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Cliff Sophia, Proprietor

9150 John S. Mosby Hwy. (Rt. 50)

Upperville, VA  20185

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Item No.: 10289 Price : $6,250.00
Item : RARE 1ST MODEL WARNER CAVALRY CARBINE, .50 RIMFIRE
Description :
This is an original, Civil War Warner Cavalry Carbine made in 1864 and chambered for the .50 Warner Rimfire cartridge. Built by the Massachusetts Arms Company, the Warner was a brass-framed, single-shot, breech-loading carbine with a 20" barrel. The breech block hinged to the right and was released by a thumb lever just to the left of the hammer. The manual cartridge extractor is located on the bottom of the forend. Only 1501 of the 1st Model Warners were built. Cavalry Regiments known to have used the Warner were the 3rd Massachusetts and the 1st Wisconsin. After the war, the majority of the Warner carbines of both types were sold to the French for use in the Franco-Prussian War. The are quite rare today. This carbine is in very good condition. There is no finish left on the barrel or other iron parts. The iron has a steel patina with a speckling of dark brown. The brass frame and butt plate have a nics dark yellow brass patina. There are a few small dings in the softer brass. The gun has excellent mechanics. The bore is mostly excellent, except for some very light pitting up near the muzzle. It has been cleaned and the rifling is strong throughout. The stock is very good with the usual scattering of small dings and scratches associated with use. The sling ring appears to have been painted black and is probably a replacement. If you like cavalry carbines, this is a hard one to find. Stock no. 29962

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