Approximately 8,000 Model 1864 Joslyn breech loading carbines were purchased by the Ordnance Department. The Joslyn was one of the more widely used carbines during the Civil War. The carbine is equipped with pinched blade front and three folding leaf rear sights. It has the correct hooded firing pin that distinguishes the Model 1864 Carbine from the brass mounted Model 1862 carbine. "F.D.L" inspection initials marked on the left of the barrel and on top of the stock ahead of the buttplate tang. Matching serial number "13453" on the breechblock and upper tang. Two crisp boxed script "FDL" inspection cartouches stamped on the left stock flat above the saddle ring bar. "US" marked buttplate tang. Provenance: The David Aroh Collection; The Ron Bucholtz Collection
Exceptionally fine, retaining 85% original blue finish on the barrel with areas thinning to a smooth brown patina and a few patches of light pitting. 60% original case colors remain on the lock and breech area with scattered gray/brown patina on the balance. Sharp markings and edges in the metal overall. Stock is very fine with attractive original raised grains and rich oil finish, some scattered light to moderate dents, a mild scuff on the fight of the forend below the barrel line, defined edges and exceptionally crisp cartouches. Mechanically excellent.
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