EXCELLENT BURNSIDE “5TH MODEL” CARBINE

$2,750.00

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Item Code: 2020-564

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This is the Burnside single shot percussion carbine, Model 1864, aka "5th model". It is a .54 caliber carbine manufactured by the Burnside Rifle Company, in Providence, Rhode Island. General Ambrose Burnside, was an official in the company before the war but was not involved in wartime development of the weapon. This model represented only modest improvements over the earlier models, most notably being the placement of a guide screw on the right side in the middle of the receiver, this improvement facilitated smoother operation during loading.

Standard features include an iron buttplate, single iron barrel band and band spring, saddle ring and bar on left side, double iron trigger guard/loading lever, hinged leaf-sight, and a chamber tapered for unique Burnside metal cartridge with a priming hole in the bottom for percussion ignition.

The maker’s marks on top of frame are easily read, “BURNSIDE’S PATENT / MODEL OF 1864”. Serial number 8691 appears on the top of the barrel breech and on the receiver. Sling swivel under the butt stock. There are two strong cartouches visible and inspector’s initials stamped in front of the butt plate tang. Barrel length is 20 inches. Mechanically crisp and strong. Metal appearance is beautiful with some parts retaining their original blued finish. Original case colors also remain on receiver. Bore is bright with good rifling. Wood has almost no wear.

This is an excellent example of a commonly-used Civil War carbine.  [jet]

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