Antique CIVIL WAR JOSLYN Cavalry .54 CARBINE
Used by Many Union State Cavalries!
Here we present an antique Joslyn Model 1864 Civil War Cavalry Breech Loading Saddle Ring Carbine, made circa 1864 in Stonington, Connecticut. Benjamin Franklin Joslyn was the inventor, holding over 25 firearms patents. 8,000 of these carbines were purchased by the Union during the American Civil War, and they all saw service, being heavily allocated to cavalry regiments such as the 4th and 8th Indiana, 19th New York, 13th Tennessee, 9th Pennsylvania, 3rd West Virginia, 2nd Wisconsin, 1st Nebraska, 1st Nevada and 11th Ohio. As a result of his success with the carbine, the federal government ordered 3,000 of his breech-loading actions in order to build the U.S. National armory made breech-loading rifles. These were made for the proprietary cartridge called the 50-60-450 Joslyn Rimfire. This pre-dates the Allin conversion and some of these 3,000 rifles are suspected to have been issued and used just before the end of the American Civil War.
The lock is marked “JOSLYN FIRE ARMS CO/ STONINGTON CONN./1864”. There are faint cartouches on the stock. Inspector markings are found throughout.
The overall condition is very good. The iron parts are dark with age. The markings are clear. The numbers match. The stock is in good shape with the kind of handling marks you would expect. The bore is dim with strong rifling. The action is excellent.
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Barrel is 22 inches.
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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