Collection Warner 1st Model Carbine, another scarcer one (photo heavy)

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The Warner Carbine 1st Model was made in Springfield, Ma. and 1501 were delivered to the government the second half of 1864. It was 37.5" OAL with a 20" barrel breech loader. It was a propitiatory cartridge .50RF Warner that was basically a shrunk down Spencer 56-56. All 1501 were inspected by CSL C.S. Leonard. It was the first brass frame single shot to be accepted by the government. Approx. 4-500 were issued to the 1st Wisconsin Vol. Cav. . Approx. 500 were re chambered to Spencer 56-56. Very few remain as unchanged caliber. Warners 2nd model were manufactured by Greene Rifle Works in Worcester, Ma.. All 2500 delivered the fist quarter of 1865. They were all 56-56 Spencer. Some other minor changes. None ever were issued , but ended up through dealers as being shipped to France for Franco-Prussian War. This is one of the survivors of the 1st Model. The ejector is similar to a Ballard. Enjoy.
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Thanks for posting your Warner. Mine is serial #264. Forgotten Weapons has a great video on youtube.com on the Warner carbine. I will try to post some photos of mine.
Thanks. I have watched the video. I think that is the first time he has the the info for the 1st and 2nd model mixed. He makes the Greene as the 1st model and Warner as 2nd
 
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I love the rear sights! Rather reminds me of a Snider's action.

This article from the American Society of Arms Collectors may be dated, but it does include additional images of the cartridge and also the patent drawings:

https://americansocietyofarmscollec...loads/2019/06/1981-B45-The-Warner-Carbine.pdf
Thanks. I have a copy of it. The book "Warner Civil War Cavalry Carbines" by Col. J. Alan Hassell seems to be the best info source. Not to expensive for a reference book.
 
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