Lot #1243
Lot #1245

Lot 1244: U.S. Civil War American Machine Works Smith Saddle Ring Carbine

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

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Lot 1244: U.S. Civil War American Machine Works Smith Saddle Ring Carbine

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

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Estimated Price: $3,500 - $5,000

Excellent 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: 331
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 226
Class: Antique
Description:

Reportedly, 30,362 Smith carbines were purchased by the U.S. Government throughout the Civil War. Some of these carbines were issued to the 3rd West Virginia Cavalry, who served as part of George Armstrong Custer's 3rd Division and played a pivotal role in the Battle of Moorefield in 1864. Blade front and ladder rear sights. A sling bar and ring are mounted on the left of the receiver. Small inspection initials marked on various components and an oval script "JH" inspection cartouche stamped on the left stock wrist. Provenance: The Paul Crockett Jr. Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retains 95% plus original blue finish on the barrel, 90% vivid original case colors on the frame, 85% plus original bright nitre blue finish strongest on the breech latch, stock junction and trigger guard/lower tang with smooth brown patina on the balance. Sharp markings and edges in the metal overall. Wood is very fine with attractive original raised grains, a few minor chips at the toe, some scattered light scratches, defined edges, and an exceptionally crisp cartouche. Mechanically excellent. This excellent example of an American Machine Works Smith carbine would make an excellent addition to any Civil War or U.S. Martial collection!



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