.54 caliber, 24.25" round barrel, no S/N. Browned and color casehardened finish, brass furniture, walnut stock. Breech marked: Wm Jenks and in five lines: USN / RP / P / 1847 / CAST-STEEL. Mule-ear lock marked in three lines: REMINGTON'S/ HERKIMER / N.Y. Single cartouche on counterpane, a script RP of sub-inspector Richard Paine. Carbine is in the standard "modified" configuration with the oval rather than round loading aperture and a rifled bore. Sling ring remains in tang of triggerguard. One of 1,000 Jenks Mule Ear Navy Carbines manufactured by Remington ca 1847-48 which incorporated the Maynard automatic priming system into the lock. A scarce carbine in its own right, rarely found in this condition.
About excellent overall. Retains nearly all of the original lacquer brown finish, lock with vivid case colors, loading lever with muted color. All markings crisp and clear. Mechanically functional, fine bore. Brass with a medium golden patina. Stock fine with some light handling marks, minor scuffs and a barely visible surface grain crack running diagonal about 3" from the front of the lock plate to the barrel channel. A really outstanding example.
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