Lot #3249
Lot #3251

Lot 3250: Civil War Richardson & Overman Gallager Breech Loading Carbine

Civil War Richardson & Overman Gallager Breech Loading Percussion Saddle Ring Carbine

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Lot 3250: Civil War Richardson & Overman Gallager Breech Loading Carbine

Civil War Richardson & Overman Gallager Breech Loading Percussion Saddle Ring Carbine

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750
Price Realized:

Civil War Richardson & Overman Gallager Breech Loading Percussion Saddle Ring Carbine

Manufacturer: Richardson/Overman
Model: Gallager
Type: Carbine
Gauge: 50
Barrel: 22 1/4 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 298
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 170
Class: Antique
Description:

The Gallager carbine was designed by Dr. Mahlon J. Gallager, a Southerner by birth, and manufactured under license by Richardson & Overman in Philadelphia where Gallager had a dental practice. Reportedly 17,728 Gallager carbines were manufactured in three different variations. It has a notch and folding leaf rear sight, blued barrel and casehardened frame, lock plate marked "GALLAGER'S PATENT/JULY 17Th 1860" and "MANUFACTd BY/RICHARDSON & OVERMAN,/PHILADA." above the serial number, smooth walnut stock with patch box, saddle bar and ring. Includes a reloadable metallic cartridge.

Rating Definition:

Very good, retains strong traces of original blue finish underneath scattered heavy brown surface patina on the barrel, with smooth gray and brown patina on the casehardened surfaces with traces of case colors visible in protected areas. Stock is also very good as lightly sanded and re-oiled, with some light dents and handling marks. Mechanically excellent.



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