Civil War era Massachusetts Arms Company 2nd Model (Model 1863) Maynard Patent Breech Loading Percussion Carbine, .50 caliber, serial number 12063, 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 and rear sight with "J.M" to left side of barrel near breech. 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. Provenance: Private Maryville, TN collection. CONDITION: Overall good condition. Action sticky but holds at full cock. Storage dings with some deep scratches to stocks, areas of loss, largest 1/2" to wood near tang. Areas of rust/oxidation to butt plate, end of barrel, and hammer. Visible rifling to bore.
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