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SOLD at 2012 Apr 22 @ 10:38UTC-6 : CST/MDT
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This is an example of a Triplett & Scott carbine that was manufactured circa 1864-1865 by the Meriden Manufacturing Company as part of a contract of 5,000 carbines to arm the Kentucky Home Guard, however the carbines were received too late to be used in the Civil War. Only about 2,000 22 inch barrel carbines were manufactured making them quite scarce. The barrel, rear sight, barrel band and barrel support were finished blue and the receiver, hammer, trigger guard, and buttplate were casehardened. The carbine features a seven-round magazine and is loaded by twisting the barrel to align with the magazine on the lower left side of the receiver. Pinched blade front and folding ladder rear sights. The serial number is stamped on the right side of the frame. The lower left side of the frame is marked "MERIDEN MAN'FG. CO./MERIDEN, CONN." and the left side of the breech is marked "KENTUCKY". The patent marking: "TRIPLETT & SCOTT/PATENT DEC. 6, 1864" is marked on the upper receiver tang. Mounted with a smooth oil finished walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a steel carbine buttplate and a sling swivel mounted on the heel and toe.
BBL: 22 inch round
Gauge: 50 RF
Serial Number: 3244
Condition: Good. The metal surfaces have a brown patina, mottled gray on the receiver, with some pin prick type pitting on the breech block. and exposed end of the magazine. There is a minor crack on the left wrist, which is very common on these carbines due to the lack of thickness of the wood in that area where the magazine runs into the otherwise good stock. The front upper edges and around the barrel band spring are a bit "chewed" up, otherwise overall there are some scattered minor dings and scratches. The markings are clear. The action is fine.