Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 151: Civil War U.S. Contract Gibbs Carbine

Auction Date: April 13, 2018

Scarce Civil War U.S. Contract Gibbs Breech Loading Percussion Carbine by W. F. Brooks

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,250 - $3,500

Scarce Civil War U.S. Contract Gibbs Breech Loading Percussion Carbine by W. F. Brooks

Manufacturer: Gibbs
Model: Saddle Ring
Type: Carbine
Gauge: 52 percussion
Barrel: 22 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 74
Class: Antique
Description:

The Gibbs carbine is one of the scarcest and best designed carbines used by Union forces. Only 1,052 Gibbs carbines were manufactured by William F. Brooks of New York City, and delivered to the U.S. government in 1863 due to the factory being burned down during the New York Draft Riots in that same year. Around 500 of these were issued to the 10th Missouri Cavalry and smaller quantities were issued to the 13th and 14th New York Cavalry. This has the standard markings and features.

Rating Definition:

Good with mottle gray patina, patches of mild pitting, scattered scratches and marks, some slight chips/absent slivers at the edges of the stock inlets, faint stock cartouches on the lightly sanded, reoiled stock, with crisp metal markings. Mechanically excellent.



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