Breech-loading Carbine

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This .52 caliber, breech-loading carbine rifle is currently on exhibit in the Armory at the Museum. It has a percussion cap action and the breech lock drops when the trigger guard is rotated forward. An adjustable rear sight is fixed at the breech and a lanyard ring is mounted on the left side of the frame. A distinctive identifying feature is the oversized hammer. Only 1,140 of these were manufactured.