Item #23191

Ball Cavalry Civil War Carbine 1002 Produced

  • Price: $2,750.00
  • Maker: Ball
  • Model: Carbine
  • Caliber: .50RF

  • Description: NSN, .50 RF, 20 1/2" barrel with a very good bore that has some light freckling and pitting within the grooves. This is a seldom seen carbine that has an overall dark plum-brown patina with some traces of mild gray on the hammer and right side of the frame and bolt. Additionally, there is a series of peen marks along the top of the receiver and lower edge of the sideplate just behind the hammer. The magazine cut-off on the left side and the triggerguard/lever pin retain about 90% of an added blue finish with mild gray fading on the balance. The "US" and Lamson & Co markings on the left side are still quite clear. The walnut forend and buttstock have an added varnish finish over numerous small handling marks and surface blemishes throughout with a further sizable chip missing from the left side of the wrist. The carbine comes with an original ramrod and the action is fully functional. These carbines were ordered in 1864 but weren't delivered until May of 1865 after hostilities had ceased (1002 produced). Nevertheless, they are considered a secondary Civil War weapon and are seldom seen today. This example is in very good condition and would make a great addition to any collection. Antique