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Lot 2104: Civil War Burnside 5th Model Breech Loading Carbine

Exceptional Civil War Burnside Breech Loading Percussion Carbine

Auction Date: December 2, 2017

Lot 2104: Civil War Burnside 5th Model Breech Loading Carbine

Exceptional Civil War Burnside Breech Loading Percussion Carbine

Auction Date: December 2, 2017

Estimated Price: $3,500 - $4,750
Price Realized:

Exceptional Civil War Burnside Breech Loading Percussion Carbine

Manufacturer: Burnside Rifle Co
Model: 5th
Type: Carbine
Gauge: 54 percussion
Barrel: 21 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 6257
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 82
Class: Antique
Description:

The Ordnance Department purchased 43,000 5th Model Burnside carbines during 1863-64 to arm cavalry units. Many saw hard use during the Civil War. It has standard 5th Model markings, including a script "RKW" cartouche on the left of the wrist and matching serial numbers.

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall with 95% plus vivid original case colors, 90% original bright blue finish on the lever and breech, 85% original blue on the barrel, light flaking on the upper and lower tang, and scattered scratches. The wood has some scrapes and dings, a crisp cartouche, and nearly all of the dark oil finish. Mechanically excellent.



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