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 LOT 1272
Very Scarce Burnside Second Model Breech Loading Percussion Saddle Ring Carbine - Serial no. 615, 54 cal., 21 inch round bbl., blue/ casehardened finish, walnut stock. One of 2,000 Second Model Burnside carbines manufactured circa 1860-62. The second model is an improvement on the first model before it, in that it features George P. Foster’s patented breech-latch. The main distinguishing characteristic of the second model from the more common later examples is the absence of a forearm. Lock plate marked “BRISTOL FIREARM CO.” and lever catch marked “G. P. FOSTER.PAT./APRIL 10TH 1860” on the right. Serial number “615” marked on top of the frame (partially worn) and bottom of the barrel, and “401” on the period field replacement breech block. Some of these carbines were used by the 1st Rhode Island Infantry at the Battle of Bull Run in July 1861, and the remainder were issued to many Federal cavalry regiments including the 1st U.S. Cavalry. Nearly all of the Second Model Burnside carbines saw hard Civil War service with a low survival rate. CONDITION: Very good, exhibiting signs of genuine Civil War use with smooth brown patina visible in various areas, and scattered light to mild pitting. Stock is good with added protective coat of varnish, numerous scattered mild scratches and dents, and mostly defined edges. Mechanically fine. This is a solid representative example of a Civil War used scarce Second Model Burnside carbine. Estimate: 2,250 - 3,500
LOT 1273
Fine Indian Wars Era U.S. Sharps New Model 1863 Metallic Cartridge
Conversion Saddle Ring Carbine - Serial no. C,14579, 50-70 U.S. Govt cal., 22 inch round bbl., blue/casehardened finish, walnut stock. Originally manufactured in 1863-1865 as a percussion carbine for use in the Civil War and was one of 31,098 carbines returned by the U.S. Government to Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Co. in 1867, who received a contract for refurbishment and alteration of their rifles for use with metallic cartridges. This example is one of around 1,900 altered carbines with a spring loaded firing pin, and retains its original six-groove rifling. Faint remnants of “E.A.W” inspection initials on breech end of the barrel. Script “DFC” (David F. Clark) ribbon inspection cartouche marked on buttstock.
Absent primer feed mechanism (does not affect function of the gun), as typical on these metallic cartridge conversion carbines. CONDITION: Fine, retains 80% arsenal refurbished blue finish on the barrel with faded markings underneath the finish, and 70% plus vivid arsenal refurbished case colors with smooth gray
patina on the balance, and some scattered light freckling. The wood is very fine with defined edges, some light handling marks, and a crisp cartouche. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000
        LOT 1274
 Civil War U.S. R
Scarce Civil War Cosmopolitan Arms Co. “Union Rifle” Breech Loading Percussion Saddle Ring “Grapevine” Carbine - Serial no. 1114, 52 cal., 20 inch part octagon bbl., blue/casehardened finish, walnut stock. 1,140 of these carbines were reportedly manufactured by E. Gwyn and A. C. Campbell’s company, the Cosmopolitan Arms Co., to fill an order for the State of Illinois placed through the U.S. Ordnance Department in December of 1861. They were delivered in July 1862. The 5th Illinois Cavalry received over 400, and the majority were used by the 6th Illinois Cavalry during the famous Grierson’s Raid that diverted Confederate attention from Grant’s Vicksburg campaign. Marked “1114” and “162” on various components. CONDITION: Very good, with a mix of old refinished blue finish and smooth brown patina, some scattered areas of light pitting and freckling, and legible lock markings. The refinished stock is also very good, with scattered handling marks and dents. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000
LOT 1275 ichardson & Overman Gallager Breech Loading Percussion Saddle Ring Carbine - Serial no. 9913, 50 cal., 22 1/4 inch round bbl., blue/casehardened finish, walnut stock. Designed by Dr. Mahlon J. Gallager, a Southerner by birth, and manufactured under license by Richardson & Overman in Philadelphia where Gallager had a dental practice. Reportedly 17,728 Gallager carbines were manufactured in three different variations. Faint remnants of a boxed script inspection cartouche stamped on the stock wrist. CONDITION: Good, with smooth gray and brown patina on the barrel and components, with a silvery gray patina on the frame. The re-oiled stock is very good, with scattered light scratches and handling marks, a 2 1/2 inch crack on the left ahead of the buttplate, and defined edges. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 1,800 - 2,750
LOT 1276 Civil War U.S. Merrill Second Type Breech Loading Percussion Saddle Ring Carbine - Serial no. 16836, 54 cal., 22 inch round bbl., bright finish, walnut stock. Just under 14,500 Merrill carbines were manufactured in two variations during the Civil War. This is the second type with slightly different stock contours, no patch box, and the button type latch. Merrill carbines were almost exclusively issued to cavalry units during the war, including units from New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Indiana, Wisconsin, Kentucky, and Delaware. The lock is dated “1864.”“T.K.L.” inspector initials stamped on top of breech. The left stock flat has two faint boxed script inspection cartouches. CONDITION: Very good, with gray patina and scattered areas of light pitting on the crisp iron surfaces, defined lock markings, and bright patina on the brass fittings. The re-oiled stock is also very good, with a few light scratches and minor filled in repairs visible, and lightly visible cartouches. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 1,600 - 2,500
LOT 1277 Civil War U.S. Joslyn First Type Model 1862 Rimfire Saddle Ring Carbine - Serial no. 3565, 52 RF cal., 22 inch round bbl., brown finish, walnut stock. A total of around 16,500 Joslyn carbines were manufactured during the Civil War under contract with the U.S. Government in two models. The U.S. Government purchased 2,200 of the Model 1862 carbines between 1862-1863. The Model 1862 is easily identified by its use of a friction catch for the breech rather than the pull out latch on the Model 1864. “F.D.L” inspection initials marked at the left of the breech and on top of the stock ahead of the buttplate tang (faint), and two boxed script “FDL” inspection cartouches stamped on the left stock flat. CONDITION: Good, with scattered light pitting visible underneath the refinished brown finish. The stock is also good as lightly sanded and re-oiled, with a few mild dents and handling marks. Absent extractor/breechblock latch, otherwise mechanically fine. Estimate: 1,400 - 2,250

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