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Cliff Sophia, Proprietor

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

Upperville, VA  20185

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Item No.: 10185 Price : $2,650.00
Item : FINE, ORIGINAL CIVIL WAR SMITH CAVALRY CARBINE, .50 CALIBER
Description :
This is an original, Civil War Smith Cavalry Carbine manufactured by American Machine Works of Springfield, 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 fine condition. It retains 60-70% of the blued finish on the barrel with some loss on the right side. The trigger guard and breech latch retain nearly all of their blue. The case color remains visible on the receiver with a bit of fading towards gray. The butt plate has a smooth light brown patina. The carbine has excellent mechanics. The bore is bright and shiny with typical shallow rifling. The stock is in fine condition with a few small dings from use. There is a crisp inspector's cartouche on the left side of the wrist. There is a very old chip, worn smooth, on the front of the comb. The front sight has been replaced and the rear trigger guard screw is missing. This carbine should make a good shooter for those who like to shoot the originals. Stock no. 29644

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