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Lot 1116: Civil War U.S. Mass. Arms Co. Second Model Maynard Carbine

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Excellent Civil War U.S. Massachusetts Arms Co. Second Model Maynard Breech Loading Percussion Saddle Ring Carbine

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,000 - $6,000

Excellent Civil War U.S. Massachusetts Arms Co. Second Model Maynard Breech Loading Percussion Saddle Ring Carbine

Manufacturer: Massachusetts Arms Co
Model: Maynard-2nd Carbine
Type: Carbine
Gauge: 50
Barrel: 20 inch part octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 294
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 92
Class: Antique
Description:

Maynard carbines were easily among the best cavalry weapons available during the Civil War. Both sides used them and held them in high regard. They are based on the designs of Dr. Edward Maynard, a dentist and inventor from New York and Washington, D.C. Approximately 20,202 second model Maynard carbines were manufactured between 1863-1865. Some were issued to the 6th, 9th, and 11th Indiana Cavalry as well as the 10th and 11th East Tennessee Union Cavalry. It has a pinched blade front sight, three leaf rear sight graduated for 100, 300, and 500 yards, "EDWARD MAYNARD./PATENTEE./MAY 27. 1851./DEC. 6. 1859." marked on the left of the frame, "MANUFACTURED BY/MASS. ARMS CO./CHICOPEE FALLS." on the right of the frame, "S" marked on the left breech flat, and two boxed script "GWS" and "JM" inspection cartouches marked on the left of the wrist.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retains 95% original blue finish on the barrel with some light pitting concentrated at the breech. Retains 85% plus vibrant original case colors strongest on the action with the balance lightly faded to a smooth gray patina, and some light freckling. Sharp markings and edges in the metal overall. Stock is also excellent with attractive original raised grain and rich oil finish, some scattered light pressure dents and scratches, defined edges, and exceptionally crisp cartouches. Mechanically excellent. This excellent Second Model Maynard carbine would make an exceptional addition to any U.S. Martial or Civil War collection!



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