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SMITH MODEL 1861 CARBINE
#26XX. Cal.50 Percussion. Standard 21-5/8" part round/octagonal barrel which retains 99% of its original blue. Frame showing 95% original colour case, buttplate over 60% blue!. Wood is in excellent condition with just a few handling and storage marks. A military inspector stamp LFR (Lafayette F. Rogers) is present on left side of barrel, also has a "JH" (Joseph Hannis) cartouche on the left side of the stock plus a small "JH" on top of stock near the buttplate. Bore like new, mechanically perfect. Made in 1862, middle of the Civil War!! A total of 30,362 Smith carbines were purchased by the United States during the Civil War. It was one of the most important Federal Cavalry carbines, and considered to be an accurate and reliable weapon. According to the serial number, this gun was ddelivered to the U.S. Government in 1862! Union cavalry units known to have carried the Smith carbine include the 3rd West Virginia, 7th and 11th Illinois, 1st Connecticut 7th and 10th Pennsylvania, 6 th and 9th Ohio. The 17th Pennsylvania and Third West Virginia used Smith carbines with great effect in the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. A very early Civil War gun in a excellent plus condition. Would be difficult to improve! Cartridge shown for information purposes only.