Antiques for Sale

Antiques for Sale

$950.00 - Antique Early Civil War Fifth model Burnside Carbine - Buyer pays shipping to their zipcode

Plum brown-gray barrel, traces of mottled case-hardened color on receiver with over-all brown-gray metal showing light gray on raised areas. Some pitting on swivel bar and ring. Very good bore. Markings on lock are worn, but readable. Early serial number (1376) indicates April-June 1863 production date according to Edwin Hull’s book “The Burnside Breach Loading Carbines”. Rear tang screw just under 1/8” too long-likely replaced. Forearm wood is smooth brown and exhibits only small dings from use; no cracks. The buttstock exhibits two inspectors’ cartouches on the comb. The finish is worn down to the walnut in a vertical line about half-way to the buttstock, probably from rubbing against a scabbard throat. The gun definitely saw action. There is a spliced piece 3 3/16” long on the right side of the stock between the lock plate and lower tang. Its wear indicates the stock was likely repaired some time ago, possibly near the end of its working life. This repair does not detract from the overall appearance of the gun.

**Email me if interested - I don't often check this page so be sure to email if interested. Buyer pays shipping to their zipcode, approximately $25.00. I will send a paypal invoice.

Shows swivel bar & ring

stamped Cartouche

Inspectors Mark

Serial Number

Wood repair below lock plate

Shows clean bore