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Joslyn Carbine
Item #: AD227-9
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Benjamin Franklin Joslyn received 25 patents for firearms inventions, designed three different breech mechanisms, and designed a revolver all of which saw service during the Civil War. His most successful invention was the carbine that bears his name. Two wartime models were issued--the Model 1862 and the Model 1864. This is a functional, intact, original example of the Model 1864 which was an improved version of its predecessor. The weapon is a .52 caliber, single shot, walnut stock, iron mounted, case hardened, 22" round barreled carbine with a distinctive loading and firing mechanism. The design featured a knob type pull-out latch for the breechblock with a protective hood over the firing pin.

The lock bears the marking, "JOSLYN FIRE ARMS Co. / STONINGTON CONN./ 1864." and the breechblock is stamped, "B.F. JOSLYN'S PATENT / OCTOBER 8th 1861 / JUNE 24th 1862." The sight is marked with gradient numerals and retains some of its original finish. Its serial number, 10008 is stamped on breechblock and tang. "US" is stamped on the butt tang. Overall length is 38 1/2".

Under the stock close to the trigger guard are two small stamps indicating these were sold to the US Navy. They are a tiny anchor and the other is a small elongated diamond. The rifling is crisp, stock is good except for two tiny short cracks, action is excellent, overall condition is very good.

Though relatively few were issued these were very well made guns. They retained their quality and offered excellent service.


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