Civil War era Massachusetts Arms Company 2nd Model (Model 1863) Maynard Patent Breech Loading Percussion Carbine, .50 caliber, serial number 16301, visible to trigger guard tang. Right side of frame marked "MANUFACTURED BY / MASS. ARMS CO. / CHICOPEE FALLS" left side of frame marked "EDWARD MAYNARD / PATENTEE / MAY 27, 1851 / DEC. 6, 1859" left side of butt stock near receiver stamped with two government cartouches, inspector marks to sling bar, barrel near breech, and rear sight. Black walnut stocks, round barrel transitioning to an octagonal section at the breech, slightly curved iron butt plate, sling bar and saddle ring on the left side of the breech frame, checkered hammer, iron folding three-leaf rear sight marked "1", "3", and "5" and blade front sight. Barrel length – 20". Overall length – 36 1/2". Manufactured circa 1863 to 1865. Note: These carbines were issued to Union cavalry units during the Civil War, among those regiments were the 9th and 11th Indiana and the 11th Tennessee. Provenance: Private Maryville, TN collection. CONDITION: Overall good condition. Action holds at half and full cock. Normal storage dings to stocks. Some pitting to buttplate. Visible rifling to bore.
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