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SOLD at 2012 Apr 22 @ 10:37UTC-6 : CST/MDT
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The Smith Carbine was manufactured by the Massachusetts Arms Co., Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts and was one of the most important Federal Cavalry carbines. Designed by Gilbert Smith, the production of this breech loading percussion carbine was almost entirely consumed by government contracts, with limited numbers going to the civilian market. A total of 30,362 Smith Carbines were purchased by the United States during the Civil War. Smith Carbines were considered to be accurate and reliable weapons. Standard three sets of markings on the left side of the frame "MANUFACTURED BY/MASS ARMS CO./CHICOPEE FALLS.", agents' names "ADDRESS/POULTNEY & TRIMBLE/BALTIMORE U.S.A." and "SMITH'S PATENT/JUNE 23, 1857". The left rear barrel flat is marked with a "LFR" inspectors mark. The side of the stock wrist is stamped with a boxed "LFR" and oval "LH" cartouche. Dovetail brass blade front sight and folding leaf rear sight absent of yard markings. Blue barrel and trigger guard, niter blue barrel latch and casehardened remaining parts. Mounted with a smooth forearm and straight grip walnut stock with a steel carbine buttplate.
BBL: 21 5/8 inch part octagon
Gauge: 50 percussion
Serial Number: 1119
Condition: Fine. The barrel retains 50% original thin blue finish with moderate oxidation on the balance. The trigger guard has a dark patina with minor oxidation. The buttplate has a smooth brown patina and the hammer and receiver have 30% case colors with the balance a dark patina. The wood is fine with some scattered minor dents and dings. The cartouches are crisp. Markings are readable. Mechanically fine.