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Lot 238: Civil War U.S. Contract Gibbs Breech Loading Percussion Carbine

Auction Date: September 10, 2021

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

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,500

Scarce 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: 346
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 181
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.

Rating Definition:

Very good plus as turned to a mottled brown patina overall with some moderate flash pitting visible at the breech. Stock is fine with some light dents and scratches, some cracks around the upper tang, and a crack at the upper right of the buttplate. Mechanically excellent.



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