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Lot 152: Burnside Second Model Breech Loading Saddle Ring Carbine

Auction Date: June 22, 2022

Scarce Burnside Second Model Breech Loading Percussion Saddle Ring Carbine

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,750 - $4,250

Scarce Burnside Second Model Breech Loading Percussion Saddle Ring Carbine

Manufacturer: Bristol Firearm Co.
Model: Burnside
Type: Carbine
Gauge: 54
Barrel: 21 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 350
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OE - GOOD - some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; lightly scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.

Description:

This example is one of 2,000 Second Model Burnside carbines manufactured circa 1860-62. 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.

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