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Burnside 5th Model Cavalry Carbine

  • Price: $3,495.00
  • Maker: Burnside
  • Model: Cavalry Carbine
  • Caliber: .54 Cal

  • Description: Serial #17432, .54 Caliber, 21” barrel with an excellent, bright bore. This is a very handsome carbine that retains 92-95% of the original blue on the barrel which has only a small amount of fading and freckling at the muzzle and hints of a mild, plum-brown patina along the exposed portions of the barrel. The frame has retained 70-80% of the original color case-hardening which blends smoothly into mottled plum-brown freckling on the balance. The lever, breech block, and wrist tangs have 90-92% of their bright, nitre blue finish remaining as well. The sling bar and ring have an overall slightly freckled bright gray patina. The walnut forend and buttstock have only a few small handling blemishes scattered about the period-added oil finish, but the cartouches on the left side of the wrist are crisp and clear. The mechanical lock-up is solid and the action functions flawlessly. This is a splendid example of a Civil War Burnside, in excellent original condition and would be a great addition to any collection. Antique