Nice tight Burnside

General Butler

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Its kind of sad that Burnside spent his career just one step away from success.
No pontoons ag Fburg...no gakers on the carbine that bares his name until he had to step away from it. No great field success except maybe minor success in NC early in the war.
Nice gun though. 5th Model I think with a number 17739. Still has the saddle ring and the action works quite well.
Nice little gun eith overall good color
Thoughts

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ucvrelics

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It says Burnside patent then it says model of 186?
Its a model 1864 and should have Cast Steel 1864 on the barrel. Below are the SRS range.
17709 091563 CO C 12TH NY VOL CAV
17715 CO K 4TH WISC VOL CAV
17716 CO K 4TH WISC VOL CAV
17741 CO K 4TH WISC VOL CAV
17795 100164 CO I 4TH WISC VOL CAV
 

rebed19th

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Burnside borrowed money from friends to establish the Bristol Rifle Works. He expected an order for $90,000 worth of firearms. Burnside was offered the chance to win the full contract for his carbine if he paid a five thousand bribe to an unnamed War Dept. official. Burnside told a West Point classmate that he indignantly refused, and that his only regret was that he did not fell him on the ground. He was ruined financially after that.
 

General Butler

First Sergeant
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Its a model 1864 and should have Cast Steel 1864 on the barrel. Below are the SRS range.
17709 091563 CO C 12TH NY VOL CAV
17715 CO K 4TH WISC VOL CAV
17716 CO K 4TH WISC VOL CAV
17741 CO K 4TH WISC VOL CAV
17795 100164 CO I 4TH WISC VOL CAV
Yep cast steel in small stamp in front of rear sight. Just a couple away from Co k.
Very cool.
THANKS SO MUCH
 
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