Designed and made by Edward Lindner of Manchester, New Hampshire. Amoskeag received an order from the Ordnance Department for 6,000 Lindner carbines in April of 1863 and had them completed one year later, although delivery was refused which led to a lawsuit in which Amoskeag lost and the carbines are believed sold c. 1870 overseas during the Franco-Prussian War, with this example appearing to have escaped that fate. Fixed blade front sight and two-leaf folding rear sight mounted behind the breechblock, which is correctly marked on top "EDWARD LINDNER'S/PATENT/MARCH 29, 1859". The lock, trigger guard, buttplate, and the stock all resemble the patterns found on the Special Model 1861 Rifle-Musket then in production by Amoskeag. The left side of the buttstock is stamped with "29" above a crossed out "30". "GDM" (George D. Moller) collection initials marked at the toe of the stock. Includes wood tampion. Provenance: The George Moller Collection
Excellent, retaining bright surfaces overall with sharp edges and sharp markings on the lock and breech. Stock is very fine with some light handling marks and dents. Mechanically excellent. This is an exceptional example of a hard to find Second Type Lindner Carbine that appears to have seen little if any use at all.
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