CONFEDERATE CAPTURED AND COLLECTED 5TH MODEL BURNSIDE CARBINE

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Item Code: 218-544

Original Civil War Burnside 5th Model carbine with “Z” stamp in the wood of the stock to the rear of the trigger guard. This mark shows that the weapon was captured or collected from a battlefield by Confederate forces and turned in for cleaning and or repair before being reissued to Confederate units.

Carbine was 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 wear a dark patina with light surface pitting on the breech and moderate pitting on the barrel tang, receiver and lock.

Barrel has original front and rear sights and is held to the forearm by a single iron band. Forward of the rear sight is a faint “CAST STEEL” stamping. Bore is pitted but rifling is strong.

Breechblock and frame have a matching serial number of 25191. This area is also clearly stamped “BURNSIDE PATENT / MARCH 25, 1856.” Right side of the receiver has the single guide screw which allows for smooth operation of the breech.

Lock plate is marked “BURNSIDE RIFLE CO. / PROVIDENCE, R.I.” This marking is difficult to read due to the pitting mentioned above. Mechanics are strong and crisp. Original nipple is present and shows light wear. Numerous sub-inspector marks are visible on major components.

Black walnut stock is in good, original condition and has one faint cartouche mark on the left wrist area. Stock exhibits a handful of shallow dings and dents consistent with use and age. Forearm has two 1.75-inch light surface cracks, one on each side. Butt has one small 0.75-inch crack extending from the rear of the lock. Right side of the buttplate has a small carved “X” and the wrist has three small dents. Despite these imperfections the stock shows its age well.

Left side of the reciever is fitted with a sling bar and ring.

“Z” stamp to the rear of the trigger guard is clearly visible.

For more information on captured and collected Confederate arms see the book by Captain Steve W. Knott, USN (ret.) titled “CAPTURED & COLLECTED CONFEDERATE REISSUED FIREARMS” on our website. [ad]

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