalry model .54 caliber, single-shot, percussion breech-loading carbine is in good serviceable condition. This weapon employed the uniquely designed, tapered .54 caliber Burnside brass cartridge. Carbine also features a hinged center receiver section that drops down when the inner latch of the trigger guard is activated which allows for quick insertion of the cartridge.

All metal surfaces on this carbine are heavily mottled giving it a spotted appearance. There is also a good bit of scattered pinprick pitting. No original finish remains.

Barrel has original front and rear sight and is held to the forearm by a single iron band. There is a worn “CAST STEEL” mark forward of the rear sight. Bore is very good. It is very clean with good rifling.

Breech block and frame have a matching serial number of 6049. This area is also clearly stamped “BURNSIDE PATENT MODEL OF 1864.” The right side of the receiver has a single guide screw which allows for smooth operation of the breech.

Lock plate is marked with a worn “BURNSIDE RIFLE CO. / PROVIDENCE, R.I.” This marking is difficult to read due to the mottling mentioned above. Mechanics are smooth and work properly. Original nipple is present and in good condition. Numerous sub-inspector marks are visible on major components.

Black walnut stock is in fair, original condition and has one faint and one weak cartouche mark on the left wrist area. Stock exhibits a handful of shallow dings and dents consistent with use and age. Some original feathering is still visible on the butt. Stock is free of cracks.

Carbine is fitted with a sling bar and ring. Bar is slightly bent. Sling swivel is present at bottom of butt. [ad]

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