Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1217: U.S. Contract Remington Type II "Split Breech" Carbine

Auction Date: September 11, 2021

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

U.S. Contract Remington Type II "Split Breech" Carbine

Manufacturer: Remington
Model: Rolling Block
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 50 RF
Barrel: 20 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 586
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 167
Class: Antique

The "Split Breech Carbines" were manufactured for Remington under a sub-contract with Savage Revolving Arms Company and were the first Remington long guns to use metallic cartridges and the last contract arms supplied to the U.S. Government at the conclusion of the Civil War. These Type II split breech carbines were manufactured circa 1865-1866 and were first delivered five months after the conclusion of the Civil War. The upper tang is marked "REMINGTON'S. ILION. N.Y./PAT. DEC. 23, 1863. MAY 3, & NOV. 16, 1864", and the serial number is marked on the left front of the frame under the forearm and on the bottom of the barrel. The buttplate is marked "US" and the left side of the wrist is marked with a boxed script "CGC" (Charles G. Curtis) inspection cartouche. "GDM" (George D. Moller) collection initials marked at the toe of the stock. Includes wood tampion. Provenance: The George Moller Collection

Rating Definition:

Very good plus, retaining 30% thinning original blue finish on the barrel with scattered patches of mild pitting, and 20% case colors on the frame turned mostly to a gray patina with scattered light pitting. Wood is very good with some scattered dents and scratches, a few filled in chips on either side of the buttstock, and a crisp cartouche. Mechanically fine.

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