Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1223: Civil War U.S. Joslyn Model 1862 Saddle Ring Carbine

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Civil War U.S. Joslyn First Type Model 1862 Saddle Ring Carbine

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

Civil War U.S. Joslyn First Type Model 1862 Saddle Ring Carbine

Manufacturer: Joslyn Firearms Company
Model: 1862-Carbine
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 52 RF
Barrel: 22 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 238
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 95
Class: Antique

A total of around 16,500 Joslyn carbines were manufactured during the Civil War under contract with the U.S. government in two models. The U.S. Government purchased 2,200 of the Model 1862 carbines in 1862-1863. The Model 1862 is easily identified by its use of a friction catch for the breech rather than the pull out latch on the Model 1864. This example has the standard markings and features, including matching serial numbers on the breech block and upper tang. "W.P" inspection initials marked at the left of the breech, two boxed script "EF" inspection cartouches marked on the left stock flat, and "E.F" inspection initials faintly marked ahead of the buttplate tang. "GDM" (George D. Moller) collection initials marked at the toe of the stock. Provenance: The George Moller Collection

Rating Definition:

Very good, retaining strong traces of original blue finish on the barrel underneath scattered mild brown surface pitting, 40% strong original case colors concentrated on the lock with mottled brown patina on the breech block, upper tang, and saddle ring. Stock is good with scattered dings, scratches, and a chip ahead of the lock. Mechanically excellent.

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