C.S. Arms, Inc.

Cliff Sophia, Proprietor

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

Upperville, VA  20185

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Item No.: 8361 Price : $2,875.00
Item : VERY FINE, CIVIL WAR SMITH CAVALRY CARBINE
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 carbine is in very fine to excellent condition. It retains more than 95% of its factory blued finish on the barrel, trigger guard, and breech lock spring. The frame, hammer, and butt plate were originally color case hardened and retain a large percentage of their case color. The top and left side of the frame have faded slightly to a gray color. The remainder has vivid colors. The mechanics are excellent with tight lock up of the action. The bore is excellent, shiny and perfect. The stock is equally excellent with no dings or scratches and a crisp inspector's cartouche on the left side of the wrist. The only negative thing about this gun is that the rear sight has been bent up slightly from the dovetailed base, leaving a small gap between the sight and the barrel. This is truly a superb example of a Civil War Smith Carbine, as close to new as you are likely to find. Stock no. 22032

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