Lot #148
Lot #150

Lot 149: Civil War Type II Gwyn & Campbell Union Carbine

Civil War Type II Gwyn & Campbell Percussion "Union Carbine"

Auction Date: April 13, 2018

Lot 149: Civil War Type II Gwyn & Campbell Union Carbine

Civil War Type II Gwyn & Campbell Percussion "Union Carbine"

Auction Date: April 13, 2018

Estimated Price: $1,600 - $2,500
Price Realized:

Civil War Type II Gwyn & Campbell Percussion "Union Carbine"

Manufacturer: Gwyn & Campbell
Model: Union-Carbine
Type: Carbine
Gauge: 52 percussion
Barrel: 20 inch part octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 793
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 73
Class: Antique
Description:

About 4,000 of these Type II carbines were manufactured circa 1863-1864. The Gwyn & Campbell "Union Rifles/Carbines" were the successors to the Cosmopolitan/Gross patent carbines. Edward Gwyn and Abner Campbell owned the Cosmopolitan Arms Co. and all of these carbines were manufactured in the same plant in Hamilton, Ohio, circa 1863-1864. The carbine has the Type II features and markings including matching serial numbers at the breech. The left stock flat is stamped with script "RKW" and "WHR" cartouches which are very crisp, and "WHR" is also stamped in block letters ahead of the buttplate tang on the comb. The left barrel flat has an "R" and "[?]A.&Co."

Rating Definition:

Fine with 60% original case colored/blue finish overall, mostly brown patina on the faded areas, revarnished wood, some slight spotting, pitting concentrated on the buttplate, general mild scratches and marks, and mostly crisp markings and cartouches. The barrel breech exhibits wrench type marks behind the rear sight. Mechanically excellent.



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