Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 104: Civil War U.S. Gwyn & Campbell Type II Breech Loading Carbine

Auction Date: August 26, 2022

Civil War U.S. Gwyn & Campbell Type II Breech Loading Percussion Saddle Ring Carbine/Union Rifle

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,250 - $5,500

Civil War U.S. Gwyn & Campbell Type II Breech Loading Percussion Saddle Ring Carbine/Union Rifle

Manufacturer: Gwyn & Campbell
Model: Union
Type: Carbine
Gauge: 52
Barrel: 20 inch part octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 314
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 126
Class: Antique
Description:

Gwyn & Campbell manufactured around 8,200 of the Type I and Type II carbines in 1863 and 1864 with most issued to a variety of Midwestern units during the Civil War. This one has the standard Type II markings and features. Matching serial numbers are visible on the bottom of the barrel, frame, and breechblock. Boxed script "RKW" and "WHR" inspection cartouches stamped on the left of the wrist, and small "W.H.R" inspection initials on the top of the stock ahead of the buttplate tang.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retains 75% original blue finish on the barrel, 70% plus original niter blue finish on the breech block, 30% plus original niter blue finish on the upper tang, 70% plus vivid original case colors with smooth brown patina and light to moderate freckling on the balance. Stock is also very fine with defined edges, a black line on the right of the wrist, a few light handling marks, and exceptionally crisp cartouches. Mechanically excellent.



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