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Lot 226: Civil War U.S. Contract Gibbs Breech Loading Percussion Carbine

Auction Date: September 10, 2021

Scarce and Exceptional Civil War U.S. Contract Gibbs Breech Loading Percussion Carbine

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,750 - $5,500

Scarce and Exceptional Civil War U.S. Contract Gibbs Breech Loading Percussion Carbine

Manufacturer: Brooks
Model: Gibbs
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 52
Barrel: 22 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 460
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 174
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 at the Phoenix Armory 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. The left rear of the stock is marked with two boxed script inspector's cartouches. "GDM" (George D. Moller) collection initials marked at the toe of the stock. Includes wood tampion. Provenance: The George Moller Collection

Rating Definition:

Fine, retaining 60% original blue finish on the barrel and mottled brown patina overall. Stock is very fine with defined edges, some light handling marks and dents, and nice cartouches. Mechanically excellent.



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