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.: 8355 Price : SOLD
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 fine condition. The barrel retains most of its blued finish. There is a small spot of corrosion on the left side just ahead of the forearm. The blue is developing a distinctive brown hue. The case colored receiver has faded to a dark gray overall. The lever retains about 50% of its factory blued finish with the more exposed surfaces turned to brown. The mechanics work very well with tight lock up of the action. The bore is very fine. There are a few minor pits but it is mostly bright and shiny. If you want one to shoot, this is a real contender. The stock is in fine condition as well. There are the usual dings and scratches from use. There are two inspector's cartouches on the left side of the butt stock and numerous sub-inspector initials on the metal parts. This is a nice clean example of a Burnside Carbine. Stock no. 22011



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in historic Upperville, VA
  Box 602
Upperville, VA. 20185
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