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CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, retaining 80% original blue finish on the barrel and 40% plus attractive fire blue finish on the frame, upper tang and breech lever with smooth brown patina on the balance, and sharp markings and edges
in the metal overall. Wood is very fine with pleasing original raised grains and defined edges, scattered light scratches, a minor crack at the
toe, and an exceptionally crisp cartouche (near impossible to find on one of these!). Mechanically excellent. Nearly all of the Second Model Burnside carbines saw hard Civil War service with an extremely low survival rate, with this example being one of the finest surviving specimens extant! This would make an excellent addition to any U.S. Martial or Civil War firearms collection. Writer believes this to be the finest example we have ever offered at auction!
Provenance: The Gerald Jordan Collection; The Ron Bucholtz Collection.
Estimate: 16,000 - 25,000
CONDITION: Excellent, retains 97% plus original blue finish on the barrel with a few scattered small patches of brown colored very light pitting. 90% plus original niter blue finish remains on the hammer, trigger and buttplate with some scattered patches of smooth brown patina. Retains 95% plus vivid original case colors with a few areas of scattered light freckling. Sharp markings overall in the metal. Stock is also excellent with rich oil finish, defined edges, and exceptionally crisp cartouches. Mechanically excellent. This exceptional example of a Maynard Second Model carbine would make a fine addition to any Civil War or U.S. Martial collection!
Provenance: The David Aroh Collection; The Ron Bucholtz Collection. Estimate: 6,000 - 9,000

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