A Fine Antique Civil War U.S. Military Percussion breech-loader Carbine made by SMITH
A Fine Antique Civil War U.S. Military Percussion breech-loader Carbine made by SMITH (American Machine Works, Springfield, Massachusetts. Total produced estimated at 30,000). 21 5/8”, .50 caliber rifled Barrel. Generous amounts of original case colors and arsenal finish. Light spotty surface rust. Some areas of salt and pepper rust pitting especially on the butt plate. The stock is solid with light scratches and dings with a clear inspector's cartouche. In good mechanical working order.
ADDRESS/POULTNEY & TRIMBLE/BALTIMORE, U.S.A., SMITHS PATENT/JUNE 23 1857.