Breech-loading Carbine

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This .56 caliber, Joslyn breech-loading rifled carbine, is currently on exhibit in the Armory at the Museum. It has a center fire mechanism and protected firing pin and the breech lock is rounded and lifts up on a double hinge secured by a screw. The double elevating sight is attached to the barrel just ahead of the breech block and the wooden forestock is outfitted with one brass band. The butt plate and trigger guard are made out of brass with the remaining metal made of steel and the stock of walnut. The front end of the barrel has a cut-out for the sight and the left side contains a plate with a bar and sling ring.

  • Date: 1862-1864
  • Dimensions: W-4.5 L-39.75 Dia-1.5 inches
  • Makers Mark: "JOSLYN FIREARMS CO. / STONINGTON CT" engraved at lockplate; "B.F. JOSLYN'S PATENT / OCTOBER 8TH 1861, JUNE 4TH 1862 / 53" engraved on breech cover. the number 53 also appears inside the breech cover

  • Collection: Weaponry Collection
  • Object Name: Carbines
  • Object Id: 1926.289.1

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