Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1160: U.S. Civil War American Machine Works Smith Saddle Ring Carbine

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

U.S. Civil War American Machine Works Smith Breech Loading Percussion Saddle Ring Carbine

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,200 - $1,800

U.S. Civil War American Machine Works Smith Breech Loading Percussion Saddle Ring Carbine

Manufacturer: American Machine Works
Model: Smith Carbine
Type: Carbine
Gauge: 50
Barrel: 21 5/8 inch part octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 369
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 125
Class: Antique
Description:

Reportedly 30,362 Smith carbines were purchased by the U.S. Government throughout the Civil War. Blade front and ladder rear sights. Small single letter inspection marks on various components, "L.F.R" inspection initials on the left barrel flat at the breech, "JH" inspection initials ahead of the buttplate tang, and boxed script "LFR" inspection cartouche (faint) on the left stock wrist ahead of an oval script "JH" inspection cartouche.

Rating Definition:

Very good plus with strong traces of original blue finish, 30% plus original case colors, and smooth brown patina on the balance. Wood is fine as re-oiled with defined edges, some scattered light scratches and dings, a moderate horizontal crack visible on the left of the wrist behind the frame, and mostly clear cartouches. Mechanically excellent.



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