Lot #3245
Lot #3247

Lot 3246: U.S. Civil War American Machine Works Smith Saddle Ring Carbine

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

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Lot 3246: U.S. Civil War American Machine Works Smith Saddle Ring Carbine

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

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

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

Exceptional 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: 197
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 170
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 "GP" inspection initials marked stock and "B" on various components to include left side of barrel and stock comb.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retains 90% original blue finish on the barrel, 85% original case colors on the frame, 80% plus original bright nitre blue finish strongest on the breech latch, stock junction and lower tang with some areas of flaking and smooth brown patina on the balance, and scattered brown freckling overall. Sharp markings and edges in the metal overall. Wood is very fine with attractive original raised grains, a chip on the right of the wrist, a few minor chips at the toe, and defined edges. Mechanically excellent. This exceptional example of an American Machine Works Smith carbine would make a fine addition to any Civil War or U.S. martial collection!



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