Lot #1250
Lot #1252

Lot 1251: Civil War Era E. G. Lamson & Co. Palmer Bolt Action Carbine

Excellent and Scarce Civil War Era E. G. Lamson & Co. Palmer Bolt Action Saddle Ring Carbine

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Lot 1251: Civil War Era E. G. Lamson & Co. Palmer Bolt Action Carbine

Excellent and Scarce Civil War Era E. G. Lamson & Co. Palmer Bolt Action Saddle Ring Carbine

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Estimated Price: $8,000 - $10,000

Excellent and Scarce Civil War Era E. G. Lamson & Co. Palmer Bolt Action Saddle Ring Carbine

Manufacturer: E.G. Lamson & Co.
Model: Palmer
Type: Carbine
Gauge: 50 RF
Barrel: 20 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 374
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 228
Class: Antique
Description:

The Palmer carbine holds the distinction of being the first metallic cartridge bolt action firearm ever adopted by the U.S. Ordnance Department. The bolt does not contain a firing pin and is simply used to seat the cartridge and seal the breech. It fires with a traditional side lock. Approximately 1,001 of these carbines were ordered on contract by the U.S. government late in the Civil War but were delivered too late to see action. It has small "M.M" (Miles Moulton) inspector initials on the left of the breech, left stock flat and top of the stock ahead of the buttplate tang, and a circled script "MM" inspection cartouche on the left stock flat.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retains 98% original plum blue finish on the barrel and 98% plus vibrant original case colors. Stock is also excellent with attractive original raised grain and rich oil finish, distinct edges, a few light handling marks, and an exceptionally crisp cartouche. Mechanically excellent. This excellent example of a scarce Civil War era Palmer carbine, a significant piece in the development of military arms as well as firearms in general, would make a fine addition to any U.S. Martial collection!



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