.64 caliber smoothbore, 23" round barrel, no S/N. Browned finish, case hardened breechblock, walnut stock. Top of breech block marked in three lines: J.H. HALL / U.S. / 1839. Original ramrod bayonet with reverse end threaded for cleaning implements, correct eye-bolt through stock for sling suspension. 2,020 of these carbines were manufactured at Harpers Ferry ca 1837-1840, many of which were issued to the 2nd US Dragoons serving in Florida, replacing the rifled .52 M1833 carbines they had previously been issued.
Fine. Retains most of the original brown lacquered finish, with some loss due to scrapes and minor mars. There is some scattered surface oxidation on the metal with some small areas of roughness, most notably at the end of the barrel and around the bayonet latch. Mechanically functional, fine smooth bore is mostly bright with some scattered pinpricking. Wood is crisp with fine, sharp edges and retains some of the original feathery texture. The stock shows numerous scattered bumps and dings from handling and storage and a small chip out of the upper rear edge of the counterpane. A really fine example of a fairly scarce Harpers Ferry produced Hall carbine.
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