C.S. Arms, Inc.

Cliff Sophia, Proprietor

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

Upperville, VA  20185

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Item No.: 10343 Price : $2,150.00
Item : VERY FINE CIVIL WAR SMITH CAVALRY CARBINE, .50 CALIBER
Description :
This is an original, Civil War Smith Cavalry Carbine manufactured by the Massachusetts Arms Company of Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts. Over 30,000 Smith Carbines were produced from 1861-1865 with the vast majority going to the U.S. Government. Cavalry units known to have been issued the Smith were the 3rd West Virginia, the 7th and 11th Illinois, the 1st Connecticut, the 7th and 17th Pennsylvania, the 6th and 9th Ohio, and the 1st Massachusetts. The Smith was a breech loading, percussion arm of .50 caliber. This one is in very fine condition with more than 90% of its factory blued finish remaining. Most of the blue loss is on the trigger guard which has turned a smooth light brown. The butt plate is also turning brown. The frame retains about 30% of its case colors with the remainder fading to a brownish gray. The hammer has turned a smooth dark gray. The bore and mechanics are excellent. The bore is as bright and shiny as the day it was made. The stock is very fine with a few small dings from use. There is a small gouge along the trigger plate on the left side. There are crisp inspector's initials and a cartouche on the left side of the butt. This is an outstanding example of a Smith Carbine. Stock no. 30233

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