Civil War era Poultney and Trimble Smith's Patent Breech-Loading Percussion Carbine, .50 caliber, serial number 10183, all visible serial numbers matching. Left side of lock plate marked "Manufactured By/AM'N.M'CH'N.WKS./Springfield.Mass," "Address/Poultney & Trimble./Baltimore. U.S.A.," and "Smith's Patent/June 23. 1857," left side of barrel with "L.F.R" inspector mark, left side of butt stock near receiver stamped with government "JH" cartouche, inspector mark "F" to sling bar. Walnut stocks, round barrel transitioning to an octagonal section at the breech, slightly curved steel butt plate, checkered hammer, brass folding ladder rear sight and blade front sight, sling bar and ring mounted on the left side of the receiver. Barrel length – 21 5/8". Overall length – 39. Manufactured circa 1860's. Provenance: Private Maryville, TN collection. CONDITION: Overall good condition. Action holds at half and full cock. Dings to stocks with areas of loss, largest 5/8", to stock near butt plate. Pitting to metal, primarily to end of barrel and hammer, some rust to barrel band. Visible rifling to bore.
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