Smith Carbine by American Machine Works

.50 Smith. 21.625" octagonal to round barrel length. SN: 11313. Break action breechloading percussion carbine with adjustable folding leaf rear sight and post brass blade front sight. Blued metal finish with case hardening to breech. Two piece walnut stock has a plain straight grip and forearm with a single iron barrel band. Features a brass break lever in front of trigger, as well as a saddle bar and ring to left of frame. Markings include "L.F.P." to left of barrel. Frame and breech have markings "SMITH'S PATENT/JUNE 23, 1857", Poultney & Trimble address marks, and "MANUFACTURED BY/AM'N M'CH'N WKS/SPRINGFIELD MASS" all to left side. Lower tang is marked with a "P" and serial number marks to bottom of frame hinge. Stock is marked with a boxed "GR" cartouche, followed by a circled "JH" cartouche on left wrist. Matching numbers on frame and barrel.


Good. Bore is bright with some scratching to rifling. Finish has losses overall, with most areas developing a brown-green patina. Pitting scattered overall, mostly to octagonal portion of barrel. Wood stock is in good condition with minor scratching and mars scattered overall. Cartouche marks are crisp and buttplate is flush. Action is functional

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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