Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1162: Civil War Joslyn First Model 1862 Saddle Ring Carbine

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Scarce Civil War Joslyn First Model 1862 Breech Loading Saddle Ring Carbine

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,600 - $2,500

Scarce Civil War Joslyn First Model 1862 Breech Loading Saddle Ring Carbine

Manufacturer: Joslyn
Model: 1862
Type: Carbine
Gauge: 52 RF
Barrel: 22 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 247
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 126
Class: Antique

Approximately 3,500 Joslyn Model 1862 carbines were made, 2,200 of which the U.S. Government purchased. The lock plate is marked "JOSLYN FIRE ARMS Co/STONINGTON/CONN.", and the breechblock is marked with the 1861/1862 patent dates. Hook type breechblock latch, pinched blade front and three leaf rear sight graduated up to 500 yards. Serial number "2372" marked on the upper tang and "1787" on the breech block. "T.K.L" inspection initials marked on the left of the rear sight and below it on the breech of the barrel. Two boxed script "TKL" inspection cartouches stamped on the left flat above the saddle bar. Initials "WJC" carved in the left of the buttstock, and a backwards "B" and initials "WN" carved in the right of the buttstock.

Rating Definition:

Very good, exhibiting smooth brown patina with sharp markings and edges in the metal. Brass retains a bright golden patina. Stock is good as sanded and re-oiled with lightly visible cartouches, numerous scattered dents and scratches, various minor cracks and period applied carvings as mentioned above. Mechanically excellent.

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