.58 caliber, 20" barrel, no S/N. Bright finish, walnut stock. Unmarked lock, top of breech marked in three lines: EDWARD LINDER'S / PATENT / MARCH 29, 1859. Correct, but weak, script AMB inspection cartouche on top of comb, forward of buttplate tang is partially legible. A legible G.K.J. block letter sub-inspection mark is visible on the counterpane. Correct pattern rear sight, original front sight, correct sling ring and staple counterpane. This is one of 892 1st Model Linder carbines acquired by the Ordnance Department between 1861-1863.
Very good. Markings in metal are clear, inspection marks in wood are somewhat weak. Metal cleaned with a thinly oxidized patina over pewter gray metal. Mechanically functional, very good bore with scattered light pitting. Stock with scattered bumps and dings with some deeper dents in the forend.
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