Government records list 6,686 of these carbines purchased for the Navy. The leather cover on the barrel was designed to protect the barrel from corrosive saltwater; many are badly damaged or absent due to extensive service, unlike this fine example which survived with its leather covering. Blade front sight, adjustable rear sight, and standard markings.
Very good, exhibiting a mix of silver and brown patina on the casehardened surfaces with some scattered patches of light pitting. The leather barrel cover is also very good with some areas of light cracking. The re-oiled wood is fine with some scattered scratches and dents, and defined edges. Mechanically excellent. Professionally made modern replacement rear sling swivel.
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