These Type I split breech carbines were manufactured by Savage Revolving Arms Co. for Remington to fulfill a U.S. Government contract for 5,000, with completed deliveries from February-April of 1865. Approximately 3,600 were repurchased from the government by Remington in 1870 and then resold to the French for use in the Franco-Prussian War, lending to their scarcity on the collectors market today. Features include a "pinched" blade front sight, notch rear sight with folding leaf graduated up to 500 yards, two-line Remington address and patent markings on the upper tang, and saddle bar with saddle ring on the left of the frame. Single letter inspection initials marked on various components. Matching serial number "4336" marked on the left front surface of the frame and on the bottom of the barrel at the breech. Oval script "CGC" (Charles G. Curtis) inspection cartouche stamped on the left of the stock wrist.
Good with gray patina and scattered light pitting overall, and clear markings in the metal. Strong traces of original nitre blue finish visible on the breech block. Wood is very good with scattered light pressure dents and numerous scratches, a few light scuffs, and a crisp cartouche. Mechanically excellent.
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