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 "WHR" inspection cartouche 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. Provenance: The Ron Bucholtz Collection
Excellent plus, as issued, retains 97% plus original blue finish on the barrel with a few small areas of smooth brown patina. Retains 95% plus original nitre blue finish on the breech block and upper tang, with some light flaking and brown patina visible on the rear sight and buttplate. Retains 98% plus vivid original case colors. Stock is also excellent plus with attractive rich oil finish, defined edges, a few light handling marks, and an exceptionally crisp cartouche. Mechanically excellent. This outstanding example of a Gwyn & Campbell carbine would make an excellent addition to any Civil War or U.S. Martial collection!
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