C.S. Arms, Inc.

Cliff Sophia, Proprietor

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

Upperville, VA  20185

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

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Item No.: 9497 Price : $2,550.00
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 the 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. It retains about 80% of the original blued finish on the barrel and lever. The blue is beginning to turn brown. The case colored receiver has faded to a bluish-gray with a light sprinkling of brown patina. The butt plate is a smooth brown. The carbine has excellent mechanics. The bore would be excellent as well, but there is a ring of light rusting of the bore at the muzzle. This is consistent with a gun that has had a wooden tompion in the barrel to "protect" it. The rest of the bore is bright and shiny. The stock is in fine condition. It has the usual small dings and scratches associated with use. There is a crisp inspector's cartouche on the left side of the wrist. This is a very good example of the Burnside carbine, an arm that saw extensive use during the Civil War. Stock no. 25217



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