Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1219: Civil War U.S. Contract Gwyn & Campbell Type I Grapevine Carbine

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Scarce Civil War U.S. Contract Gwyn & Campbell Type I "Grapevine" Breech Loading Percussion Carbine

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750

Scarce Civil War U.S. Contract Gwyn & Campbell Type I "Grapevine" Breech Loading Percussion Carbine

Manufacturer: Gwyn & Campbell
Model: Union-Carbine
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 50
Barrel: 20 inch part octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened
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Item Views: 286
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 94
Class: Antique
Description:

These "Union Rifles" were manufactured by Edward Gwyn and Abner C. Campbell in Ohio and are essentially updated versions of their prior Cosmopolitan carbines. This example has the standard Type I markings and features and also has "52" stamped by the serial numbers and on the breechblock and a "GDM" collection mark by the toe. Only approximately 700 of this variation were manufactured c. 1863-1864. Provenance: The George Moller Collection

Rating Definition:

Good with mostly a dark patina overall, mild pitting, modified front sight, distinct markings, and general moderate overall wear. The stock is also very good and has a refreshed cartouche, old coat of finish, thin crack below the lock, and scattered dings. Mechanically fine.



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