C.S. Arms, Inc.

Cliff Sophia, Proprietor

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

Upperville, VA  20185

(540) 592-7273 | sophiacsarms@aol.com

Open 10am - 5pm, Tuesday - Saturday

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Item No.: 10357 Price : $2,895.00
Description :
Here is an original, Civil War 5th Model Burnside Cavalry Carbine manufactured by the Burnside Rifle Company of Providence, Rhode Island. This carbine was designed by Union General Ambrose E. Burnside prior to the war. The Burnside was the 3rd most used carbine of the Civil War, behind the Sharps and the Spencer. It was a .54 caliber, lever action, single shot, breech loader that used a tapered metallic cartridge. The 5th Model Burnside was the version produced and issued in he largest numbers, with about 43,000 produced from 1863-1865. Cavalry Regiments known to have used the Burnside were the 1st Michigan, the 3rd Indiana, the 5th, 6th, and 7th Ohio, the 1st New Jersey, the 3rd West Virginia, the 3rd, 14th, and 18th Pennsylvania, and the 2nd, 12th, 14th, and 16th Illinois. This carbine is in very fine condition. It retains about 90-95% of its factory blued and case color finishes. There are a few fine rust specks overall and a few tiny blemishes on the blued barrel. There are two pea-sized rust spots on the trigger plate. The hammer has a steel patina where the finish has worn. There is some wear of the case colors on the butt plate at the toe and heel. The gun has excellent mechanics. There is a bit of rust in the chamber. The bore is in fine condition. There are a few small pits, but it is mostly shiny with strong rifling along its length. The stock is fine with a scattering of small dings and dents from use. There is a clear inspector's cartouche on the left side of the wrist. This is a nice Burnside in great condition. Stock no. 29980



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  Box 602
Upperville, VA. 20185
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